Congratulations to Cornerback Aeneas Williams, who was drafted by the Cardinals in 1991, and played the first 10 years of his 14-year career with them, and has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“When you’re on team for 10 years, many times you might not have the success some guys have,” Williams told the Arizona Republic. “But being with the Arizona Cardinals 10 years, the one playoff experience, I will never forget the foundation, growing up as a player and learning to play a game at a level of excellence, even when you don’t necessarily have the team success.”

Williams was a third-round pick of the then-Phoenix Cardinals in 1991 out of Southern University; elected to the Pro Bowl eight times at both cornerback and then safety; named NFL defensive rookie of the year in 1991, and named to the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 1990s. Williams finished his career with 55 interceptions with nine returned for touchdowns.

Williams started 159 of 160 games played with the Cardinals, and his 46 interceptions while in Arizona rank second in franchise history. He collected 629 tackles, two sacks and 10 forced fumbles. He was inducted into the Cardinals’ Ring of Honor in 2008.

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NFL network Posted Feb 1, 2014

Darren Urban