Brett Williams (defensive lineman)

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Brett Williams
Date of birth (1958-05-23) May 23, 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Norfolk, Virginia
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) DE/DT
College Austin Peay State
Career history
As player
1983 Birmingham Stallions – (USFL)
1984 Memphis Showboats – (USFL)
1985 Montreal Concordes
1986 Montreal Alouettes
1987 BC Lions
19881991 Edmonton Eskimos
19921993 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1994 Shreveport Pirates
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1986, 1988, 1991
CFL East All-Star 1986
CFL West All-Star 1988, 1991
Awards 1986 - James P. McCaffrey Trophy

Brett "the Toaster" Williams (born May 23, 1958 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a former Canadian Football League defensive end[1][2] who played ten seasons for five different teams, as well as in the now defunct USFL, with Birmingham and Memphis. He was a CFL All-Star three times. He was nicknamed "the Toaster" because he also played offense in short yardage situations, thus he would "burn you on both sides" (of the football).


  1. ^ "Joseph is CFL's hottest commodity". The Leader-Post. 2006-04-10. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  2. ^ "All-Stars Since 1946". Montreal Alouettes. Retrieved 2011-03-27.