Bills’ 300-Pound Defensive Tackle Kyle Williams Rushes For First Career Touchdown


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More surprising than the Buffalo Bills‘ getting the help they needed to end their 18-year playoff drought—a 12-year veteran who’s never touched the ball on offense scored what’d stand as the game-winning score in the Bills’ must-win game against the Miami Dolphins.

In the third quarter, head coach Sean McDermott turned to defensive tackle Kyle Williams to punch in a touchdown on first-and-goal at the one-yard line.

So excited was Williams, that he busted out the grenade celebration made famous by the film “Any Given Sunday.”

Twitter loves itself touchdowns of the large-man variety.

Williams and the Bills would hold the Dolphins off for a 22-16 victory. But they still needed the nearly impossible to reach the playoffs: a successful two-minute drill helmed by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton against the Baltimore Ravens.

Miraculously, they got it—on fourth-and-12.

Bills fans could hardly contain themselves.

The Bills haven’t been to the playoffs since 1999, meaning Williams, 34, who’s spent his entire career in Buffalo, has never seen a postseason.

“Not us, right?” said Williams, who had his two sons among the locker room celebration . “Not us. Let’s tank it, man. Let’s just be done with it. They don’t know anything about heart. They don’t know anything about work. That’s who we are. These boys are going to enjoy it with their dad. They knew what was coming and wanted to come celebrate with us. Hey, men, coach and I talked about this a couple of weeks ago. This is a start. This is not a finish. This is a start. Let’s stay on it.”

Micah Hyde, in his first year with Buffalo following four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, was overjoyed for his teammate.

“Look at his face,” Hyde said of Williams. “This dude has his sons in here. I’m speechless. It’s amazing. I love Kyle, everybody in here loves Kyle. What he brings to this football team is amazing. To see him so happy that finally, he’s been here for 12 years and hasn’t been to the playoffs.”