Jamie Williams (American football)

Jamie Earl Williams (born February 25, 1960) is a former professional American football tight end who played for 12 seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the Houston Oilers and the San Francisco 49ers.

Jamie Williams
No. 85, 87, 81, 88
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1960-02-27) February 27, 1960 (age 60)
Vero Beach, Florida
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Davenport Central
(Davenport, Iowa)
NFL Draft:1983 / Round: 3 / Pick: 63
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:1,980
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Williams played football, basketball, and track at Davenport Central High School in Davenport, Iowa, graduating in 1977. Nebraska was the only college to offer him a scholarship for both football and basketball, and he therefore accepted, continuing on to play 4 years of both sports at Nebraska. Williams was a four-year letterwinner and earned All-Big Eight honors in 1981 and 1982.[1]


Williams graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He completed a Masters of Science in Mass Communication at San Jose State University in 1993, and completed a Doctorate of Education in Organization and Leadership, including an emphasis in sports administration, at the University of San Francisco in 2000.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Williams was drafted by the New York Giants and played 12 seasons in the NFL as a tight end, with the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers, San Francisco 49ers, and Los Angeles Raiders.[3]

Williams was a huge comic book fan, particularly of Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian; in order to psyche himself up for big games he would visualize himself as one of those heroes.[4]

Williams spent six years as the Athletic Director for the Academy of Art University Urban Knights[5] in San Francisco. Before Williams' hiring, Academy of Art did not have an intercollegiate athletic program. Williams and his staff created an NCAA Division II athletic department including over 200 student-athletes in 16 sports.[6]

Williams was the Associate Athletic Director of Diversity and Leadership Initiatives at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 3 years.[7]

He is currently the Director of Student Athlete Engagement and Professional Development at the University of Maryland, College Park.[8]


Williams has appeared on KTVU news as a sports analyst on several occasions. He was a technical consultant in the movie Any Given Sunday. He was the Founder, President, and CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area film production company Y Motion Media.


Williams lives in Nebraska with his wife, Charlotte, and two children.


  1. ^ "#80 Jamie Williams". University of Nebraska. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "Jamie Williams Returns to Nebraska". WOWT.com. May 21, 2012. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Jamie Williams, TE". NFL.com. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  4. ^ "Bullpen Bulletins", Marvel comics cover-dated July 1990.
  5. ^ "Academy of Art University Athletics Staff Directory". Academy of Art University. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Jamie Williams Returns to Nebraska". WOWT.com. May 21, 2012. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  7. ^ "Jamie Williams". University of Nebraska. Retrieved September 26, 2012.
  8. ^ "Maryland Announces Hire of Dr. Jamie Williams". University of Maryland. Retrieved November 20, 2016.

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