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Former Cards Corner Aeneas Williams is NFL Hall of Fame Semifinalist


Sep 25, 2011; St. Louis, MO, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) and former St. Louis Rams safety Aeneas Williams talk after the game at the Edward Jones Dome. The Ravens defeated the Rams 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Former Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams cornerback Aeneas Williams has made the list of 27 semifinalists for the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.  Williams, drafted in 1991 by the Cards and played here until 2000.  He played with the Rams from 2001 until he retired in 2004.  It is as well deserved honor.  Here’s hoping one of my favorite all-time Cards players makes the final cut.

Williams, who had 55 interceptions and nine touchdowns, six of them in Arizona, during his career. He made the Pro Bowl eight times.  He is both a member of the Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor and St. Louis Rams 10th Anniversary Team.

One of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, Williams was also one of the toughest corners of the game in the 1990’s and arguably of all time. He is in good company too.  Some of the other semi-finalists include DE Michael Strahan, S John Lynch, T Jonathan Ogden, DT Warren Sapp, G/T Larry Allen, and RB Jerome Bettis, amongst others.  It’s a very strong list.

The finalists will be named during Super Bowl weekend on February 2nd.