Former Packers DE Clarence Williams passes away

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Former Green Bay Packers defensive end Clarence Williams passed away last week at the age of 70, the team announced on Saturday.

Williams, an original 11th round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, was traded to Green Bay prior to the start of the 1970 season. The former Prairie View A&M star would go on to play with the Packers through the 1977 season, leading the team in sacks with nine in 1972. All said, Williams would end up starting 107 consecutive games for the Packers.

The cause of death is not yet known. Williams is survived by his wife Icy and his children Clarence Jr., Cary Leon and Marla Rachelle.

Funeral services are scheduled for May 13 in Cincinnati, where Williams and his family moved following his career.