Jimmy Williams (linebacker)

Jimmy Williams
No. 59, 58, 54
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-11-15) November 15, 1960
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Washington (DC) Woodrow Wilson
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 27.5
Interceptions: 13
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

James Henry Williams (born 1960) is a former American Football linebacker who played mainly for the Detroit Lions in an 11-year career that lasted from 1982 to 1993 in the National Football League. He is currently the defensive line coach for the Western Michigan University football team.

Williams played college football at University of Nebraska[1] where he was an All-American defensive end. He came into Nebraska as only a walk-on. He was drafted in the first round of the 1982 NFL Draft by the Lions, as the 15th overall pick.


  1. "#96 Jimmy Williams". huskers.com. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
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