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#35 Aeneas Williams - DB

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Aeneas Williams Career NFL Stats 1991-2004
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
211
540
115
793
3
55
9
8
23
2

 

 

 

Aeneas Williams Childhood

Aeneas Demetrius Williams was born on January 29, 1968 in New Orleans, LA. He is the son of Lillian and Lawrence Williams. Aeneas’ parents instilled the importance of education to their children. Aeneas primary goal was to get a college education and become an accountant. Although he played football growing up, he could never imagine the path the game took him in life after college.

 

 

 

 

 

Aeneas Williams High School Stats and Awards

Aeneas attended Fortier High School. He was a starter on defense and helped his high school football team win its district title. He earned All-Conference honors for his play. However, Aeneas didn’t receive a football scholarship upon graduation. His goal was always to go to Southern to earn his degree. It wasn’t until his junior year at Southern when Williams decided to walk on to the football team.

 

 

 

 

 

Aeneas Williams College Stats and Notes

Aeneas played for Southern University. He was a two-time All-SWAC selection. As a fifth year senior, he led Division I-AA with 11 INTs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1995, 1997, 2001

2nd Team: 1994

Pro Bowl Selections
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 2001, 2003
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Achievements

Member of 1990s All-Decade Team

 

Aeneas Williams NFL Career Stats and Notes

Williams was selected in the 3rd round (59th overall) by the Phoenix Cardinals. He spent ten seasons with the Cardinals franchise. In 2001, the Arizona Cardinals traded the veteran to the St. Louis Rams. Williams spent four seasons with the Rams before retiring after the 2004 season. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aeneas Williams 2001 NFL Season

Aeneas was one of the best defensive backs in the 1990s. However the Cardinals weren’t always good. In 2001, the veteran finally got a taste of success in the league when he signed with the St. Louis Rams. He wasn’t going there to just add depth to a good defense; he wanted to be a part of the winning. The great defensive back was a key component as the Rams finished the 2001 season with a 14-2 regular season. Williams had 73 tackles, 4 fumble recoveries and 4 INTs, taking two of those back for scores. The Rams won the NFC Championship and Williams was finally able to play in a Super Bowl. Although his season didn’t have the storybook ending as the Rams were upset in Super Bowl XXXVI by the New England Patriots, Williams made the most of his second career in the NFL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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