Erik Williams Spanish Cowboy
During the Dallas Cowboys’ dynasty in the 1990s they had many superstars, however one anchor on the offensive line helped hold it all together. Erik Williams, an offensive tackle out of Central State University, was able to protect hall of famers Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith during the Cowboys’ three Super Bowl championships in 1993, 1994 and 1996.
The Williams 1991 NFL Pro Set card featured to the right was part of a Spanish set issued by the manufacturer. The 1991 set was the only year ProSet issued a Spanish version for the NFL. They also issued French versions of their NHL hockey cards for the 1991-92 season.
Williams was a four time Pro Bowler for the NFC squad in 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1999.
During his collegiate career with Central State, he helped the Marauders to the NAIA national championship in 1990. It was the first of Central State’s three national titles (1992, 1995) during the decade. Throughout the first championship season, Williams helped solidify the Center State offense averaged 492 yards and 54.8 points per game. The also set an NAIA record for most points in a singe season with 594 points.
Williams was selected by the Cowboys in the third round of the 1991 NFL Draft with the 70th overall pick.
A serious auto accident in 1994 left Williams with a damaged right knee as well as a broken rib, torn ligaments in his left thumb and facial lacerations. The accident caused him to miss most of the 1994 season.
Williams played for the Cowboys until 2000. He played five games for the Baltimore Ravens in 2001.
He served as a coaching intern for the Cowboys during their 2008 training camp.