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Packers great Tramon Williams announces retirement

Williams spent ten of his 14 seasons with the Packers, including 2010, when he played an instrumental role in Green Bay's Super Bowl run.
Posted at 2:23 PM, Mar 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-16 15:23:44-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — Packers great Tramon Williams, who spent ten of his 14 seasons in Green Bay, is retiring from the NFL.

Fittingly, the great No. 38 made the announcement on his 38th birthday, saying "it's time."

Williams is one of the great success stories in Packers history. An undrafted free agent in 2006, he worked his way up to a starting role for the Packers and played a key role in the team's run to a Super Bowl XLV championship in the 2010 season.

Williams had three interceptions in Green Bay's four playoff games that year, including an unforgettable "pick six" in the Divisional Round victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Williams released a lengthy thread of tweets announcing his decision, calling the Packers "the greatest organization in the NFL" and thanking "the late great Ted Thompson for seeing the value in an undrafted free agent."

Despite spending most of last season with the Baltimore Ravens, Williams played his last game with the Packers. After the Ravens were eliminated from the playoffs in the divisional round, the Packers signed him off Baltimore's practice squad and he was active for the NFC Championship game against the Buccaneers.