Bernard Williams (gridiron football)

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Bernard Williams
No. 74
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-07-18) July 18, 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight: 317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Memphis (TN) Hamilton
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Bennie Bernard Williams (born July 18, 1972) is a former American and Canadian football offensive tackle. Williams was the Eagles first round draft pick in the 1994 NFL Draft[1] and started all 16 games for them in 1994.

Williams was known for smoking marijuana,[2] a habit that started in high school.[citation needed] After his rookie season, Williams failed 15 drug tests and was banned from the NFL. He would later play for the XFL's Memphis Maniax, the AFL's Detroit Fury and the CFL's BC Lions and Toronto Argonauts.


  1. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE: FOOTBALL; Eagles' Pick in Police Dispute". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 12 July 1994. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "PRO FOOTBALL; Eagle Lineman's Drug Use Will Cost Him Six Games". The New York Times. The New York Times. 25 July 1995. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 

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