Pat Williams
Pat Williams
Patrick "Pat" Williams is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent of the National Football League through the 2011 season. Along with Kevin Williams (no relation), he formed the "Williams Wall. " He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played college football at Texas A&M. Williams is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.
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Pat Williams talks new book about the secret to success
Fox News - about 2 years
Author on writing new book
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Ex-Bears lineman lists Lake Forest home
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Retired Chicago Bears offensive tackle James "Big Cat" Williams has listed his 9,170-square-foot house in Lake Forest for $1.75 million. Retired Chicago Bears offensive tackle James "Big Cat" Williams has listed his 9,170-square-foot house for $1.75 million.     
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White House Has Coal Industry On The Defensive
Huffington Post - over 3 years
COLSTRIP, Mont. — After several years of taking a beating from the poor economy, new pollution rules and a flood of cheap natural gas, the coal industry was on the rebound this year as mining projects moved forward in the Western U.S. and demand for the fuel began to rise, especially in Asia. But almost overnight, coal is back on the defensive, scrambling to stave off a dark future amid President Barack Obama's renewed push to rein in climate change. The proposal, with its emphasis on cuts in carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants, would put facilities like the 2,100 megawatt Colstrip electricity plant in eastern Montana in regulators' cross hairs. That has profound spin-off implications for the massive strip mines that dot the surrounding arid landscape of the Powder River Basin and provide the bulk of the nation's coal. Montana's sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives bluntly declared that the administration had decided to "pick ...
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Stacey Alcorn: A Letter to Kathryn: The Graduation Gift
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Dear Kathryn, As spring turns to summer and the warm weather turns uncomfortably hot, millions of men and women, like you, will be packing up their dorm rooms for one last time, and celebrating their graduation rites. Today, I offer you a gift, one that will offer you the best possible start to an exciting future where every day is spent fulfilling your greatest dreams and desires. It is my sincere hope that this gift will save you that which is more precious than any resource you will ever hold dear to your heart, time. As I wish you bon voyage to your unknown and exciting future, I have compiled fourteen of the greatest assets I accumulated over the eighteen years since I sat amongst the throngs of college graduates contemplating my own future; books. These are fourteen books which have propelled my business and life, always promising me a better tomorrow. Today I offer you a better tomorrow, but not a distant, far off and uncertain one. No, I offer you the o ...
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NBA Approaches Anniversary Of Unusual Prayer Tradition
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
Before each of the many NBA games played over the course of the season, one unique pre-game ritual that's little-known among fans is shared: a joint chapel service. Faith has played a remarkable role in the lives of players of every sport, but the NBA's pre-game chapel sets the league apart. In professional hockey, football and baseball, players often pray by themselves or with their own teams before games. The NBA's pre-game chapel, however, has opponents attend a voluntary prayer service together before competing. The ritual is about to celebrate its 34th year. "The league is pretty special in this regard," said Mike Yorkey, a former Christian magazine editor and author of Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin who has written extensively on religion in the NBA. "About 45 minutes before the game, players from both teams are invited to meet with the hometown chaplain for a service that lasts about 15 minutes. The chaplains will either share a little message or rea ...
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Wearing An Ugly Holiday Sweater This Season Can Bring Some Good To The World
Huffington Post - about 4 years
It’s inevitable: You will get a big, cheesy holiday sweater this season that someone who loves you a lot probably hand-stitched. But this year, you should actually wear the bulky thing. Starting Dec. 1, disgruntled gift-recipients will have good reason to wear the warm, stupid-looking tops they never asked for. The “Ugly Sweater Campaign” invites supporters to sport their un-trendy holiday sweaters to raise funds and awareness for Stand Up To Cancer, a nonprofit that sponsors groundbreaking treatments and therapies. Participants can get involved by wearing an unbecoming article of clothing around town and asking people to donate to a fundraising page. Advocates can also throw ugly sweater parties and request obliging guests to give some money to the cause. "This campaign gives everyone a chance to do something good while embracing a favorite holiday tradition -- sporting their favorite ugly sweaters," Pam Williams, member of SU2C’s Executive Leadership Council, said i ...
