Rod Williams (Canadian football)

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Rod Williams
No. 37
Born: (1987-05-27) May 27, 1987 (age 30)
Monroe, Louisiana
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) DB
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
College Alcorn State
Career history
As player
20102012 Edmonton Eskimos
2013 Minnesota Vikings*
20132014 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2015 Montreal Alouettes*
*Offseason or practice roster only
Career highlights and awards

Roderick Williams (born May 27, 1987) is a former Canadian football defensive back who played in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He won his first Grey Cup championship as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played college football for the Alcorn State Braves.

College career[edit]

Williams played four seasons at cornerback at Alcorn State and had his best year as a junior, recording 66 tackles, 12 pass breakups and one interception.

Professional career[edit]

He signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League in June 2010 and was named to the opening day practice roster on June 25, 2010.[1] He played in 12 games, making six starts, before ending the season back on the practice roster.[2] He made 15 starts at cornerback in 2011 and was named a West Division All-Star after recording 44 tackles and six interceptions.[3] Williams started 17 games at cornerback in 2012, sitting out the final regular season game, while also starting in the East Semi-Final.

Williams signed with the Vikings in February 2013, but was released by the club on August 26, 2013 (along with 12 others) to get to a 75-man roster.[4] He then signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in September of that year and played with that team for two years.

Upon entering free agency, Williams signed with the Montreal Alouettes on February 20, 2015.[5]

Williams retired in April 2015.[6]


  1. ^ Eskimos set practice roster
  2. ^ "Rod Williams". Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ 2011 East & West Division All-Stars announced
  4. ^ Craig, Mark (August 26, 2013). "Vikings release 13 players". Star Tribune. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ Alouettes Add Pair of Veterans
  6. ^ "Transactions". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 

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