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UNC Football: Tar Heels in the Super Bowl

North Carolina’s Sylvester Williams (92) was an absolute beast and stalwart for the Tar Heels’ defensive line during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. (Photo Credit: Robert Willett/News & Observer) Super Bowl XLVIII was a major disappointment for most fans, unless you were cheering for the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks dismantled the Denver Broncos 43-8 in one of the biggest blowouts...
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos sign top pick Sylvester Williams

Denver's top draft pick, Sylvester Williams, signed a four-year, $7.6 million deal Thursday, completing an unlikely path from 19-year-old factory worker to NFL riches at 24. Williams' deal includes a $3.9 million signing bonus and another $2.2 million in guarantees. The 313-pound defensive tackle from North Carolina will vie for a starting job with veterans Kevin Vickerson...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos go with DT Williams in first round

An abundance of riches on offense. An abundance of bigness on defense. The Denver Broncos added another big defensive tackle in the draft Thursday and felt like they got a big bargain, as well, when they chose 313-pound Sylvester Williams of North Carolina in the first round. A team that's all but set on offense with Peyton Manning, Wes Welker and company was thought to be...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Sylvester Williams To Denver Broncos

The VitalsNFL Team: Denver BroncosPick No: 28Player Name: Sylvester WilliamsPosition: Defensive TackleSchool: North CarolinaHeight/Weight: 6'3", 313 How is the fit?Defensive tackle has been a hole for the Broncos for the last couple of seasons.They re-signed Kevin Vickerson and picked up Terrance Knighton in free agency during this offseason. Williams is a good value at...
Via Football Nation
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

And with 28th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Denver Broncos select…

Sylvester Williams DT from the University of North Carolina.   I like that he did it in a non-traditional way.  Again more big men being picked in the first round.  How important is that line now. Williams played football for one season in high school, and started only one game. Not being recruited by college programs, he assembled radiator parts for 18-wheelers before deciding...
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Denver Broncos

PICK: Sylvester Williams, DT, North CarolinaANALYSIS: As Mel Kiper just said, Williams was the last of the big 4 defensive tackles. Williams has been mocked as high as 18 to the Cowboys, but this is a better area for him. Denver was certainly in need of a DT, and I think the decision came down to Williams or DE Tank Carradine. Both are decent value's here, so they had a tough...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Profile: Sylvester Williams' Age Pushes Him To Cowboys' Board

The following is the 4th in a series of draft profiles for the 1st round pick for the Dallas Cowboys. These profiles are put together with the specific needs of the Cowboys in mind, and is an attempt to examine their resumes and game tape to get an idea of who might fit in best with Dallas come draft day. Surely, circumstances will dictate what actually happens on that day, but we...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

From the Podium: Sly Williams

"I can't predict the future, but I know the past, and I know where I don't want to be in life, so I can never say where I'm going to end up in the future, but it's definitely going to be better than my past," said North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams, who carries one of the biggest turnaround stories in this year's draft. We hear from him...
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl: Williams' dream within reach

North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams is in Mobile, Ala. this week to play in the Senior Bowl. Williams is currently projected as a second to third round draft pick... not bad for a young man who once found himself daydreaming about football while building truck radiators in a factory.
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brennan Williams, Sylvester Williams Among Top NFL Draft Prospects in North Carolina-Idaho Matchup

In four of the last five years, North Carolina has produced a first round pick in the NFL draft. 2013 should be no different. UNC may never ascend to the top of the NCAA rankings, or even the ACC standings, but year after year they produce top NFL talent. Tune in this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NESNplus to see the Tar Heels (2-2) take on Idaho (0-4) at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel...
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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