John Williams (offensive lineman)

John Williams
No. 75
Born: (1945-10-27)October 27, 1945
Jackson, Mississippi
Died: July 8, 2012(2012-07-08) (aged 66)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s) Tackle, Guard
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 256 lb (116 kg)
College Minnesota
High school Edward D. Libbey High School
NFL draft 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Career history
As player
19681971 Baltimore Colts
19721979 Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL Champion (1968)
  • Super Bowl Champion (V)
Career stats
Games played 166
Games started 122

John McKay Williams (October 27, 1945[1] – July 8, 2012) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1968 through 1979. During that span he appeared in three Super Bowls: Super Bowl III and Super Bowl V for the Baltimore Colts; and Super Bowl XIV for the Los Angeles Rams. He played college football at the University of Minnesota where he was a First Team All-Big Ten tackle in 1967 and led the Gophers to the Big Ten title. Williams died on July 8, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of 66, while out for a walk.[2] He had recently been the recipient of a kidney transplant.


  1. "John McKay Williams". Oldest Living Football Players. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  2. "Former Gophers great, NFL lineman John Williams dies". 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2012-07-09.

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