Hillsborough football hall of fame


William “Bill” Williams was part of the Fall 1932 and 1933 Hillsborough High School Football team, playing Tackle and Punter. He lettered both years, and consequently part of the privileged “H” Club. Earning a full scholarship to the University of Florida, Bill was a Center and Linebacker at Florida Field. He graduated in 1938 from UF and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942. Captain Williams was part of three Pacific Invasions, including a landing at Tokyo Bay three days before the Japanese surrendered, thus ending the war. Currently a cattle rancher in Riverview, where he has owned land on the Alafia River since 1982, Bill has been recognized as the oldest living Gator football player.