Aeneas Williams is a former American football cornerback and free safety who was exceptionally skilled in intercepting the football.
Williams attended Southern University where he focused on his academics, not playing football until his senior year, as a graduate student. That year, he tied the NCAA Division I-AA record for most interceptions.
Williams had an exceptional rookie season in 1991, tying the NFL lead for interceptions while playing for the Phoenix Cardinals. Williams had four Pro Bowl appearances. In 2001, Williams went over to the St. Louis Rams and learned the free safety position.
Aeneas Williams, after a disappointing season which he ended on the injured reserve list, retired during the 2005 offseason. Over his career he accumulated an amazing 12 defensive touchdowns (9 interceptions returned for a touchdown, and 3 fumbles recovered for touchdowns), and 55 career interceptions, affirming his place as one of the most dominating defensive backs of his era.