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RB DeAngelo Williams - Pittsburgh Steelers

5-10, 217Born: 4-25-1983College: MemphisDrafted: Round 1, pick 27

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2015 Week 17 vs CLE (5 / 8 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams left the game with an ankle injury early in the 2nd quarter. As Williams was being tackled, his right ankle was caught under the defender. At the time of the injury, Williams could not put pressure on the ankle. Williams later returned to the sideline but did not return to the game. Prior to the injury, Williams had 5 rushes for 8 yards with 2 receptions for 13 yards. Early 1st quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 7 yard reception. A few plays later, Williams caught another screen pass for a 6 yard reception before being tackled on the 2 yard line.

2015 Week 16 vs BAL (17 / 100 / 2 rush, 6 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams had 17 rushes for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns while adding 6 receptions on 6 targets for 53 yards. Early 1st quarter, Williams ran patiently up the middle for a 9 yard gain. On the next play, Williams ran up the middle for a 7 yard gain. Williams followed that up on the next play by cutting back to the right and finding the right sideline for a 30 yard gain. A few plays later, Williams was stopped at the line of scrimmage on a 4th and 1. Late 1st quarter, Williams patiently ran up the middle for a 11 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran up the middle finding a hole for a 16 yard gain. Williams had 8 carries for 80 yards rushing during the 1st quarter. Early 2nd quarter, Williams ran off the left tackle for a 5 yard gain. Mid 2nd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 11 yard reception. Late 2nd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 5 yard reception. Early 3rd quarter after a pass interference penalty, Williams ran up the middle for a 1 yard touchdown run. On the play, Williams broke through two arm tackles and fell into the end zone. Late 3rd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 10 yard first down reception. Mid 4th quarter, Williams ran a draw up the middle for a 8 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams caught a screen pass and ran to the left sideline for a 22 yard reception. A few plays later on 2nd and goal, Williams ran for a 2 yard touchdown run. On the play, Williams ran around the right side and into the end zone.

2015 Week 15 vs DEN (14 / 26 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams had little room to run against a stout Broncos front. Williams had 14 carries for 26 yards and 1 touchdown adding 5 receptions on 6 targets for 30 yards. During the opening series, Williams ran patiently around the left side of the line for a 4 yard gain. Williams followed that up Williams followed that up catching two screen passes for 2 and 1 yard. On the next series after a Steelers fumble recovery, Williams caught another screen pass breaking an early tackle for a 19 yard reception. On the next play, Williams ran up the middle for a 2 yard touchdown run. On the play, Williams patiently waited for an opening and then dove forward over the goal line for the score. Early 3rd quarter, Williams received two straight carries for 1 yard and a 4 yard run around the left side of the line. Early 4th quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 7 yard reception.

2015 Week 14 vs CIN (23 / 76 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams ran hard and found the end-zone twice. Williams had 23 rushes for 76 yards with 2 touchdowns and added 2 receptions on 2 targets for 15 yards. During the opening series, Williams had 13 combined rushing yards over 6 carries. On 2nd and goal, Williams ran up the middle for a 1 yard touchdown run. On the play, Williams avoided a tackle for loss by cutting back to his left. Late 1st quarter, Williams ran up the middle before bouncing out to the left side for a 9 yard gain. Early 2nd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 6 yard reception. Mid 2nd quarter, Williams ran up the middle and found a large hole for a 15 yard gain. Early 3rd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 9 yard reception. Late 4th quarter, Williams ran up the middle before spinning to his left for a 10 yard gain. A few plays later on 2nd and goal, Williams ran up the middle for a 1 yard touchdown run. On the play, Williams had good run-blocking as he fell into the end-zone.

2015 Week 13 vs IND (26 / 134 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 31 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams received a heavy workload with 26 rushes for 134 yards, a 5.2 avg/per rush. He added 5 receptions on 6 targets for 31 yards. During the Steelers first offensive series, Williams patiently followed his fullback, Roosevelt Nix, as he ran up the middle and quickly cut-back to the left sideline for a 21 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran off the left tackle and was stripped of the ball resulting in a fumble. Late 2nd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 10 yard reception. A few plays later, Williams caught another screen pass for a 15 yard reception. Williams number was called to grind the clock with the running game during the second half. Early 3rd quarter, Williams ran up the middle for a 7 yard gain. A few plays later, Williams took the hand-off and bounced to the left sideline for a 16 yard gain. Williams followed that up on the next play with a rush up the middle for a 13 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran off the left tackle for a 13 yard gain. Mid 4th quarter, Williams ran up the middle and then cut-back to the left sideline for a 18 yard gain.

2015 Week 12 vs SEA (8 / 29 / 1 rush, 7 / 7 / 88 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams was a factor in the passing game with 7 receptions for 88 yards. Williams only had 8 rushes for 29 yards but scored a rushing touchdown. Williams had rushes of 5 and 7 yards early in the 1st quarter. Late 1st quarter, Williams caught a short pass and bounced off a tackle for a 8 yard gain. Late 2nd quarter, Williams found a hole up the middle and rushed for a 6 yard touchdown run. Early 3rd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass and cut across the field for a 17 yard gain. Mid 4th quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 13 yard reception. A few plays later, Williams caught another screen pass for a 14 yard reception. Late 4th quarter, Williams caught a screen pass and found the left sideline for a 34 yard reception.

