#10

Willie Pile

Weight:

217 lbs

Height:

6' 2"

Position:

Linebacker

College:

Virginia Tech

Birthdate:

May 25th, 1980

Career Years:

5

Team:

Alumni

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Highlights

2009

Dressed and started all 18 games at linebacker and also played special teams for the Argonauts... Week 1, Started at LB and recorded 1 DT and 1 PKD in CFL regular season opener at Hamilton… Week 2, Started at LB and played ST in loss vs. Saskatchewan, recording 5 DT and 1 ST tackle…Week 4, Started at LB and played ST in win at Winnipeg…Registered 4 DT and 3 ST tackles… Week 5, Started at LB and had 2 DT and 1 INT while playing ST in loss vs. Winnipeg…Week 6, Started at LB and registered 7 DT and 1 forced fumble in loss at Montreal…Week 7, Started at LB, recording 2 DT and his second INT of the season on a 2-pt convert attempt in loss vs. BC…Was credited with a fumble after he knelt in the endzone after making the interception and, believing the play was dead, placed the ball on the turf… teammate Jason Shivers then picked up the ball and advanced it 51 yards before being tackled…Week 8, Started at LB and made 5 DT and 1 PKD in loss vs. Calgary…Also played ST making 1 ST tackle and recovered a fumble forced by teammate Andre Durie on punt return coverage which resulted in PK Sam’s first touchdown… Week 9, Started at LB and played ST in loss at Hamilton… Had 3 DT, 2 ST tackles and 1 PKD on the night…Week 10, Started at LB and recorded 3 DT, a pass knockdown and forced DeAndra’ Cobb to fumble in the fourth quarter in win vs. Hamilton…Week 12, Started at LB and played ST, making 5 DT and 1 ST tackle, as well as forcing an Adarius Bowman fumble in the fourth quarter which he returned for 0 yards in loss at Winnipeg…Week 13, Started at LB and played ST making 4 DT and 1 ST tackle in loss vs. Montreal…Week 14, Started at LB and made a team-high 7 DT including a big stop on Steven Jyles’ 3rd and 1 try in loss at Saskatchewan…Week 15, Started at LB and made 3 DT, 1 ST tackle and picked off a deflected Ricky Ray pass which he returned 27 yards in loss vs. Edmonton… Week 16, Started at LB and led all defenders with 9 DT in loss vs. Hamilton… Week 17, Started at LB and led all defenders with 9 DT in loss at Edmonton. Week 18, Started at LB and had 5 tackles and 1 knockdown in loss vs. Montreal.

2008

Started 17 games at OLB…Named Argos nominee for Outstanding Defensive Player for first time in his career…Led team with 72 DT… Week 1, Started at LB in Winnipeg and recorded 6 DTs…Week 2, Started at LB and played special teams in loss vs. Hamilton... recorded 5 DTs and 1 ST tackle…Week 3, Started at LB and played special teams in loss at Edmonton… Recorded 3 DTs and 1 ST tackle… Week 4, Started at LB and played special teams in win vs Edmonton…Recorded 3 DTs and 1 ST tackle…Week 5, Started at LB and played special teams in loss at Saskatchewan…Recorded 3 DTs and 1 ST tackle…Week 6, Started at LB and made the first interception of his career (01/08/08) on deflected pass from Ryan Dinwiddie…Finished game with 1 DT and 1 ST tackle in win vs Winnipeg…Week 7, Started at LB and had a busy game with 5 DT, 2 ST, 1 QB Sack (first of the season) and 1 PKD in loss at Hamilton…Week 8, Started at LB making 7 DT and 2 ST tackles in loss vs Montreal…Week 9, Started at LB and played special teams in Labour Day win at Hamilton…Made 7 DT and 1 PKD…Week 10, On 46-man active roster but did not dress in loss at Montreal…Week 11, Started at LB and made 3 DT in loss vs Winnipeg…Week 12, Started at LB and played a strong game making 3 DT in loss at Calgary…Week 13, Started at LB and made 7 DT in loss vs Calgary…Week 14, Started at LB and played a great game in loss vs BC…Made 6 DT and 1 QB sack…Week 15, Started at LB and made 4 DT in loss at Winnipeg…Week 16, Started at LB and made 5 DT and 1 ST tackle in loss vs Montreal…Week 17, Started at LB and made 3 DT in loss at B.C…Week 18, Started at LB and made 2 DT and 2 INTs for 30 yards, LG 20, in loss vs Saskatchewan…Granted free agency on February 15.

