Reggie Williams ’76 Selected for College Football Hall of Fame

Reggie Williams was one of the most conspicuous players in Dartmouth football annals since halfback Bob MacLeod was a consensus All-American in 1938.

Today, in New York City, Williams's achievements on the college gridiron were crowned by the All-America linebacker's introduction with 11 other players and two coaches from across the nation who will be inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's Class of 2007.

He joins MacLeod and eleven other Dartmouth football players, coaches and administrators whose contributions, spanning more than a century, have been previously rewarded with college football's highest honor.

A three-time All-Ivy League first team selection from 1973-75, Williams place among the greatest players in Ivy League history was reinforced by his subsequent 14-year career (1976-89) with the Cincinnati Bengals.

"Being selected for the College Football Hall of Fame is a great honor and a culminating moment for me, for Dartmouth College, and for the Ivy League," said Williams whose post-NFL career over the past 15 years has been devoted to developing sports programs and being a positive role model for boys and girls of all ages from across the nation.

In 1993, Williams joined the Walt Disney Company and championed Disney's involvement in sports, particularly amateur sports. He oversaw the creation of Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex, a state-of-the-art multi-sport complex that opened in 1997 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Since 1998, Williams has been vice president of Disney Sports Attractions that, during the past year, saw 220,000 athletes of all ages utilize the nation's preeminent multi-sports complex for amateur and pro sports.

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VIDEO: Reggie Williams ’76 was one of the greatest players in the history of Dartmouth football and, as a linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, played in two Super Bowls. But he was just as accomplished off the field, earning numerous awards for his service to society and even serving on the Cincinnati city council while still active in the NFL. In this video from 2018, he talks about his experiences at Dartmouth and how his time in Hanover contributed to his future success.

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