Bears LB D.J. Williams out for season with muscle tear

Bears LB D.J. Williams out for season with muscle tear

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears said linebacker D.J. Williams will miss the rest of the season with a torn muscle, sustained in Thursday's win over the New York Giants.

Bears take a chance with LB Williams

CHICAGO, March 23 (UPI) -- The contract signed by new Chicago Bears linebacker D.J. Williams is not guaranteed, team sources told the Chicago Tribune.

Broncos player guilty of impaired driving

DENVER, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A Colorado jury Wednesday found Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams guilty of driving while ability impaired.
Documents say Denver's Williams failed second test

Documents say Denver's Williams failed second test

DENVER, July 12 (UPI) -- Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams, appealing a six-game drug suspension in court, failed a second drug test, court records indicate.
NFL suspends three Denver Broncos players

NFL suspends three Denver Broncos players

DENVER, March 9 (UPI) -- The Denver Broncos revealed Friday three of their players, including linebacker D.J. Williams, will be suspended early next season for drug use.

NFL: Denver 18, Miami 15 (OT)

MIAMI, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Matt Prater booted a 52-yard field goal 7:24 into overtime Sunday, handing the Denver Broncos an 18-15 decision over the Miami Dolphins.

COL FB: Arkansas 58, Texas-El Paso 21

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Ryan Mallett punctured Texas-El Paso with five touchdown passes Saturday, lifting No. 14 Arkansas to an easy 58-21 victory.

Some take up gambling in prison

EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Gambling is prevalent in prisons and inmates who didn't gamble before incarceration can acquire a taste for it that's hard to shake, Canadian researchers say.

Denver linebacker leaves game on stretcher

HOUSTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Denver linebacker Louis Green left the field on a stretcher with a neck injury and a concussion in the first quarter of Saturday's pre-season game at Houston.

Peyton Manning again named Player of Week

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning, who broke the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season, has again been named an NFL Player of the Week.

COL FB: Miami 16, Florida St. 14

MIAMI, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Ninth-ranked Miami maintained its intra-state supremacy Thursday night with a tense 16-14 victory over No. 8 Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

COL FB: Miami (Fla.) 52, Temple 14

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- D.J. Williams scored on a 61-yard run out of punt formation to help propel second-ranked Miami to a 52-14 rout of Temple.

Butkus Award semifinalist announced

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Teddy Lehman of Oklahoma is one of 11 semifinalists nominated for the Butkus Award, given annually to the best linebacker in college football.

Thursday's College Football Roundup

RUSTON, La., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Miami, which finished second last season, got off to an impressive start Thursday night with a 48-9 rout of Louisiana Tech in college football.

Miami 38, Boston Col. 6

MIAMI, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The top-ranked Miami Hurricanes erupted for 21 points in a span of less than three minutes early in the fourth quarter Saturday night to overcome a sluggish fir
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D.J. Williams
New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson (84) gives a stiff arm to Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on October 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)

Genos Derwin Williams, Jr. (born July 20, 1982 in Sacramento, California), colloquially named D.J. Williams, is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.

Williams played high school football at California's De La Salle High School. He Earned USA Today Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior and was regarded as the top defensive player nationally. He compiled 130 tackles (87 solo) and rushed for 1,974 yards, six sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumbles recoveries. On offense, he broke the school record for touchdowns in a season with 42 (33 rushing, five receiving, three punt return and one kickoff return).

Williams started his collegiate career at the University of Miami at fullback due to a logjam at the linebacker position. Although he was used sparingly in his freshman year, he recorded 18 career rushes for 142 yards (7.9 avg.) with two touchdowns while catching 12 passes for 153 yards (11.9 avg.) over his career.

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