Byron Williams grew up in Texarkana, Texas. He received a football scholarship to UT Arlington and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1983 before joining the New York Giants later that season. Williams played wide receiver for a total of 12 seasons in the NFL, CFL and World League.
Williams currently serves on the UTA Advisory Board & UTA Alumni Board, BS Degree Bus. Mgmt. He also serves as an Elder at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas and serves with several ministries at CBC.
“Sportsmanship for me is when a guy walks off the field and you really can’t tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.” - Byron Williams
Williams is passionate about giving back to local communities and has been hosting and directing football camps for over 23 years. He is the founder and owner of Football Minicamps. He was the first athlete to be inducted into his High School Hall of Honor in 2011, and received the NFL Unsung Athletic Award 2012 in Community Outreach and Youth Development.
The City of Texarkana honored him in the 2016 Fox Sports Hall of Fame. He was a Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame Inductee 2017, and was honored at the University of Texas at Arlington 2017 African-American Alumni Outstanding Achievement Awards. Williams served as president of the NFLPA Dallas Chapter from 2012 – 2017, with a mission to be players-focused, family-driven, and community-serving.