Former Viking Kevin Williams Gets Chance At Super Bowl Ring
By Adam Carlson
While many Minnesota Vikings fans seemed to be cheering against the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, it seemed as though Kevin Williams was an afterthought in the game.
Dec 21, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Kevin Williams (94) reacts against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 35-6. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin Williams was a first round draft pick for the Minnesota Vikings back in 2003. After being selected #9 overall, the powerful defensive tackle made an immediate impact in his rookie year. He accumulated 10.5 sacks in his first season with the Vikings and began what appeared to be a dominant career in Minnesota.
He played 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, participating in 171 games for the team. During that time, he totalled 463 combined tackles, 60 sacks, 8 forced fumbles and 13 fumble recoveries. After the Vikings drafted Sharrif Floyd with the 23rd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Williams found his playing time decreased as he was slowly phased out.
However, the Seattle Seahawks decided to sign the veteran defensive tackle to a one year, $2.1 million contract back in June of 2014. During this season, Williams had 35 total tackles, 2 passes defended and 3 sacks, proving to be a valuable asset to the team.
As a member of the Seahawks, Kevin Williams will have an opportunity to win his first Super Bowl ring. The Seattle Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots during Super Bowl 49. That game can be seen LIVE from Glendale, Arizona on NBC at 5:30 pm CST. Check your local listings for availability.
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