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Syfy’s Continuum Launches In January
Boom Tron - over 4 years
What is a little bit Terminator and a little bit Looper? The answer is Continuum, the Canadian science fiction series exploring time travel with a feisty female lead. If those descriptors sound like a safe bet for a hit to you, then you know what the execs over at the Syfy network are thinking. We want it! Continuum is executive produced by Simon Barry (The Art of War), Jeff King (White Collar, The Black Donnellys), Tom Rowe, Pat Williams and Reunion Pictures. Barry is pulling triple duty. He’s series creator and writer also. Syfy has picked up the hour-long, action, Time Cop reminiscent drama and THR reports, has selected a release date. We will get to sample the science fiction goodness on Monday, January 14th at 8 p.m. in the U.S. Monday’s line up on the network is looking tasty. Being Human follows at 9 with Lost Girl behind it at 10. Actress Rachel Nichols known for her role as Scarlett in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and as Ashley Seaver on Criminal Minds, leads the se ...
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Girls Inc. Child Care Service during Non-student AUSD Days
Alameda Patch - over 4 years
Meyers Day Camp, a service of Girls Incorporated of the Island City, is a fun day camp option for boys and girls during AUSD closed days. *Daily games, activities, and fun events *Large facility and enclosed yard *High staff per child ratio  *Highly-skilled, multi-cultural professionals  *Central location:  1724 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda DATES: October 19, 2012 November 21, 2012 * December 26-28, 2012 * January 2-4, 2013 * February 15, 2013 April 1-5, 2013 *Please note that Meyers Camp will be closed on November 22 & 23; December 24, 25 & 31 and; January 1 Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m Fees: $40 a day/per a child Visit Meyers Camp page for complete enrollment details and registration forms. For questions, please contact Pam Williams at 510-521-1743 ext. 202
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Haugh: Cutler immature beyond his years
Chicago Times - over 4 years
When Bears QB loses it on the field, he can lose the game and his team In 143 starts over 12 NFL seasons, former Bears right tackle James "Big Cat'' Williams never saw anything like it.
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3 R's for Cutler: Respectable, reasonable, responsible
Chicago Times - over 4 years
In 143 starts over 12 NFL seasons, former Bears right tackle James "Big Cat'' Williams never saw anything like it.
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Adventist Health Partners one of Modern Healthcare’s ‘hottest’
Bolingbrook Patch - over 4 years
Adventist Health Partners has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s “hottest” companies in the United States. The magazine’s “Healthcare’s Hottest” program recognizes the fastest growing healthcare companies that are headquartered in the U.S., have at least $20 million in revenue for 2011 and have been in business for at least five years. Adventist Health Partners is a growing physician group of more than 180 doctors in primary and specialty care. The group serves Chicago’s western suburbs in more than 50 convenient locations. Adventist Health Partners has adopted the patient-centered medical home model of care, which provides patients with more personalized care because physicians and support staff get to know patients and their health history. “Because Adventist Health Partners is committed to putting patients first, patients are choosing us for their care, time and time again,” said Pam Williams, chief executive officer of Adventist Health Partners. “Being named to Modern Hea ...
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Bolingbrook Patch article
Stacy Keach: The Power of 'Greed'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
For the past six years, I have had the pleasure and privilege of narrating the CNBC series American Greed. It's a job I enjoy doing, not only because I don't have to wear make-up, but also because I sincerely believe that our show performs a public service. These are cautionary tales. We document the stories of trusting people who unwittingly became victims of fraud, and whose lives have been forever affected by it. We also follow the journeys of the fraudsters themselves and of the people who were connected with them. As has often been said on our show, "Watch out! If something sounds too good to be true, it generally is." Our message: Before you write the check, double-check your sources. Due diligence. Caveat emptor! Our new spin-off show, American Greed: The Fugitives, gives our audience the chance to "get even" with these ruthless scumbags. Our shows document the stories of fraudsters at large, on the run, who, up to now have evaded the authorities. There is ...
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Fine Chocolate Industry Aims to Save Fine-Flavor Chocolate From Extinction, Says Ecole Chocolat Owner Who Helped Launch New Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Heirloom cacao types less lucrative to grow for third world farmers who are replacing them with hardier hybrids as well as other cash crops.(PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Fine-flavor chocolate – the expensive stuff that sends true chocolate lovers into swoons of ecstasy – is becoming an endangered species but the task of preserving the world's dwindling supply has become a bit easier with the launch of the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative, says Ecole Chocolat founder Pam Williams. ...
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Big Cat Has Big Heart 5/10/12
My Stateline - almost 5 years
Former Bear James Big Cat Williams brought his message of help to Rockford Thursday evening.
