Bob Williams
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Williams on a 1952 Bowman football card
No. 9
Personal information
Born:(1930-01-02)January 2, 1930
Cumberland, Maryland
Died:May 26, 2016(2016-05-26) (aged 86)
Timonium, Maryland
Career information
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:1951 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Career NFL statistics
QB Rating:55.8

Robert Allen Williams (January 2, 1930 – May 26, 2016) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).

Early years

Williams graduated from Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson, Maryland in 1948. 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 no 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.


Williams died on May 26, 2016 at a retirement home in Timonium, Maryland from Parkinson's disease, aged 86.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Former Notre Dame quarterback Bob Williams dies at age 86". June 1, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016.