Sam Williams (defensive lineman)

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Sam Williams
Date of birth: (1931-03-09)March 9, 1931
Place of birth: Dansville, Michigan
Date of death: April 25, 2013(2013-04-25) (aged 82)
Place of death: Livonia, Michigan
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 24 / Pick: 288
As player:
Los Angeles Rams
Detroit Lions
Atlanta Falcons
Career stats
Playing stats at

Samuel F. Williams[1] (March 9, 1931 – April 25, 2013) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was a 24th round selection (288th overall pick) of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1956 NFL Draft out of Michigan State University.[2] Williams would play for the Rams (1959), the Detroit Lions (1960–1965), and the Atlanta Falcons (1966–1967).[3] He died in Livonia, Michigan, after a short illness.[4]


  1. ^ "Sam Williams". Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  2. ^ "Sam Williams". Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Sam Williams". Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  4. ^ AP via Yahoo Canada Former Detroit Lions defender Sam Williams dies

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