Sam Williams (defensive lineman)

Samuel F. Williams[1] (March 9, 1931 – April 25, 2013) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He was a 24th round selection (288th overall pick) of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1956 NFL Draft out of Michigan State University.[2] Williams would play for the Rams (1959), the Detroit Lions (1960–1965), and the Atlanta Falcons (1966–1967).[3] He died in Livonia, Michigan, after a short illness.[4]

Sam Williams
No. 88, 85
Born:March 9, 1931
Dansville, Michigan
Died:April 25, 2013 (aged 82)
Livonia, Michigan
Career information
Position(s)Defensive end
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight235 lb (107 kg)
CollegeMichigan State
NFL draft1956 / Round: 24 / Pick: 288
Drafted byLos Angeles Rams
Career history
As player
1959Los Angeles Rams
1960–1965Detroit Lions
1966–1967Atlanta Falcons


  1. ^ "Sam Williams". Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  2. ^ "Sam Williams". Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  3. ^ "Sam Williams". Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  4. ^ AP via Yahoo Canada Former Detroit Lions defender Sam Williams dies
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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