For the NFL offensive lineman who played from 1948 to 1950, see Joel Williams (offensive lineman).
Joel Williams
Date of birth: (1956-12-13) December 13, 1956 (age 63)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Wisconsin–La Crosse
 As player:
Atlanta Falcons
Philadelphia Eagles
Atlanta Falcons
Playing stats at

Joel Williams (born December 13, 1956 in Miami, Florida) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles from 1979 to 1989. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. Led NFC in Sacks in 1980 16 with Falcons.

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