While many in Rams nation are going to be upset that Robert Quinn was robbed of defensive player of the year by Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Keuchly, it should still be a “win” that former Rams defensive back Anaeas Williams was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
#AneasWilliams was 1 of the Best corners 2 play the game if yall didn’t know!!! But he’s a Great man,pastor,father n friend. Congrats. Truth
— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) February 2, 2014
BREAKING: Derrick Brooks, Aeneas Williams, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, Walter Jones, Ray Guy & Claude Humphrey elected to Pro Football HOF.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 2, 2014
Congrats to @aeneas35 Williams on HoF selection. As classy a player as I’ve ever covered and darn good too.
— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) February 2, 2014
Going into the night, Willims, along with Kevin Greene and Jerome Bettis were among the former Rams that had a chance to be inducted this year. When all was said and done, Williams would be the only one standing.
Williams started his career in Phoenix where he played for the Cardinals for the first nine years of his career. There Williams was recognized as one of the best cornerbacks in the league and was one of the best defenders and players in Cardinals history, as well as one of the greatest shutdown corners of all time.
Williams then went on to St. Louis where he played a major part in their run to the Super Bowl in 2001 intercepting Brett Favre twice and recovering a fumble in the divisional playoff round then intercepting McNabb to seal the Rams’ birth to go to the Super Bowl for the second time in three years.
Williams will join Derrick Brooks, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, Walter Jones, Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey who also got inducted. Congratulations to Anaeas Williams on his induction. He will now forever live in Canton.