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John Williams: The NFL Star Who Fell Hard and Then Redeemed Himself as a Dentist

Posted on 07/12/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyWe’ve heard the story too many times: A professional athlete has his moments of glory, and then, after leaving the game, goes astray and pays a heavy price for it. But John Williams had a different story. Williams, who died July 8 at age 64 while taking a walk near his home, earned All-American honors at the University of Minnesota in 1967 and then went on to play 12 seasons (and in three Super Bowls) as an offensive lineman in the …