In life, all good things must come to an end, which is the case for Bills DT Kyle Williams. On Sunday, Williams will play his final NFL game against the Dolphins as he will call it quits after 13 seasons in the league.
Williams, 35, was a fan favorite with the Bills and spent his entire career in Buffalo. He started 177 out of 182 games played with the team. Along the way, he went to five Pro Bowls and was first-team All-Pro in 2014.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, who was the head coach in Buffalo from 2013-14, is a huge fan of Williams and has nothing but high praise for the former LSU star.
“I think the way you guys have heard me talk about Calais Campbell, I would talk the same way about Kyle Williams,” Marrone told the assembled media in Jacksonville on Friday. “I have goosebumps. I get sad; I get emotional because I really can’t put into words how great of a player and an unbelievable story.
“The work ethic, the family; he’s one of those guys where I know his wife will call my wife and we’ll stay in touch and despite all the stuff, every time we’ve played them, he’s always one of those guys that kind of looks for you afterwards, and he’s a guy that I look for afterwards because the one thing about this game of football, the one thing that you’ll always appreciate is the adversity, the success or failure, whatever it may be, and the guys that you can walk together with, next to, and knowing that you’ve fought it the same way, you have an unbelievable respect for those players. Those are the things that you remember. You want to remember the good, and you really don’t want to remember the bad, and obviously, there is bad in everything.”
Williams will forever be loved by Marrone, and will forever be loved by the great fans in Buffalo. Kudos to Kyle Williams for 13 greats seasons in the NFL.