2007

Signed as a free agent with Toronto on February 23, 2007…Started 17 games at LB in his first year as an Argo, finishing 3rd on the team in DT with 76…Week 2, made his Argos and CFL debut (07/07/07) starting at LB and recorded a team-leading 5 DT in win over Hamilton…Week 3, recorded 3 DT and 1 QB sack in win over Calgary… Week 4, led all players with 9 total tackles (8 DT and 1 ST) at Calgary…Week 6, recorded 4 DT, 1 ST and 1 QB sack versus Montreal…Week 7, led the club with 9 defensive tackles versus Saskatchewan… Week 8, led team with 9 total tackles, earning Defensive Player of the Week runner-up honours…Week 13, recorded 6 total tackles and 1 QB sack which knocked Edmonton QB Ricky Ray out of the game…Week 15, recorded 5 DT and 1 QB sack in win over Montreal… Week 16, caused a key fumble on special teams that resulted in an Argos field goal in win at Montreal…Week 18, led all Argos with 7 DT and 1 QB sack in win at Saskatchewan…2007 Playoffs Made his CFL playoff debut (18/11/07), starting at LB in East Final versus Winnipeg.

2006

Re-signed with Dallas on March 31 and attended training camp with the Cowboys… Released on September 3 by Dallas before the regular season.

2005

Waived by Kansas City on August 30…Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys (NFL) on September 5…Played in all 16 regular season games with Dallas, starting one at defensive back…Finished the season with 18 solo tackles and 4 assisted tackles…His most productive game came on October 16 when he recorded 3 tackles versus the New York Giants.

2004

Allocated to the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe before joining the Chiefs for training camp…Ranked third on the Admirals with 53 tackles (41 solo), 6 pass knockdowns and an interception…Also added five special teams tackles…Played in all 16 regular season games on defence and special teams with Kansas City, starting five at defensive halfback and seeing time at safety…Finished the year with 28 solo tackles and 8 assisted tackles…Made his debut on defence on September 12 where he recorded 4 DT and 1 ST.

2003

Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) in the seventh round (252nd overall) in the NFL Draft…Signed a three-year contract with Kansas City on April 12…Spent the majority of the year on the Chiefs’ practice roster and did not see any game action.

College

Played 39 games at Virginia Tech at free safety and registered 267 career tackles and 267 interception return yards…His 14 career interceptions currently ranks him third on the Hokies’ all-time single-season interceptions list…2002 Started 14 games at free safety for the Hokies in his senior year, earning a second-team All-American choice by the Sporting News and a second-team All-Big East selection…Recorded a career-best 105 tackles (67 solo), 5 PKD, 2 FR and 2 FF…Also added four interceptions for 171 yards and one touchdown…2001 Started all 11 games for the Hokies at free safety, producing 94 tackles (53 solo) 6 KD and 4 INT for 77 return yards…2000 Started all 11 of Virginia Tech’s games at free safety and finished the year with 56 tackles (35 solo) and a career-best six interceptions (1TD)…1999 Appeared in three games as a redshirted freshman, recording 12 tackles (5 solo)…Missed the remaining six games of the season after suffering a neck injury versus Rutgers.

Personal

Played 39 games at Virginia Tech at free safety and registered 267 career tackles and 267 interception return yards…His 14 career interceptions currently ranks him third on the Hokies’ all-time single-season interceptions list…2002 Started 14 games at free safety for the Hokies in his senior year, earning a second-team All-American choice by the Sporting News and a second-team All-Big East selection…Recorded a career-best 105 tackles (67 solo), 5 PKD, 2 FR and 2 FF…Also added four interceptions for 171 yards and one touchdown…2001 Started all 11 games for the Hokies at free safety, producing 94 tackles (53 solo) 6 KD and 4 INT for 77 return yards…2000 Started all 11 of Virginia Tech’s games at free safety and finished the year with 56 tackles (35 solo) and a career-best six interceptions (1TD)…1999 Appeared in three games as a redshirted freshman, recording 12 tackles (5 solo)…Missed the remaining six games of the season after suffering a neck injury versus Rutgers.