Sid Williams

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For other people of the same name, see Sidney Williams.
For the rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s for Balmain Tigers, and Eastern Suburbs, see Sid Williams (rugby league). For the rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1930s, '40s and '50s for Wales (RU), Aberavon, Wales (RL), and Salford, see Sydney Williams. For the association footballer of the Bristol City from 1937 to 1952, see Sid Williams (footballer).
Sid Williams
No. 67, 64, 52
Date of birth: (1942-03-03) March 3, 1942 (age 72)
Place of birth: Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Southern
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 16 / Pick: 222
As player:
Cleveland Browns
Washington Redskins
Baltimore Colts
Pittsburgh Steelers
Career stats
Playing stats at

Sidney Williams (born March 3, 1942 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Colts, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Southern University.

Early Life[edit]

Williams grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from Phillis Wheatley High School in 1959.

Personal Life[edit]

He is the husband of Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA).[1]

Political and Civil Service Career[edit]

He served as the United States Ambassador to the Bahamas under the Clinton Administration.


  1. ^ Murphy, Patricia. "Rep. Maxine Waters: Yank the NFL's Antitrust Exemption". Politics Daily.