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Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams wins Extra Effort award
Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams wins Extra Effort award

Brandon Williams manhandled centers during his second NFL season last year, creating enough leverage with his stocky, powerful frame to shove them into quarterbacks' faces. Williams emerged as one of the top pure nose tackles in the league, occupying two blockers to allow inside linebackers C.J. Mosley and Daryl Smith to make tackles. Blockers were often unable to single-block the 6-foot-1, 335-pound strongman from Division II Missouri Southern, who has bench pressed over 500 pounds. "I feel like I established respect," said Williams, the recipient of the annual Ravens Extra Effort Award from Ravens Roost No. 7 during a weekend banquet at the Hagerstown Elks Club....

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