Clarence Williams (running back, born 1955)

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Clarence Williams
No. 40
Date of birth: (1955-01-25)January 25, 1955
Place of birth: Oakley, South Carolina
Date of death: September 18, 1994(1994-09-18) (aged 39)
Place of death: Columbia, South Carolina
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 5 / Pick: 124
As player:
San Diego Chargers
Washington Redskins
Career stats
Playing stats at

Clarence Williams (January 25, 1955 – September 18, 1994) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of South Carolina and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1977 NFL Draft. On September 16, 1979, Williams rushed for 4 touchdowns for the San Diego Chargers in a win over the Buffalo Bills.

College career[edit]

While attending South Carolina, Williams lettered in football in 1975-76 and rushed for 2,311 career yards, including eight 100-yard games. He was inducted into the University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.[1]


On September 17, 1994, Williams was shot in his car while at an intersection. He died at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina the following day.[2]