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11. Reggie Williams

Playing his entire career with the Cincinnati Bengals (1976-89), Reggie Williams started 196 of his 206 Games, all on right side Linebacker.

Williams was never a Pro Bowl Selection, but he was dependable, and the Bengals coaching staff never had to worry about that key position for over a decade.  Williams led the NFL in Fumble Recoveries (4) in 1982, and had 62.5 career Sacks, although only 41 were official, as the stat was not kept until 1982.

Williams was known throughout Cincinnati for his community work, and in 1986, he was named the Man of the Year.  He is one of the view players in franchise history to have over 200 Games and an Approximate Value.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Acquired: Selected in the 3rd Round, 82nd Overall in the NFL Draft 4/8/76.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1989 Season.
  • Games Played: 206
  • Notable Statistics:

    196 Games Started
    16 Interceptions
    194 Interception Return Yards
    1 Interception Return Touchdown
    23 Fumble Recoveries
    93 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    63.5 Quarterback Sacks*
    2 Punt Returns
    0 Punt Return Yards
    96 Approximate Value

    *Sacks became official in 1982 but were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Walter Payton Man of the Year (1986)
    All-Rookie (1976)
    Most Fumble Recoveries (1982)

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