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Documentary on Montana’s marijuana debate to be shown
Montana Watch Dog - almost 5 years
The newly produced documentary film, “Code of the West” — telling the emotional story of the state’s medical marijuana political debate — will screen in four Montana communities this month. Screenings and post-screening panel discussions with high-profile figures from both sides of the political debate are to be held in Missoula, Bozeman, Helena and Billings the weeks of May 13 and 20. “Code of the West” documents the 2011 Montana Legislature as it debates marijuana regulation and repeal of the Medical Marijuana Initiative that Montana voters passed in 2004. It follows key figures on each side of the debate. “While the film follows a story that is unique and specific to Montana, this political debate and its implications are relevant nationwide,” said Rebecca Richman Cohen, Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker and director, producer and writer of the film.   As of March 31, the Montana Marijuana Program under the Department of Public Health and Human Services reported 11,993 medical m ...
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Draft Grades
Daily Norseman - almost 5 years
See, now this is a draft grade that actually makes sense. That's why it's going to the front page. -Chris Edit: Thanks Chris! Since this made the front page, I fixed a ton of editing mistakes, and I also re-wrote the paragraph about the Jared Allen trade, just a little. Now that it's been 4 years, it's time to look back and issue grades for the Vikings 2008 draft. What, you thought I was going to grade the 2012 draft less than 24 hours after it was finished? Really? We haven't even seen the 2012 Draft Class practice, let alone play in a game or anything. We simply have no idea what their real value is at this point. Furthermore, according to the NFLPA, the average length of an NFL career is 3.5 years. So, in order to truly gauge how well a particular draft was, we have to wait at least 3-4 years to find out which players are better than average, because those players will still be around making an impact 4 years later. So, with that in mind, here is my analysis ...
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Adventist Midwest HealthAdventist Midwest Health honors service representative honors service representative
Bolingbrook Patch - almost 5 years
Maryanne Rhoades of Lisle, account services representative for Adventist Midwest Management Services, diligently works with the insurance team and talks with patients to ensure claims are promptly paid. “Each time that I work on an account and, through my hard work, I get a claim paid, is exciting to me,” Rhoades said. Rhoades can adapt to any circumstance and she works hard and learn new skills. Other positions Rhoades has held prior to coming to Adventist Midwest Health include being a secretary for a bank president, a receptionist and a biller for an gynecologist’s office. “My parents instilled a great work ethic in me,” Rhoades said, “and I think of myself as a giving person.” Adventist Midwest Management Services recently named Rhoades its 2011 Employee of the Year and recognized her at its annual Employee of the Year celebration in February. Each Employee of the Year received a plaque and a $1,000 check. “I have seen Maryanne grow in her leadership abilities and st ...
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Bolingbrook Patch article
You have to ask the right questions to get the right answers: Scheme and Technique, Fitting a Round Peg into a Round Hole
Mile High Report - almost 5 years
In the first installment, we covered the basics of scouting defensive lineman. In this installment, we're going to cover scheme and technique fit. These questions will help to fine tune the process for picking a defensive lineman. After all, we don't want to be a Josh McDaniels and try to pound a round peg into a square hole. We'll get more production out of a guy that fits both our scheme and team needs. In order to get our pick dialed in, we have identified a player that could answer "yes" to all the basic questions. Now we move to the second phase of questions. The scheme the Broncos employ and the team needs will be a deciding factor on who we should pick and where we can pick our guy. Lets get our choice dialed in. To understand the type of players that fit what the Broncos needs are on the Defensive line, you have to understand what scheme the Broncos will use. The Broncos typically employ a base 4-3 with an under or over shift. This means they will typically hav ...
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Longtime Grantwood Trustee Frustrated Over Ouster
Affton-Shrewsbury Patch - almost 5 years
For Will Larson and Walter Rust, the April 3 Grantwood Village Board of Trustees election was a chance to bring their ideas about a long-term street repair plan to the board. But current board chairwoman Cathy Forand says she feels the election was a frustrating repudiation of her 22 years of service to the small municipality. “They elected two people who don’t have a clue what’s going on at all. And unfortunately the board members that are left don’t have a lot of years on the board and they are still learning their jobs,” Forand told Patch in an interview. “I hope it turns out okay, but I don’t think anyone realizes the amount of time and work and effort that I put into it. It was 24/7 for me, like a full time job.” With 167 votes, Cathy Forand lost the April 3 election to the two newcomers in one of the largest voter turnouts in recent village history. Fellow incumbent Pat Williams, who was appointed to fill a vacant Trustee position in August and has since served as Village C ...
