Eric Williams (defensive lineman)

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Eric Williams
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Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1962-02-24) February 24, 1962 (age 59)
Stockton, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:282 lb (128 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Mary's (Stockton, California)
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 1984  / Round: 3 / Pick: 62
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks:30.0
Fumble recoveries:2
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR

Eric Michael Williams (born February 24, 1962 in Stockton, California) is a retired American football defensive lineman who played in the National Football League (NFL).

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High school career

Williams attended and played high school football at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, California.

College career

Williams played college football at Washington State University and was voted All Pac-10.

Professional career

Williams played for the Detroit Lions between 1984 and 1989 and the Washington Redskins between 1990 and 1993. He was drafted in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft. Williams was a starting defensive tackle with the Redskins in 1991 that went 14-2 and won Super Bowl XXVI. On an episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Michael Strahan called Williams the meanest player he ever met.

After football

Williams served as founder and CEO of Applied Sports Technology, an online college athletic recruiting service. [1]

Personal life

His father Roy O. Williams also played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers while his nephew Kyle Williams was a standout for the USC Trojans before becoming a Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman. [2]

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