Packers CB Tramon Williams announces his retirement

Pro Bowl cornerback played in 159 career games with Green Bay

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CB Tramon Williams

GREEN BAY – Tramon Williams, one of the Packers' greatest undrafted success stories, has announced his retirement from the NFL after 14 seasons.

Williams, who started 153 of the 205 career regular-season games he played, registered 728 tackles (565 solo), 34 interceptions, 4½ sacks, 185 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, 11 fumble recoveries and 28 special teams tackles.

Williams also was an instrumental part of the Packers' Super Bowl XLV season, including his two-interception performance (one returned for a touchdown) during Green Bay's 48-21 win over top-seeded Atlanta in the NFC Divisional playoffs.

During that same run, Williams also intercepted Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick in the end zone to seal a 21-16 win over the Eagles in the NFC Wild Card round. Williams registered four interceptions and 18 passes defensed in postseason play. His 16 career playoff games are tied for fourth most in franchise history with T.J. Lang and William Henderson.

A former undrafted free agent out of Louisiana Tech, Williams came to Green Bay as a member of the Packers' practice squad in 2006. He made the 53-man roster the following year and played 10 seasons for the Packers over two separate stints (2007-14 and 2018-19). He returned in January as a member of the team's practice squad prior to the NFC Championship Game against Tampa Bay.

Check out photos of recently retired Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams.

Williams fittingly made the announcement on his 38th birthday through a series of videos posted to his social channels.

"The NFL, for me, is done," Williams said. "I feel like I put in my time. I feel like I planted my seeds. Now, I feel like those seeds are going to flourish. I'm ready to go plant some more seeds."

Williams was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006, but was released before the regular season. He joined Green Bay's practice squad later that season and has also played for the Cleveland Browns (2015-16) and Arizona Cardinals (2017) in his career. He played six games with Baltimore this past year before returning to Green Bay.

"We want to congratulate Tramon, a true pro, on a very successful career that was filled with individual achievements and incredible contributions to team success," said Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst. "He was a talented, humble and hard-working player who was a great teammate both on and off the field. We wish him, his wife, Shantrell, and their family all the best."

Williams took to his Twitter account to thank his family, friends, coaches, teammates, and Packers fans for their support during his improbable journey.

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