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Report: Former Baltimore Colts lineman John Williams dies

Former Colts offensive lineman John Williams, who played four seasons in Baltimore, died Sunday while out for a walk about six blocks from his Minneapolis home, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported. The cause of death was not immediately available.

The Star Tribune article said Williams was 64, while listed him as 66. Williams was drafted by the Colts in 1968 and was a member of the team that won Super Bowl V in January 1971. In 1972 he joined the Los Angeles Rams and played eight seasons with them until retiring after the 1979 season.

After his NFL career, Williams began a dental practice and became active in civic engagements.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Butts-Williams, dean of the School of Education at Capella University in Minneapolis.

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