Clarence Williams (defensive end)
|Date of birth:September 3, 1946|
|Place of birth: Brazoria, Texas|
|High school: George Washington Carver|
|College: Prairie View|
|NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 11 / Pick: 283|
|Debuted in 1970 for the Green Bay Packers|
|Last played in 1977 for the Green Bay Packers|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
Clarence Williams (born September 3, 1946 in Brazoria, Texas) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 11th round of the 1969 NFL Draft. He played college football at Prairie View.
Williams played at a time when high school and colleges were still highly segregated in the South. He attended George Washington Carver High School (Sweeny, TX), where he helped his team win the Carver State Championship in 1965. He moved on to Prairie View A&M University.
He was given playing time in the 1970 preseason, including a game against the Green Bay Packers where he was scouted. On September 1, 1970, he was traded along with Malcolm Walker to the Packers, in exchange for future hall of famer Herb Adderley.
Green Bay Packers
Williams was looked upon as the replacement for recently retired Willie Davis. In the sixth game of the 1970 season against the Philadelphia Eagles, Bob Brown was switched from left defensive end to tackle, in order for Williams to move into the starting lineup.
He played for the Packers during a low point in the franchise history (only experiencing one winning season), which cost him the opportunity to earn more accolades for his play. During his time with the team he was known as Sweeny Williams and was also voted as the team's player representative.
Williams has owned a travel agency since 1994.