Kyle Williams catches pass in final NFL game
Buffalo defensive lineman Kyle Williams announced in a statement Friday that he will retire after Sunday’s season finale. The Bills sent him out with a bang as the big man had a nine yard reception in the fourth quarter of the 42-17 win over the Dolphins. It was the first and only catch of his career. On the defensive side, he recorded three tackles including one for a loss.
Williams played 13 seasons in the NFL, all with the Bills. Buffalo selected Williams in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was named to the Pro Bowl five times and was first-team All-Pro once. His best season came in 2013 when he had a career-high 10.5 sacks. Williams described himself as “grateful” for his time in Buffalo. “To have spent this much time with one team,” he said in a statement provided by the Bills Friday. “To have had the opportunity to get to know this organization, this community, and more importantly, the people. To have raised my family here. To have made countless memories and friendships, on and off the field.” He finishes his final season with 34 tackles, five sacks, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble, and one pass defensed in 16 games. Oh, and one catch for nine yards, and a ton of memories.