- Willie Pile
Infobox NFL player
DateOfBirth=birth date and age|1980|5|25
New York, New York
Kansas City Chiefs Amsterdam Admirals Dallas Cowboys Toronto Argonauts
Willie Marquis Pile (born
May 25, 1980in New York, New York) is an American professional football player. Pile currently plays safety for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts, and formerly played for the Dallas Cowboysof the National Football League. He was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draftout of Virginia Tech by the Kansas City Chiefs.
West Potomac High Schoolin Alexandria, Virginiaand was a lettermanin football and basketball. In football, as a senior, Pile was named the Patriot District Offensive Player of the Year and the Northeast Region Offensive Player of the Year, and on defense, he posted eight interceptions and 96 tackles. [cite web|url=http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=69560&paper=61&cat=198|last=Sanders|first=Rich|date=2006-08-03|title=#58 Willie Pile, West Potomac, Football, 1998|publisher=The Connection Newspapers]
A three-year starter at
free safetyfor the Virginia Tech Hokies, Pile finished his career with 267 tackles, 14 interceptions and 276 return yards. cite web|url=http://www.pilegroup.com/index.asp?Page=Bio|title=Bio|publisher=The Pile Group] In 2002, his senior year, against cfb link|year=2002|team=Miami Hurricanes|title=Miami, Pile intercepted a halfback pass from Jarrett Paytonintended for Ken Dorseyand returned it 97 yards for a touchdown. The interception would come while Tech was trailing 49-21 and sparked a rally that ultimately fell short as the Hokies lost 56-45. [cite web|url=http://www.techsideline.com/football/2002/games/miamirecap.htm|title=Miami 56, Virginia Tech 45|publisher=techsideline.com|last=Stewart|first=Will|date=2002-12-07|accessdate=2007-07-08]
Pile was drafted in the 7th round of the
2003 NFL Draftby the Kansas City Chiefs. He played on the practice squadfor Kansas City in 2003. In 2004, Pile played for the Amsterdam Admiralsof NFL Europe. He played in 16 games for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2004 season, recording 36 tackles and two pass deflections. In 2005, Pile played in 16 games for the Dallas Cowboys, recording 22 tackles. [cite web|url=http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/396061|title=NFL Players - #20 Willie Pile|publisher=nfl.com] On February 23, 2007, Pile signed with the Toronto Argonauts[http://www.argonauts.ca/Argos/Team/Roster/Willie_Pile.html] of the Canadian Football League.
* [http://www.argonauts.ca/index.php/roster/show/id/949 Toronto Argonauts profile]
* [http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/396061 NFL.com page]
* [http://www.hokiesports.com/football/players/2002/pile.html Virginia Tech profile page]
* [http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/stats?playerId=4710 ESPN.com page]
* [http://pilegroup.com/ Willie Pile's personal website]
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