Ex-Lions DE Sam Williams dies

Updated: April 25, 2013, 8:41 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Sam Williams, the former Detroit Lions defensive end who also played for the Rams and Falcons, has died. He was 82.

Williams' son said his father died Thursday after an illness at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, a Detroit suburb.

Williams played for Detroit from 1960-65, after a year with the Los Angeles Rams. He spent his final two NFL seasons in Atlanta.

He played on the Lions' defensive line that included Alex Karras, Roger Brown and Darris McCord.

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