Rodney Williams

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Rodney Williams
Date of birth: (1977-04-25) April 25, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: Decatur, Georgia
Career information
Position(s): Punter
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 7 / Pick: 252
As player:

St. Louis Rams*
Washington Redskins*
New York Giants
Seattle Seahawks*
Kansas City Chiefs*
Edmonton Eskimos

*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career stats
Playing stats at

Rodney Colin Williams (born April 25, 1977 in Decatur, Georgia) is a former American and Canadian football punter who last played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

College career[edit]

Williams, who played from 1995 to 1998, left Georgia Tech as the school's career leader in punting average at 41.1 yards a kick. His single-season average of 45.64 yards a kick in 1997 set a school record that still stands. That same season, he had a school record 553 punting yards against Florida State. In November of 2011, Williams was inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

Professional career[edit]

He was in the NFL, trying out for many teams over several years landing a job once, in 2001 with the New York Giants. At the time, Williams was the only starting African-American punter in the NFL, and was just the fourth in the league's history. Williams set a team record with a 90-yard punt on Monday Night Football on September 10, 2001 in Denver against the Broncos.[1] He is now out of the league after not signing with a team since 2006.


  1. ^ Olney, Buster (August 29, 2002). "PRO FOOTBALL; Williams Out, Allen In, as Giant Punter". The New York Times. p. 5. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 

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