Corey Williams
DT #99
Arkansas State


  • Acquired by the Detroit Lions via trade with the Cleveland Browns March 5, 2010.
  • Acquired by the Cleveland Browns via trade with the Green Bay Packers March 1, 2008.
  • Designated as Franchise Player by the Green Bay Packers February 20, 2008.
  • Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Mane Facts:

  • Enjoys hunting, fishing and riding four-wheelers.
  • In 2005, was part of the 'NFL Hometown Huddle,' moving furniture into new space for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • In 2006, participated in the United Way's kickoff event.
  • While in Green Bay, he took part in the Brett Favre Charity Softball Game and also the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon.
  • At Arkansas State, visited area high schools, spreading a message that encouraged students to stay in school and graduate.
  • Nicknamed 'C-Dub' and Big C'.

2011: Team’s starting defensive tackle. Has amassed 31 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 pass defense on the year.

  • Part of a defensive unit that helped the Lions to a 27-20 opening day win at Tampa Bay (9/11). Through the first three quarters, the Lions defense forced three-and-outs on five of the Bucs' first eight possessions, including three-straight to open the third quarter. On the Lions first defensive possession that started at the Lions 21-yard line following a 78-yard kickoff return, the Lions defense held firm and did not allow a first down, forcing a Buccaneer field goal. In the first half, the defense allowed just 6 points and limited the Bucs to just 8:15 of possession time in the first two quarters.
  • The defense allowed just 56 yards on the ground against the Buccaneer. It is the lowest rushing total allowed by the Lions on the road in a season opener since allowing 31 yards at Seattle September 12, 1999. It was also their lowest rushing total allowed overall on opening day since limiting the Green Bay Packers to 46 yards September 11, 2005. No Bucs running back rushed for more than 15 yards and just 1 of their 17 first downs came on the ground.
  • Was part of a team effort that registered 6 turnovers in the game against Kansas City (9/18), including 3 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries. It marked the first time since the Lions claimed a 24-17 win at Houston (Oilers, 12/10/95) that the team had 3 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries.
  • After a slow first half at Minnesota (9/25), allowing the Vikings to gain 124 yards on 16 carries (7.8 avg.) in the first half, the Lions defense helped the team’s come-from-behind win by stuffing the run in the second half yielding just 8 rushing yards on 7 carries (1.1 avg.). Vikings’ All-Pro RB Adrian Peterson recorded 73 yards on 12 rushes in the first half, but wash held to just 5 yards on 5 carries by the Lions in the second half.
  • With 11:40 left to play in the fourth quarter and trailing 20-17, the Lions stuffed the Vikings on fourth-and-1 at the Lions 17-yard line. The Lions followed up with a scoring drive that culminated in a 40-yard game-tying field goal.
  • Recorded 0.5 a sack (with DE Lawrence Jackson) vs. Atlanta (10/23) for a loss of 2.5 yards. Also added 3 tackles.
  • Had 3 tackles (2 solo) and a sack at Denver (10/30). One of his tackles was for a loss. His sack of Broncos QB Tim Tebow came late in the second quarter for a loss of 7 yards.

2010: Starting defensive tackle. Provided a steady-presence in the middle of the team's defensive line in all 16 games he started on the season. Collected 37 tackles and 2 sacks, 1 interception (27 yards) and 4 pass defenses on the season.

  • Recorded 5 solo tackles, 1.0 sack for a loss of a yard and a quarterback hurry in season opener at Chicago (9/12).
  • Recorded 2 solo tackles, including a tackle-for-loss, vs. Philadelphia (9/19) as well as 2 quarterback hurries.
  • Intercepted QB Brett Favre for a 27-yard return in the first quarter at Minnesota (9/26) for his second-career pick. The interception set up the Lions' offense for a 5-yard touchdown pass from QB Shaun Hill to TE Tony Scheffler. Williams became the first Lions defensive tackle to record an interception since DT Shaun Rogers returned an interception 66 yards for a touchdown vs. Denver (11/4/07).
  • Added 3 tackles (2 solo), including one for a loss at Green Bay (10/3).
  • Season-high 7 tackles (6 solo) against St. Louis (10/10).
  • Recorded three solo tackles against the New York Jets (11/7).
  • Two tackles (1 solo) and two quarterback hits at Buffalo (11/14).
  • Recorded three tackles (3 solo) against Chicago (12/5) in his 50th start of career.
  • Registered second sack of season for a loss of four at Miami (12/26). Added five solo stops, quarterback hit, tackle for loss and had one pass defense.

