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39. Ben Williams

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39. Ben Williams
A ten-year NFL veteran, all spent with the Buffalo Bills, Ben Williams made history in college as the first black football player for the University of Mississippi.  As a professional, Williams would make the Pro Bowl in 1982 and was an effective pass-rusher who recorded 45.5 Sacks.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 3rd Round, 78th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/8/76.
  • Departed: Retired at the end of the 1985 season.
  • Games Played: 147
  • Notable Statistics: 140 Games Started
    2 Interceptions
    20 Interception Return Yards
    52.0 Quarterback Sacks*
    7 Fumble Recoveries
    67 Approximate Value

    3 Playoff Games
    1.0 Quarterback Sack*

    *Sacks were not an official stat until the 1982 Season but were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference.
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl (1982)
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