Former Vikings All-Pro to be immortalized by team in 2021

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Kevin Williams
(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Kevin Williams /

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Kevin Williams will be the next addition to the team’s prestigious Ring of Honor.

When coming up with a list of some of the most dominant defensive lineman to ever suit up for the Minnesota Vikings, Kevin Williams is someone who absolutely deserves to be included.

Williams didn’t have the public persona or the flashiness that other former Vikings defensive linemen like John Randle or Jared Allen had. But Minnesota’s former 2003 first-round pick got the job done every time he was out on the field.

After the Vikings drafted him, Williams ended up sticking around with the franchise for a total of 11 seasons. His 60 career sacks with Minnesota are tied for the fifth-most in team history.

Minnesota Vikings to induct Kevin Williams into their Ring of Honor

Several former Vikings players, including Randy Moss, Cris Carter, Alan Page, and Fran Tarkenton performed well enough during their time with the franchise to earn a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

However, it’s extremely difficult to get a bronze bust in the Hall of Fame. So for some of their former players who still had excellent careers, Minnesota has their own way of immortalization which is the team’s Ring of Honor.

The Vikings Ring of Honor features a bunch of guys like Moss, Carter, and Page who are also in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But Minnesota’s Ring of Honor also includes former members of their organization like Dennis Green, Steve Jordan, and Korey Stringer.

On Wednesday, the Vikings announced that Williams will become the next person to be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor. With the addition of the former defensive lineman, Minnesota will now have a total of 26 members in their Ring of Honor.

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During his career with the Vikings, Williams was a five-time First-Team All-Pro, a six-time Pro Bowler, and one-half of the infamous “Williams Wall” which consisted of him and fellow Minnesota defensive lineman, Pat Williams.