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Bob Williams (quarterback)

Bob Williams
Williams on a 1952 Bowman football card
No. 9
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1930-01-02) January 2, 1930
Place of birth: Cumberland, Maryland
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL draft: 1951 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Career NFL statistics
TD-INT: 10-12
Yards: 981
QB Rating: 55.8
College Football Hall of Fame

Robert "Bob" Allen Williams (born January 2, 1930) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League.

Early years

Bob Williams graduated from Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson, Maryland in 1949. Williams attended Notre Dame on an athletic scholarship, where, as a nineteen-year-old junior quarterback, he guided Notre Dame to an undefeated season with 10 wins and 0 losses. Williams won the National Championship for Frank Leahy's 1949 team. Williams finished fifth in voting for The Heisman Trophy in 1949 and sixth in 1950. Bob Williams holds the school mark for highest passing efficiency rating for a season (minimum 50 completions with a 159.1 rating in 1949, when he was 83 of 147 for 1,374 yards and 16 TD's. Williams was first team on the 1949 College Football All-America Team and the 1950 College Football All-America Team . He was awarded The Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award in 1950. Williams was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

Professional career

Williams was the second overall selection in the 1951 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He played professionally in 1951, 1952 and 1955.

External links

  • player page

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