Clarence Williams (defensive end)

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Clarence Williams
No. 83
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1946-09-03) September 3, 1946 (age 70)
Place of birth: Brazoria, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: George Washington Carver
College: Prairie View
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 11 / Pick: 283
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 111
Games started: 92
Interceptions: 1
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Clarence Williams (born September 3, 1946 in Brazoria, Texas) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 11th round of the 1969 NFL Draft. He played college football at Prairie View.

Early years[edit]

Williams played at a time when high school and colleges were still highly segregated in the South. He attended George Washington Carver High School (Sweeny, TX), where he helped his team win the Carver State Championship in 1965. He moved on to Prairie View A&M University.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Williams was drafted in the eleventh round of the 1969 NFL Draft as a defensive tackle.[1] On September 9, he was waived but signed to the team's taxi squad, where he spent all of the 1969 season.[2]

He was given playing time in the 1970 preseason, including a game against the Green Bay Packers where he was scouted.[3] On September 1, 1970, he was traded along with Malcolm Walker to the Packers, in exchange for future hall of famer Herb Adderley.[4]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Williams was looked upon as the replacement for recently retired Willie Davis. In the sixth game of the 1970 season against the Philadelphia Eagles, Bob Brown was switched from left defensive end to tackle, in order for Williams to move into the starting lineup.[5]

1972 was his best year in the NFL, when according to the Packers media, he led the team with 9 sacks.[6] He would lead the team again in 1974 with 6 sacks.

In 1977, he was displaced by rookie Mike Butler and played mostly as a reserve defensive tackle.[7] He was waived on August 16, 1978.[8]

He played for the Packers during a low point in the franchise history (only experiencing one winning season), which cost him the opportunity to earn more accolades for his play. During his time with the team he was known as Sweeny Williams and was also voted as the team's player representative.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Williams has owned a travel agency since 1994. He is married to Icy Williams.


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