Travis Williams
No. 23, 25
Born:January 14, 1946
El Dorado, Arkansas
Died:February 17, 1991(1991-02-17) (aged 45)
Martinez, California
Career information
Position(s)Running back/ Kick returner
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
CollegeArizona State
High schoolHarry Ells High School Richmond, CA
NFL draft1967 / Round: 4 / Pick: 93
Career history
As player
(19671970)Green Bay Packers
(19711972)Los Angeles Rams
Career highlights and awards
HonorsPackers Hall of Fame
RecordsNFL single season kick return average 41.1
NFL kick return touchdowns in a single season (4)
Career stats
Rushing yards1,166
Rush attempts289
Rushing TDs6
Receiving yards598

Travis Williams (January 14, 1946 – February 17, 1991) was an American football player for the Green Bay Packers. Williams attended Harry Ells High School, Contra Costa College and Arizona State University, before being selected in the 1967 NFL Draft at the insistence of Packers' coach Vince Lombardi. He returned four kickoffs for touchdowns in his rookie season in 1967, setting an NFL record. Among the returns were two in one quarter against the Cleveland Browns to set another league record. He also set the record for single-season kickoff return average with 41.06 yards, while playing four seasons with the Packers and two with the Los Angeles Rams, before a knee injury ended his career prematurely in the 1972 season. He was traded to the Rams along with the Packers' 4th round draft pick in 1971 in exchange for the Rams' 2nd round pick in 1971 (used to select Virgil Robinson) and a 1972 draft pick.[1]


  1. ^ "Green Bay Swaps Williams". The Pocono Record. January 29, 1971. p. 15. Retrieved 2020-01-17 – via