Travis Williams (running back)

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Travis Williams
No. 23, 25
Date of birth January 14, 1946
Place of birth El Dorado, Arkansas
Date of death February 17, 1991(1991-02-17) (aged 45)
Place of death Martinez, California
Career information
Position(s) Running back/ Kick returner
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
College Arizona State
High school Harry Ellis High School
NFL Draft 1967 / Round: 4 / Pick: 93
Career history
As player
(19671970)
(19711972)
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and awards
Honors Packers Hall of Fame
Records NFL single season kick return average 41.1
NFL kick return touchdowns in a single season (4)
Career stats
Rushing Yards 1,166
Rush Attempts 289
Rushing TDs 6
Receiving Yards 598
Receptions 52
Games 62

Travis Williams (January 14, 1946 - February 17, 1991) was an American football player for the Green Bay Packers. Williams attended Harry Ells High School, Contra Costa College and Arizona State University, before being selected in the 1967 NFL Draft at the insistence of Packers' coach Vince Lombardi. He returned four kickoffs for touchdowns in his rookie season in 1967, setting an NFL record. Among the returns were two in one quarter against the Cleveland Browns to set another league record. He also set the record for single-season kickoff return average with 41.06 yards, while playing four seasons with the Packers and two with the Los Angeles Rams, before a knee injury ended his career prematurely.

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