When talking about some of the most fearsome defensive units in Vikings history, some names come to mind. Older fans will immediately think of the legendary Purple People Eaters, while more recent history has the Williams Wall.
The pairing of first-round draft pick Kevin Williams with free agent acquisition Pat Williams made for a quite formidable front. This defensive tackle tandem would do great things not only in stopping the run, but putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks as well.
Joining the Vikings as a free agent signing from the Buffalo Bills after eight seasons, Williams took over the nose tackle position and quickly lost 15 pounds. The change helped him start 93 games over the next six seasons before retiring after the 2010 season.
Williams ended his Vikings career with 290 total tackles (208 solo), 41 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Plus, he signed a one-day contract to retire with the Vikings in 2013, cementing him as a fixture of the squad.