Offensive tackle Brett Williams closed out the 1990s for Florida State, and today he wraps up those ranked in the 90s of our series counting down the top Seminole gridders of all-time.
Williams made his way to Tallahassee from Kissimmee in 1998, when he redshirted. But he wouldn’t remain on the sideline for long. Williams was a decorated starter for four years from 1999-2002. After watching the Seminoles drop the national title game to Tennessee to conclude the ’98 season, Williams was part of the unit that helped FSU defeat Virginia Tech to wrap up 1999’s wire-to-wire national championship. Williams led the ’Noles back to the national title game the year after the 2000 campaign as well. In his five years on the Florida State roster, the Seminoles captured four ACC crowns.
As a redshirt freshman in ’99, Williams earned second-team All-ACC honors, a feat he repeated in 2000. The next two seasons, he was a first-team honoree. Williams also bookended his FSU career with All-American recognition. In 1999, he was a first-team Freshman All-American per Football News. And in 2002, Williams was a first-team All-American according to The Sporting News, College Football News, and the American Football Coaches Association, and the AP and CNNSI.com named him a second-teamer. He won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given to the ACC’s top offensive lineman, in both 2001 and 2002.
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Williams in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.