Fred Williams was born in Little Rock Arkansas and he attended Little Rock High School where he played football and  basketball. He also boxed. Williams went to the University of Arkansas where he played football, boxed and wrestled. He was a fifth round selection of the Bears. He played the team from from 1953-1963.

Both a boxer and a wrestler, it was tough for the opposition to face Williams. The 6-foot-4, 249 pound lineman played almost his entire career at defensive tackle. Williams played  in the 1963 NFL Championship Season. He finished out his career with 2 years playing for the Washington Redskins.  Invited to the Pro Bowl four times, Williams was named one of the 100  Greatest Bears of All Time.

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Words in ital. are vocabulary words for students (we also use ital. for book titles)–in this post the vocabulary words are for the 8th grade. Have your kids and grandkids read our posts on Chicago Bears Terms at to help them in school. 

Image of George “Papa Bear” Halas by illustrator Bill Potter, Copyright 2014, Sporting Chance Press.

More on the Chicago Bears. Here at the other Chicago Bears bios that we have released for the month of September thus far:

Larry Morris

Joe Kopcha

Wilber Marshall

Willie Gault

Tom Thayer

Ted Karras

Joey Sternaman

Wally Chambers

Mark Bortz

Bo Farrington

Gabe Carimi

Keith Van Horne

Two of our books.

We have published several books that cover some material on the Chicago Bears. One of our recent books is called PAPA BEAR AND THE CHICAGO BEARS’ WINNING WAYS reviews the exciting story of George Halas and his dynamic role in professional football for those in middle school and older. Author: Patrick McCaskey. Visit Amazon, Great offer today on this great educational and sports resource for middle grades students! 

Our most ambitious book on sports is a 2014 effort called PILLARS OF THE NFL. This book is a real collector’s book on the 10 greatest coaches in NFL history. It includes stats as well as stories and more. Visit Amazon, this one is also offered at a great price today.