Pat Williams (American football)

  • 3x Pro Bowl participation (2006, 2007, 2008 )
  • 1x All-Pro (2007)
  • Ed Block Courage Award 2003

Patrick " Pat" Williams ( born October 24, 1972 in Monroe, Louisiana ) is a former American professional American football player at the position of the defensive tackles. He played for the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League ( NFL).



Williams attended the Texas A & M University, where due to poor academic performance, he was not allowed to play in his first year. In the following year he was only used in six games. In his last year he graduated from eleven games, eight of them from the beginning.


Pat Williams came in the 1997 NFL Draft, but was chosen by any team. Only later pledged him the Buffalo Bills as a free agent. He came in his debut year only to one single use. The next year Williams won his place in the team, but it took another three years until he was able to work out a regular place in the Bills. His first touchdown he scored after an interception against the Miami Dolphins in 2004. The Buffalo Bills did not extend his expiring contract after this season.

Before the 2005 season he moved, again as a free agent to the Minnesota Vikings. After a council by the former defensive coach of the Vikings, Mike Tomlin, Williams lost about seven pounds. With Kevin Williams, also defensive tackle, he was the strongest Vikings defense for years. 2006 was followed by the first election to the Pro Bowl, which he reached in the next two seasons.

With the Vikings, he formed along with Kevin Williams called the " Williams Wall " (Eng. " Williams Wall" ).

He was suspended along with teammate Kevin Williams due to the demonstrable taking a diuretic, a component of steroids by the NFL provisionally from participation. Only after the Vikings for the two players began, the sentence was withdrawn. 2009 reach Pat Williams 44 tackles and two sac.

2011 Williams announced not to renew the contract with the Vikings. However, Williams also came with any other club more below. In 2013 he signed with Minnesota a one -day contract to end his career as a Vikings player.