By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Steelers linebacker Vince Williams has announced his retirement from football after eight seasons on the team.
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Pittsburgh announced the news on Wednesday.
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“Vince Williams announced today that he will be retiring from football,” said Kevin Colbert, general manager and vice president of Steelers, in a statement. “We respect his decision and would like to thank him for his time with us because, in addition to his contributions in the field, he has consistently shown great character and leadership qualities. We wish Vince and his family all the best. ”
Williams played 14 regular season games last season. He was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
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In 121 regular season games of his career, Williams scored 444 tackles, 48 tackles for loss, and 20.5 sacks.