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Week of petrol chaos sees sales of Jerry Cans rocket
Belper - almost 5 years
AN ARMY supply store sold more than 200 Jerry Cans in just two days as petrol panic caused chaos in the Ripley and Heanor area. Filling stations were returning to normal this week after a rush to the pumps saw many run out of fuel as threats of a tanker drivers’ strike loomed. General manager of Ripley’s Anchor Supplies Dawn Lear, said the Peasehill store had to order in 500 more Jerry Cans to cope with the demand as shoppers looked to stockpile petrol in the event of a fuel shortage. She said: “We just went mad.” “In the last week alone we have sold around half the amount we normally would throughout the whole year.” The News spoke to petrol station attendants on Friday - before the strike was averted - who described scenes of panic buying not seen since the lorry drivers and farmers’ protests in 2000. Motorists endured waits of up to an hour on Friday as they queued for fuel at Sainsbury’s in Ripley. Julie Falat, at Quadamill Petrol Ltd in Lower Kilburn, said: “I’ve never ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pat Williams
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 40
    On April 23, 2013, Pat Williams signed a one-day contract so that he could retire as a Minnesota Viking.
    More Details Hide Details Now, Pat Williams coaches at Sterlington High School as a defensive line coach.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 38
    On March 2, 2011, Williams announced that he would not re-sign with the Vikings for the 2011 season. "Everything’s good.
    More Details Hide Details I am not coming back. Going to go finish elsewhere." He ended his NFL career playing nose tackle when he retired.
  • 2010
    Age 37
    He announced that he might retire after the season, but decided to come back for one more year in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details He was the oldest defensive player in the NFL.
  • 2009
    Age 36
    In the 2009 season, Williams made 44 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    On December 2, 2008, Pat and teammate Kevin Williams were suspended for 4 games by the league for violating its anti-doping policy, for use of a diuretic, which can be used a masking agent for steroid use.
    More Details Hide Details It is believed that the diuretic was found in a weight-loss supplement that he had been taking. Williams, along with Kevin Williams, appealed the suspension to a Minnesota federal court; the judge ruled against the NFL's decision and allowed all suspended players, including Williams, to play until a further review of the case. On April 28, 2011, the Minnesota Supreme Court declined to consider Williams' appeal of the case, clearing the way for the NFL to suspend Williams.
  • 2007
    Age 34
    He was also a second-team All-Pro selection in 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 33
    As a player for the Vikings, he was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2006, and followed with consecutive selections in 2007 and 2008.
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  • 2005
    Age 32
    Prior to the 2005 season, Williams signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the 1st signing for the team in 2005 free agency and a priority signing.
    More Details Hide Details Following an advice by then defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin, Williams lost 15 pounds in the offseason. Williams played nose tackle in the Minnesota Vikings 4-3 defense, with teammate Kevin Williams playing the Under Tackle position. They were known collectively as the "Williams Wall" as well as the "Williams Wrecking Crew" due to their physical presence at the line of scrimmage, an attribute that helped them lead the Vikings to the best rushing defense in the league for three consecutive seasons (2006-2008).
  • 2004
    Age 31
    He became a free agent after the 2004 season.
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  • 2003
    Age 30
    Williams was named 2003 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award by his teammates.
    More Details Hide Details During his final four seasons with the Bills (2001–2004), he started in all but four games.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 27
    In 2000, he was named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team, recognizing the NFL’s most "overlooked, ignored and hard-working" players.
    More Details Hide Details Williams intercepted his first career pass and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown, picking off Miami Dolphins quarterback A.J. Feeley on December 5, 2004, sealing the win for Buffalo 42-32 and breaking open a 3-point game with 1:55 left to play.
  • 1998
    Age 25
    During the 1998–2000 seasons, he was a regular contributor, but did not become a regular starter until the 2001 season.
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  • 1997
    Age 24
    Williams went undrafted in the 1997 NFL Draft, and signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent the same year.
    More Details Hide Details He played in just one game his rookie season.
  • 1995
    Age 22
    He transferred again to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, where he graduated in 1995, before returning to Texas A&M. Williams earned 2nd-team All-SWC as a junior in 1995 in only 6 starts.
    More Details Hide Details He also started 8 games and appeared in 11 as a senior.
  • 1994
    Age 21
    He initially transferred to Texas A&M University in 1994, but failed the math portion of a junior-college exit exam and was ruled ineligible for the 1994 season.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 19
    After graduating from Wossman High School in Monroe, Louisiana, Williams attended Navarro College, where he was a two-time junior college All-American in 1992 and 1993.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on October 24, 1972.
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