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Encyclopedia > Aeneas Williams
Aeneas Williams
Date of birth January 29, 1968 (1968-01-29) (age 39)
Place of birth Flag of the United States New Orleans, Louisiana
Position(s) Defensive back
College Southern
NFL Draft 1991 / Round 3/ Pick 59
Pro Bowls 8
Honors NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Stats
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2001-2004
Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals
St. Louis Rams

Aeneas Demetrius Williams (born January 29, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football cornerback and free safety, who last played with the St. Louis Rams. Williams, whose father worked for Union Carbide, attended Fortier High School, where he played football on a team with three future NFL players. Although he was admitted to Dartmouth College, Williams chose to attend Southern University, the same school his brother Achilles attended. At Southern University, Williams concentrated on his academics, not playing football until his senior year, as a graduate student. That year, he tied the NCAA Division I-AA record for most interceptions. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... NOLA redirects here. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players, who take positions directly behind the line of scrimmage. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... For other Southern University campuses, see Southern University System. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1991 NFL Draft Categories: | ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The NFL 1990s All-Decade Team was a fictional team comprised of outstanding performers in the National Football League in the 1990s chosen by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... NOLA redirects here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... NFL redirects here. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... For other Southern University campuses, see Southern University System. ... -1...


Williams joined the Arizona Cardinals in 1991, and quickly established himself as a shutdown corner, with an exceptional rookie season, tying the NFL lead for interceptions. As of 1997, Williams had four Pro Bowl appearances and routinely covered the opposing team's lead receivers. In the 1998 season, Williams helped the Cardinals win their first playoff game since 1947 by intercepting two passes from Troy Aikman in a 20-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys, and added another inteception in the Cardinals 41-21 loss in the divisional round. Despite playing mostly for bad teams (the Cardinals had a winning record only once in his 10 years there), Williams was recognized as one of the best cornerbacks in the league. In 2000, he tied an NFL record by returning a fumble 104 yards for a touchdown in a game against the Washington Redskins. City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) // The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ...


In 2001 he was traded to the St. Louis Rams on draft day in exchange for picks in the second and fourth rounds [1]. Due to roster concerns, Williams learned the free safety position. With the Rams, He went to Super Bowl XXXVI, in which his team lost to the New England Patriots. In the Rams divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers prior to the Super Bowl, Williams returned two interceptions from Packers quarterback Brett Favre for touchdowns and recovered a fumble. Then in the NFC title game, he intercepted a pass from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb with 2 minutes left in regulation, clinching the game and ensuring his team a trip to the Super Bowl. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX... “Packers” redirects here. ... Brett Favre jr [1] is the current starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Williams, after a lackluster season which he ended on the injured reserve list, quietly retired during the 2005 offseason. Over his career he accumulated a staggering 12 defensive touchdowns (9 interceptions returned for a touchdown, and 3 fumbles recovered for touchdowns), and 55 career interceptions, cementing his place as one of the most dominating defensive backs of his era. He also recovered 23 fumbles and gained 1,075 total defensive return yards (807 from interceptions and 268 from fumbles). He was also a 4 time All-Pro selection. Injured reserve is a special sports reserve list for professional teams to use if a player is injured and unable to play for the remainder of the season. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Williams is notable for being the player who delivered the tackle which ultimately ended Hall of Fame San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Steve Young's career. Williams came in on a cornerback blitz from Young's blindside. Running back Lawrence Phillips was supposed to block Williams, but missed, enabling Williams to score a clean hit on Young. This occurred on national television, a Monday Night Football game, and left Young unconscious the field for quite a few minutes. The hit subsequently ended Young's tenure in the NFL as it resulted in a severe concussion, which was just one of many in the quarterback's career. City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lawrence Lamond Phillips (born May 12, 1975 in Little Rock, Arkansas), is a former professional American football and Canadian football running back who has had numerous conflicts with law enforcement. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ...


Trivia

  • Williams owns several car dealerships in the Monroe, Louisiana area.
  • Williams made his final appearance in a football videogame in NFL Street 2.
  • Williams is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He pledged at the Alpha Sigma Chapter at Southern University.

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