Clancy Williams
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Personal information
Born:(1942-09-24)September 24, 1942
Beaumont, Texas, U.S.
Died:September 21, 1986(1986-09-21) (aged 43)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Renton (WA)
College:Washington State
NFL draft:1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 8 / Pick: 62
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Clarence "Clancy" Williams, Jr. (September 24, 1942 – September 21, 1986) was an American football defensive back who played eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL), all with the Los Angeles Rams.[1][2][3]

Born in Texas, Williams was raised in suburban Seattle and graduated from Renton High School. He played college football at Washington State University in Pullman and was an All-American as a senior in 1964. Williams played on both sides of the ball: on offense at halfback and defense at cornerback. WSU sports historian Dick Fry made the case Williams was the finest two-way player in Washington State history. [4] He was selected in the first round of the 1965 NFL Draft (ninth overall) by the Rams. [1][2][3]

After football, Williams worked in Los Angeles in banking and at the Los Angeles Times newspaper. He died of cancer in Seattle at age 43 in 1986.[1][2] and was interred at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton.

His son Clarence III also played football at Washington State and in the NFL.


  1. ^ a b c "Former All-American Williams dies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 24, 1986. p. 1B.
  2. ^ a b c "Ex-Cougar Williams is dead". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). staff and wire reports. September 23, 1986. p. B1.
  3. ^ a b Devlin, Vince (September 24, 1986). "Clancy Williams was a racehorse with heart". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D1.
  4. ^ "Two-way terror Clancy Williams: WSU's finest all-around player?". (Washington). CBS247sports. August 15, 2003. p. 1.