Brett Williams (defensive lineman)

Brett "the Toaster" Williams (born May 23, 1958 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a former Canadian Football League defensive end[1][2] who played ten seasons for five different teams, as well as in the now defunct USFL, with Birmingham and Memphis. He was a CFL All-Star three times. He was nicknamed "the Toaster" because he also played offense in short yardage situations, thus he would "burn you on both sides" (of the football).

Brett Williams
Born: (1958-05-23) May 23, 1958 (age 61)
Norfolk, Virginia
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
CollegeAustin Peay State
Career history
As player
1983Birmingham Stallions – (USFL)
1984Memphis Showboats – (USFL)
1985Montreal Concordes
1986Montreal Alouettes
1987BC Lions
19881991Edmonton Eskimos
19921993Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1994Shreveport Pirates
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1986, 1988, 1991
CFL East All-Star1986
CFL West All-Star1988, 1991
Awards1986 - James P. McCaffrey Trophy


  1. ^ "Joseph is CFL's hottest commodity". The Leader-Post. 2006-04-10. Archived from the original on 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
  2. ^ "All-Stars Since 1946". Montreal Alouettes. Archived from the original on 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-03-27.