Eric Williams
No. 76, 75     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-02-24) February 24, 1962 (age 58)
Place of birth: Stockton, California
Career information
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 3 / Pick: 62
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 1984 1989)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl Champion (XXVI)
Sacks     30.0
Fumble recoveries     2
Interceptions     1
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Eric Michael Williams (born February 24, 1962 in Stockton, California) is a retired American football defensive lineman who played in the National Football League (NFL).

High school careerEdit

Williams attended and played high school football at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, California.

College careerEdit

Williams played college football at Washington State University and was voted All Pac-10.

Professional careerEdit

Williams played for the Detroit Lions between 1984 and 1989 and the Washington Redskins between 1990 and 1993. He was drafted in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft. Williams was a starting defensive tackle with the Redskins in 1991 that went 14-2 and won Super Bowl XXVI. On an episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Michael Strahan called Williams the meanest player he ever met.

After footballEdit

Williams served as founder and CEO of Applied Sports Technology, an online college athletic recruiting service.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

His father Roy O. Williams also played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers while his nephew Kyle Williams was a standout for the USC Trojans before becoming a Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman.[2]


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