Dan Williams had spent five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before signing a contract with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday.
Drafted 26th overall by Arizona in 2010, Williams has been a consistent presence for the Cardinals defense. Known as a run stuffer, he appeared in every game last season and made six combined tackles in the playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Here’s what the nose tackle did in his five years with the Cardinals, by the numbers:
Williams appeared in 70 career games with the team. He played in every game of a season one time, but appeared in at least 14 games in a season four times. He started 40 games for Arizona in the five-year span including 10 starts all of last season.
He had two career sacks for the team, one in each of the last two seasons. His most recent sack came against the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 2, a game in which he also had his second-most tackles in a game with seven.
Williams had 10 tackles against the New York Jets on Dec. 2, 2012, the most he’s had in one game. Those tackles weren’t enough in the defensive showdown as the Jets won the game 7-6.
He had eight passes defensed in the last five years. Williams also had eight stuffs (a tackle at or behind the line of scrimmage on a running play) for nine stuff yards that same time period.
He had one fumble recovery and one interception for Arizona. His lone interception was returned for a touchdown in the Cardinals opening game of the 2013 season against the St. Louis Rams. He picked off Sam Bradford and returned it two yards, but it wasn’t enough to secure a victory as the Rams won 27-24.