Sport Steelers linebacker Vince Williams retires
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Considered perhaps the next great Irish linebacker, freshman Prince Kollie arrives at Notre Dame with time to grow into those expectations.But Lea went out of his way to reassure Kollie as he put together his own first recruiting class with the Commodores, making it clear to the Butkus Award winner (best high school linebacker) that Notre Dame was where he belonged.
Steelers linebackerhas announced his retirement, just before the start of training camp.
“Vince Williams notified us today thatfrom the game of football,” Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement. “We respect his decision and want to thank him for his time with us as he consistently showed great character and leadership in addition to his contributions on the field. We wish Vince and his family all the best.”
The 31-year-old Williams started 14 games last season and was expected to start again this season. He’ll be tough to replace, especially this late in the offseason.
The Steelers selected Williams in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL draft and Pittsburgh has been his only NFL home. Now he’ll say farewell.
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