Robert Williams (quarterback)

Dr. Robert "Bob" Williams is a former American football player for the University of Notre Dame.

Williams won three championships with G.A.R. Memorial High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. From his years playing for Terry Brennan at Notre Dame, Williams is best remembered for ending the record 47-game winning streak of the Oklahoma Sooners with a 7-0 victory on November 16, 1957.

Williams was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1959 (coincidentally, he was the second Notre Dame QB with the name "Bob Williams" to be selected by the Bears during the same decade), but instead he chose to enroll at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. His son Brian Williams played center for the New York Giants from 1989 to 1999. His grandson, Maxx Williams, is currently a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens.

Robert Williams
No. 9
Born:Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Career information
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
CollegeNotre Dame
High schoolG.A.R. Memorial
(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)
NFL draft1959 / Round: 28 / Pick: 332
Career history
As player
1959Chicago Bears


  • "State Hall of Fame Inductees". Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 19, 2007.
  • Notre Dame NFL Draft History
G. A. R. Memorial Junior/Senior High School

G.A.R. Memorial Junior/Senior High School (commonly known throughout the area simply as 'G.A.R.') is located on 250 South Grant Street, in Wilkes-Barre, located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States.

G.A.R. is both a junior and senior public high school, offering education to 1134 students in grades 7–12. Part of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District, G.A.R. has three full-time administrators and 85 full-time educators. The student to teacher ratio is approximately 20-30 students per teacher. About 87% of G.A.R. graduates go on to further their education at a post-secondary institution. It was named for the Grand Army of the Republic.

List of people with surname Williams

Williams is a common European surname. This list provides links to biographies of people who share this common surname.

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