|No. 72, 96|
January 19, 1959|
|Died:||August 16, 2017
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||275 lb (125 kg)|
|College||University of Miami|
|NFL draft||1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27|
|1982–1985||New England Patriots|
|1986||San Diego Chargers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Lester Williams (January 19, 1959 – August 16, 2017) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League, mainly for the New England Patriots, including the team's first Super Bowl appearance. He finished his career with the San Diego Chargers in 1986 and the Seattle Seahawks in 1987.
Williams was born in Miami, Florida. He attended Carol City High School. He was an All-American at the University of Miami in 1981. He was drafted in the first round (27th overall pick) of the 1982 NFL Draft. Williams was added to the school's Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.
- "Lester Williams, part of Pats' Super Bowl XX team, dies at 58". ESPN. Associated Press. August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
- Lancaster, Marc (August 17, 2017). "Lester Williams, nose tackle on Patriots' Super Bowl XX team, dies at 58". The Sporting News. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
- Richards, George (August 18, 2017). "Lester Williams, football pioneer of the Miami Hurricanes, dies at 58". Miami Herald. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
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