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July 31, 2018

An original REDBLACK, Connor Williams retires from football

OTTAWA — Connor Williams took to social media on Tuesday to announce his retirement from football, and voice his appreciation for the Ottawa REDBLACKS organization, the city of Ottawa, and its fans.

Williams became an original member of the expansion Ottawa REDBLACKS when he was drafted by them with the 18th overall pick of the 2013 CFL Draft after spending his collegiate career at Utah State, where he totalled 87 tackles and 12 sacks in 38 games for the Aggies.

After joining the REDBLACKS, Williams went on to play in 34 games, racking up 31 tackles, six quarterback sacks, and a forced fumble from 2014 to 2017.

He was also a member of the 2016 Grey Cup-winning team, as the REDBLACKS brought back the iconic trophy to the nation’s capital for the first time since 1976.