Karl Williams


Position: Wide Receivers

Karl "The Truth" Williams played wide receiver and punt/kick returner at Texas A&M-Kingsville. He overcame playing college ball at a virtually unknown school  with a small frame (5 foot 10, 177 pounds) and going undrafted on his way to the NFL in 1996.

Williams played professional football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Arizona Cardinals as well as the Tampa Bay Storm in the Arena Football League. He earned the NFC’s Special Team’s Player of the Month award for December that first year in 1996. His 1997 campaign was his best ever at wideout; he achieved 486 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in that role, his best season at the position.

He retired as the all-time Buccaneers leader in punt return yardage (2,565) and punt return touchdowns (5) across 8 seasons; records that still stand today. In 2003, Williams was on the Super Bowl XXXVII winning Tampa Bay team. Williams now owns of a small gym in Texas, where he encourages the youth of his Alma matter to be successful.

Playing Career

  • College: Texas A&M-Kingsville
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2003)
  • Arizona Cardinals (2004)
  • Tampa Bay Storm

Career Highlights

  • NFC’s Special Team’s Player of the Month (1996)
  • Super Bowl XXXVII winner (2003)

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