B: September 19, 1954
Member of the College Football Hall of Fame
Williams enjoyed 14 seasons as a dominant linebacker with the Cincinnati Bengals. Williams, who retired following the 1989 season, was a key element in the Bengals’ run to two Super Bowl appearances – Super Bowl XVI and XXIII – and he left the game as Cincinnati’s second all-time sack leader with 63.5 sacks. He received the Byron “Whizzer” White Award for Humanitarian Service in 1985, the NFL Man of the Year honor in 1986, and was named Sports Illustrated’s Co-Sportsman of the Year in 1987. Joined the Bengals as a third-round draft pick in 1976 out of Dartmouth. Williams was born hearing-impaired, but he had the benefit of professional speech and hearing therapy at the Michigan Schools for the Deaf and Blind, which is located in his original hometown of Flint, Michigan.
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