American Football Database
American Football Database
Jamie Williams
No. 85, 87, 81, 88     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-02-25) February 25, 1960 (age 61)
Place of birth: Vero Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 3 / Pick: 63
Debuted in 1983 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last played in 1994 for the Los Angeles Raiders
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1994
Receptions     181
Receiving Yards     1,980
Touchdowns     11
Stats at

Jamie Earl Williams (born February 25, 1960) is a former professional American football tight end who played for 12 seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the Houston Oilers and the San Francisco 49ers.

Early years

While in high school, Williams played football, basketball, and track. Nebraska was the only college to offer him a scholarship for both football and basketball, and he therefore accepted, continuing on to play 4 years of both sports at Nebraska. Williams was a four-year letterwinner and earned All-Big Eight honors in 1981 and 1982.[1]


Williams graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He completed a Masters of Science in Mass Communication at San Jose State University in 1993, and completed a Doctorate of Education in Organization and Leadership, including an emphasis in sports administration, at the University of San Francisco in 2000.[2]

Professional career

Williams was drafted by the New York Giants and played 12 seasons in the NFL as a tight end, with the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers, San Francisco 49ers, and Los Angeles Raiders.[3]

Williams was a huge comic book fan, particularly of Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian; in order to psyche himself up for big games he would visualize himself as one of those heroes.[4]

Williams spent six years as the Athletic Director for the Academy of Art University Urban Knights in San Francisco. Before Williams' hiring, Academy of Art did not have an intercollegiate athletic program. Williams and his staff created an NCAA Division II athletic department including over 200 student-athletes in 16 sports.[5]

Williams is currently the Associate Athletic Director of Diversity and Leadership Initiatives at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.[6]


Williams has appeared on KTVU news as a sports analyst on several occasions. He was a technical consultant in the movie Any Given Sunday. He was the Founder, President, and CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area film production company Y Motion Media.


Williams lives in Nebraska with his wife, Charlotte, and two children.


  1. "#80 Jamie Williams". University of Nebraska. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  2. "Jamie Williams Returns to Nebraska". May 21, 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  3. "Jamie Williams, TE". Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  4. "Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel comics cover-dated July 1990.
  5. "Jamie Williams Returns to Nebraska". May 21, 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  6. "Jamie Williams". University of Nebraska. Retrieved 26 September 2012.

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