Jimmy Williams (linebacker)

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Jimmy Williams
Date of birth: (1960-11-15) November 15, 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
As player:
Detroit Lions
Minnesota Vikings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

James Henry Williams (born 1960) is a former American Football linebacker who played mainly for the Detroit Lions in an 11-year career that lasted from 1982 to 1993 in the National Football League. He is currently the defensive line coach for the Eastern Michigan University football team.

Williams played college football at University of Nebraska[1] where he was an All-American defensive end. He came into Nebraska as only a walk-on. He was drafted in the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Lions, as the 15th overall pick.


  1. ^ "#96 Jimmy Williams". huskers.com. Retrieved 18 December 2010.