James Williams (American football)
|Date of birth:||March 18, 1928|
|Place of birth:||Waco, Texas|
James "Froggy" Williams (born March 18, 1928) is a former American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1965. Williams was Rice's all-time leading scorer with 156 career points, including 75 extra points.
As a senior, he was the captain and the most important player in head coach Jess Neely's ""gridiron machine"" team that won the Southwest Conference Championship in 1949. The Owls won nine of 10 regular season games and defeated North Carolina and Hall of Fame back Charley "Choo Choo" Justice in the Cotton Bowl, 27-13. That year he was also named a consensus All-America choice.
The only field goal he ever made as a collegian was to beat Texas, 17-15, in their 1949 matchup.
Williams was named one of the 1950 Classic's outstanding players and was also selected to the Cotton Bowl's All-Decade team for the 1950s.
He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.
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