Mike Williams
No. 20, 29, 28
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1953-11-22) November 22, 1953 (age 70)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Covington (Covington, Louisiana)
College:LSU
NFL draft:1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:109
Interceptions:24
INT yards:269
Fumble recoveries:6
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Mikell Herman Williams (born November 22, 1953) is an American former professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the San Diego Chargers. He was selected by the Chargers in the first round of the 1975 NFL Draft with the 22nd overall pick. Born in New Orleans, he played college football for the LSU Tigers,[1] earning first-team All-American honors in 1974.[2]

With the Chargers in 1979, Williams had four interceptions and did not surrender a touchdown. Opponents avoided passing near him, and instead targeted San Diego's left cornerback, Willie Buchanon, who was an All-Pro a year earlier with Green Bay.[3] Williams was hobbled by injuries in 1981, when the Chargers' secondary was much maligned.[4] He played in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams in his final season in 1983.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Mike Williams NFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Griffin, Davis Head Coaches' All-America". Valley Morning Star (TX). November 29, 1974. p. B5. Retrieved January 7, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Maffei, John. "Chargers must pass the test in '80". Times-Advocate. Football supplement, p. 4. Retrieved January 6, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Mattei, John (January 14, 1982). "Look for many changes in Chargers' 1982 edition". Times-Advocate. pp. D1, D2. Retrieved January 7, 2024 – via Newspapers.com.