2015 Week 10 vs CLE (17 / 54 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams was a victim of game script for the majority of the game. When Ben Roethlisberger entered the game, the Steelers focused on the passing game. Late 2nd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for 15 yards. At halftime, Williams had 7 rushes for 3 yards. Early 3rd quarter with an 18 point lead, the Steelers kept their foot on the pedal passing the ball. The Steelers had one offensive series in the 3rd quarter and Williams only received one carry for negative yardage. Early 4th quarter, Williams had an opportunity to run some clock with gains of 4, 4 and 3 yards. A couple of plays later, Williams ran out of the shotgun formation up the middle and cut back for a 9 yard gain. He followed hat up with a 4 yard gain up the middle. Late 4th quarter, Williams found a hole up the middle for another 9 yard gain. He followed that up with a 11 yard gain running off the right tackle. A couple of plays later, Williams cut back for a 12 yard gain up the middle.

2015 Week 9 vs OAK (27 / 170 / 2 rush, 4 / 2 / 55 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams had a phenomenal game with 225 total yards. He dominated on the ground and found the end-zone for two touchdowns. During the opening series, Williams caught a delayed screen pass and ran for a 33 yard gain. Mid 1st quarter, Williams ran the ball up the middle for a 9 yard gain. On the play, he made a quick cut back and broke a couple of tackles. Early 2nd quarter, Williams ran up the middle for a 3 yard touchdown run. On the play, the right side of the offensive line opened up a good hole for Williams. Williams was left uncovered on the 2-point conversion as he completed the reception with ease. Late 2nd quarter on a 4th and 1 from the Raiders 2 yard line, Williams ran hard up the middle for a 2 yard touchdown run. During the middle of the 3rd quarter, Williams ran the ball off the right tackle for a 12 yard gain. On the next play, Williams caught a screen pass and ran for a 22 yard gain. Late in the 3rd quarter, Williams ran off the left tackle following his blockers as he found the left sideline for a 53 yard gain. During the middle of the 4th quarter, Williams took a hand-off and cut it back to the right side for a 22 yard gain.

2015 Week 8 vs CIN (9 / 71 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams entered the game during the middle of the 2nd quarter after Bell went down with an injury. Late 2nd quarter, Williams caught a HB screen and ran to the left sideline for a 11 yard gain. Williams wasn't able to find any running lanes early in the 3rd quarter. He did make a reception on a HB swing pass for a 13 yard gain. Late in the 3rd quarter, Williams took the hand-off out of a broken I-formation. He cut back to the left side of the field, broke a tackle, and found the left sideline for a 55 yard gain. Late in the 4th quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 12 yard gain. Williams has been reliable when given opportunities this season.

2015 Week 7 vs KC (4 / 9 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams was used multiple times as the 3rd down and short yardage running back. Williams entered the game during the middle of the 1st quarter on a 3rd and 1. He ran hard up the middle for a 6 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams was stopped on a 3rd and 1. Williams received another opportunity on the next play when he converted the 4th down. Later in the drive from the Kansas City 6 yard line on a 3rd and 2, Williams dropped an easy pass which would have resulted in a first down and possibly a touchdown. During the next series, Williams entered the game on a 4th and 1 from the Kansas City 32 yard line. Williams was stopped short of the fist down as he had no room to run up the middle. Early in the 3rd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for an 8 yard gain.

2015 Week 6 vs ARI (1 / -1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams only received one carry during the game. There is absolutely no timeshare in the Pittsburgh offense.

2015 Week 5 vs SD (5 / 20 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams was on the field for a few more plays as compared to the past two weeks. On the opening series, Le'Veon Bell lined up in the wildcat and Williams ran in motion and took the handoff from Bell for a 2 yard gain. Later in the 1st quarter, Williams had runs of 5, 7, and 3 yards. As the game wore on, Bell assumed the bulk of the carries.

2015 Week 4 vs BAL (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

During the first series of the game on a 2nd and 3, DeAngelo Williams received the handoff out of the shotgun taking the ball up the middle for an 8 yard gain. He received only one other carry, a 3 yard loss, early in the 2nd half.

2015 Week 3 vs LA (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams only received one touch during the game. During the opening series, Williams took a HB draw out of the shotgun for a 2 yard gain.

2015 Week 2 vs SF (20 / 77 / 3 rush, 5 / 4 / 15 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams had his second consecutive quality performance. He ran hard and was productive. During the third series on a 1st and goal from the 2 yard line, Williams patiently followed his blocks for a touchdown run. Late in the second quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 11 yard gain. Later in that drive on a 2nd and goal from the 2 yard line, Williams ran untouched up the middle for his second touchdown. Early in the 4th quarter, Williams grinded the clock with a 16 yard first down around the left side of the line. Later in that drive on a 2nd and goal from the 1, Williams scored his third touchdown of the game. It was a hard fought second effort touchdown putting him over the middle of the line.

2015 Week 1 vs NE (21 / 127 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

This was the best DeAngelo Williams has looked rushing the ball in years. He was quick hitting the holes that the offensive line was opening up. On the first play of the game, Williams cut back and ran hard around the right side of the line for an 18 yard again. Two plays later, Williams took a RB draw for an 11 yard gain. He came out fast racking up 33 yards on his first three carries. He continued to eat up chunks of yardage on the ground over the next few series. On the fifth series of the game, he took a handoff up the middle for a 28 yard gain. On the same drive, 2nd and 4 from the New England 13 yard line, Williams took the hand-off around the left side of the line for a 10 yard gain. On 1st and goal from the 3 yard line, Williams fought hard but couldn't get in the end zone. This is when he was pulled for backup RB Will Johnson. Williams was not a factor in the passing game as he only received one passing target. He will have one more opportunity as the starting RB next week versus San Francisco.

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