Travis Williams (running back)

Travis Williams (January 14, 1946 – February 17, 1991) was an American football player for the Green Bay Packers. Williams attended Harry Ells High School, Contra Costa College and Arizona State University, before being selected in the 1967 NFL Draft at the insistence of Packers' coach Vince Lombardi. He returned four kickoffs for touchdowns in his rookie season in 1967, setting an NFL record. Among the returns were two in one quarter against the Cleveland Browns to set another league record. He also set the record for single-season kickoff return average with 41.06 yards, while playing four seasons with the Packers and two with the Los Angeles Rams, before a knee injury ended his career prematurely in the 1972 season.

Travis Williams
No. 23, 25
Born:January 14, 1946
El Dorado, Arkansas
Died:February 17, 1991 (aged 45)
Martinez, California
Career information
Position(s)Running back/ Kick returner
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
CollegeArizona State
High schoolHarry Ells High School Richmond, CA
NFL draft1967 / Round: 4 / Pick: 93
Career history
As player
(19671970)Green Bay Packers
(19711972)Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and awards
HonorsPackers Hall of Fame
RecordsNFL single season kick return average 41.1
NFL kick return touchdowns in a single season (4)
Career stats
Rushing yards1,166
Rush attempts289
Rushing TDs6
Receiving yards598
Receptions52

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1967 NFL/AFL Draft

The 1967 National Football League draft was conducted March 14–15, 1967, at the Gotham Hotel in New York City. It was the first common draft with the AFL, part of the AFL–NFL merger agreement of June 1966.

This draft was delayed as new guidelines were established; redshirt (or "future") players were no longer eligible. It began on a Tuesday in mid-March; the previous two years the leagues held their separate drafts on the final Saturday of November, immediately following the college football regular season.

Green Bay Packers draft history

This page is a list of the Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections. The Packers have participated in every NFL draft since it began in 1936, in which they made Russ Letlow their first-ever selection.

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.

Travis Williams

Travis Williams may refer to:

Travis Williams (basketball) (born 1969), NBA player for the Charlotte Hornets

Travis Williams (linebacker) (born 1983), National Football League linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons

Travis Williams (running back) (1946–1991), National Football League kick returner for the Green Bay Packers

Travis Williams (tailback) (1892–1986), National Football League running back for the Evansville Crimson Giants

Travis Williams (basketball coach) (born 1972), American college basketball coach

Travis Williams (wide receiver) (born 1978), National Football League wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers

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