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Broncos sign Sylvester Williams

Updated: July 25, 2013, 10:02 PM ET
Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When Sylvester Williams was 19 years old, he was punching a clock in a radiator factory and his glory days on the gridiron consisted of but a single start in high school.

On Thursday, he signed a four-year, $7.6 million deal with the Denver Broncos, who made him their top draft pick in April.

What an unlikely road to NFL riches for the 313-pound defensive tackle from North Carolina who will vie for a starting job with veterans Kevin Vickerson and Terrance Knighton.

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