2009: Played in all 16 games (two starts) for the Browns and registered 31 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and four pass defenses.

  • Notched 3 tackles, a sack of Carson Palmer, five quarterback hits and a pass defensed vs. Cincinnati (10/4).
  • Saw extensive action over the final three quarters and came up with three tackles at Buffalo (10/11).
  • At Chicago 11/1, was credited with 3 tackles, including a 6-yard sack of Jay Cutler.
  • Notched three tackles at Cincinnati (11/29).
  • Saw his most extensive action of the season and recorded a season-high 5 tackles vs. San Diego (12/6).
  • Against Pittsburgh (12/10), made first start of season (right end). Collected five tackles, including a pair of sacks of Ben Roethlisberger, totaling 16 yards in losses. Of his two sacks, one came on third down. It marked the sixth time in his career he produced two or more sacks in a game and his first since November 18, 2007 against Carolina as a member of the Packers.
  • Started at right end at Kansas City (12/20) and posted 3 tackles (1 for loss), a pass defensed and a forced fumble, as he stripped the ball from Tim Castille. Left game in the third quarter with a thigh injury and did not return.

2008: Started all 16 games at left defensive end in his first season with Cleveland. Botched 57 tackles (32 solo), .5 sack (4.5 yards), four pass defenses and one fumble recovery.

  • Made his Browns debut vs. Dallas (9/7) and started at LDE with 3 solo tackles.
  • Started at LDE vs. Pittsburgh (9/14) and led team with a career-high 9 tackles, including 6 solo, and 0.5 sacks for 4.5 yards. Was part of a defensive effort that held the Steelers to 281 net yards of offense. In the first quarter, combined with S Nick Sorensen for a 9-yard sack of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to force a punt. Also played on special teams.
  • At Baltimore (9/21), added 3 tackles, including 1 solo, and 1 pass defensed. Part of a defensive effort that limited the Ravens to 273 net yards of offense.
  • At Cincinnati (9/28), added 3 tackles, including 1 solo, 1 quarterback pressure and 1 recovered fumble. In the fourth quarter, recovered a fumble by Bengals QB Ryan Fitzpatrick at the Cincinnati 19 yard line, forced by LB Alex Hall, and four plays later K Phil Dawson converted a 29 yard field goal to open a 20-12 lead. Part of a defensive effort that limited the Bengals to 211 net yards of offense, including only 69 yards rushing, forced 5 turnovers and 3.0 sacks.
  • With one solo tackle at Jacksonville (10/26), was part of a defensive effort that limited Jaguars running backs Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew to a combined 20 carries for 53 yards (2.7 avg.).
  • Garnered 4 tackles (one solo) at Buffalo (11/17) and 1 quarterback pressure. Part of a defensive effort that forced 4 turnovers.
  • Totaled 7 tackles (5 solo) vs. Houston (11/23).
  • Had 2 tackles (1 solo) vs. Indianapolis (11/30) and was part of a defensive effort that limited the Colts to 215 net yards of offense, including 125 net yards passing, 3 offensive points and forced 3 turnovers.
  • Tallied 6 tackles (3 solo) at Tennessee 12/7and 1 forced fumble. In the third quarter, forced a fumble on Titans RB LenDale White at the Tennessee 25 yard line, recovered by DB Eric Wright.

2007: In his fourth season with Green Bay, played in all 16 games, including nine starts at right defensive tackle, and had a career-high 51 tackles, 32 solo, and matched a career-high with 7.0 sacks for 38 yards, 1 interception for 9 yards, 3 forced fumbles and 1 pass defensed.

