Eric Williams (defensive lineman)

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Eric Williams
No. 76, 75
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-02-24) February 24, 1962 (age 53)
Place of birth: Stockton, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 282 lb (128 kg)
Career information
College: Washington State
NFL draft: 1984 / Round: 3 / Pick: 62
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 30.0
Fumble recoveries: 2
Interceptions: 1

Eric Michael Williams (born February 24, 1962 in Stockton, California) is a retired American football defensive lineman who played in the National Football League.

High school career[edit]

Williams attended and played high school football at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, California.

College career[edit]

Williams played college football at Washington State University and was voted All Pac-10.

Professional career[edit]

Williams played for the Detroit Lions between 1984 and 1989 and the Washington Redskins between 1990 and 1993. He was drafted in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft. Williams was a starting defensive tackle with the Redskins in 1991 that went 14-2 and won Super Bowl XXVI. On an episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Michael Strahan called Williams the meanest player he ever met.

After football[edit]

Williams served as founder and CEO of Applied Sports Technology, an online college athletic recruiting service.[1]


He is the uncle of Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Kyle Williams.