Ben Williams (American football, born 1954)

Robert Jerry "Ben" Williams (September 1, 1954 – May 18, 2020) was an American professional football player who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) between 1976 and 1985. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 1976 NFL Draft out of the University of Mississippi. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1982.[1] Williams was the first African-American football player at Ole Miss.[2]

Ben Williams
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born:(1954-09-01)September 1, 1954
Yazoo City, Mississippi
Died:May 18, 2020(2020-05-18) (aged 65)
Jackson, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
College:Ole Miss
NFL Draft:1976 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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