  • Recorded 1 sack (4 yards) vs. Philadelphia (9/9).
  • Added 1 sack (5 yards) and his first career interception for 9 yards at N.Y. Giants (9/16).
  • Recorded 2 sacks (13 yards) at Kansas City (11/4).
  • Registered 2 sacks (7 yards) and 2 forced fumbles vs. Carolina (11/18).
  • Added 1.0 sack (9 yards) at Detroit (11/22).
  • Started at right defensive tackle in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Seattle (1/12/08) and the NFC Championship Game vs. N.Y. Giants (1/20/08).

2006: Played in all 16 games, including 11 starts, and recorded 47 tackles, including 31 solo, and a career-high 7.0 sacks for 46 yards, 3 pass defenses and 1 recovered fumble. Part of a talented rotation of interior linemen and displayed versatility by playing all four defensive line positions.

  • Recorded 2 sacks for 14 yards at Detroit (9/24) in the first quarter sacked Lions QB Jon Kitna for a 4-yard loss and added an 8-yard sack in the fourth quarter.
  • Made first career start at Philadelphia (10/2), and also started vs. St. Louis (10/8) and at Miami (10/22).
  • Posted a career-high 3.0 sacks for 17 yards at Buffalo (11/5). Became the first tackle in Packers history to record 3.0 sacks.
  • Started at Minnesota (11/12) and recovered a fumble and 1 tackle for loss.
  • Added 1.0 sack (7 yards) vs. Detroit (12/17).
  • In the regular season finale at Chicago (12/31), deflected a pass at the line of scrimmage that was intercepted by Patrick Dendy and returned for a 30-yard TD giving the Packers a 23-0 lead. Also sacked Brian Griese for 8 yards.

2005: Appeared in 12 games and added 34 tackles, including 21 solo, and two sacks (7 yards). Inactive for four contests with a calf injury.

  • In the opener at Detroit (9/11), collected 3 solo tackles.
  • Added a season-high 6 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and 1 quarterback pressure vs. Tampa Bay (9/25).
  • Totaled 2 sacks (7 yards), 5 tackles and 1 quarterback pressure in 52-3 win vs. New Orleans (10/9), and dropped Aaron Brooks for a 2-yard sack in the first quarter and Todd Bouman for a 5-yard sack in the third quarter.
  • Pulled a calf muscle in his right leg vs. Pittsburgh (11/6) and was inactive for the next four games.
  • Returned to action vs. Detroit (12/11) and added 2 tackles.

2004: In rookie season with Green Bay, saw reserve duty in 12 games and added 24 tackles, including 11 solo, 1.0 sack (6 yards) and one forced fumble. Utilized across the Packers' front during his rookie campaign—served as a backup to Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila at right defensive end, to Aaron Kampman at left defensive end and as a 'three-technique' tackle. Inactive for four regular season contests.

  • Contributed 4 special teams tackles, in addition to anchoring the wedge blocking unit on kickoff returns.
  • Made his NFL debut and added 1 tackle in Monday Night opener at Carolina (9/13).
  • Forced a fumble by Titans RB Chris Brown and had a season-high 7 tackles in Monday night game vs. Tennessee (10/11).
  • Registered 4 tackles vs. Minnesota (11/14), and made a key block to spring Robert Ferguson's 55-yard kickoff return.
  • Returned to action after being inactive for four games, and led Green Bay defensive linemen with 6 tackles vs. Jacksonville (12/19).
  • Notched his first NFL sack and added 5 tackles in the regular season finale at Chicago (1/2/05), dropping QB Chad Hutchinson for a 6-yard loss.
  • Played in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game vs. Minnesota (1/9/05).


  • Tackles: 8 vs. Pit 9/14/08
  • Sacks: 3 at Buf 11/5/06
  • Pass Defenses: 2 (twice), last at Min 9/26/10
  • Interceptions: 1 (twice), last at Min 9/26/10
  • Interception Return Yards: 27 at Min 9/26/10
  • Interception Return Long: 27 at Min 9/26/10
  • Fumbles Forced: 2 vs. Car 11/18/07
  • Fumble Recoveries: 1 (twice), last at Cin 9/28/08
  • Special Teams Tackles: 2 at Chi 1/2/05

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