Travis Williams (running back)

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Travis Williams
Date of birth: January 14, 1946
Place of birth: El Dorado, Arkansas
Date of death: February 17, 1991(1991-02-17) (aged 45)
Place of death: Martinez, California
Career information
Position(s): Running back/ Kick returner
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1967 / Round: 4 / Pick 93
As player:
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and awards
Honors: Packers Hall of Fame
Records: NFL single season kick return average 41.1
NFL kick return touchdowns in a single season (4)
Career stats
Playing stats at

Travis Williams (January 14, 1946 - February 17, 1991) was an American football player for the Green Bay Packers. Williams attended Harry Ells High School, Contra Costa College and Arizona State University, before being selected in the 1967 NFL Draft at the insistence of Packers' coach Vince Lombardi. He returned four kickoffs for touchdowns in his rookie season in 1967, setting an NFL record. Among the returns were two in one quarter against the Cleveland Browns to set another league record. He also set the record for single-season kickoff return average with 41.06 yards, while playing four seasons with the Packers and two with the Los Angeles Rams, before a knee injury ended his career prematurely.

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