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Name: Tyrone Williams
Sport: Football
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2004
Home Town: Halifax, Halifax County

Biography: Halifax’s Tyrone Williams has experienced thrills and success many athletes only dream about. His greatest achievement is winning two coveted Super Bowl rings as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. He is also the only Canadian athlete to win the Vanier Cup (Canadian university championship), Grey Cup (Canadian professional football title) and Super Bowl for American professional supremacy.

Williams was a stand out in basketball and football at Queen Elizabeth High School, was a two-time All-Canadian and four-time Ontario University all-star at the University of Western Ontario. He was also the MVP of the 1989 Vanier Cup which his Mustangs won. In 1992, Tyrone became the first Canadian university football player invited to play in the Senior Bowl, a showcase game for United States college seniors. He scored the game’s only offensive touchdown, raising his profile among professional scouts in both the United States and Canada.

Drafted in the 1st round by the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders, and in the 9th round by the NFL’s Phoenix Cardinals, Williams eventually signed with the Dallas Cowboys and earned his Super Bowl rings in 1992 and 1993. He returned to Canada in 1995 with the Calgary Stampeders who went on to the Grey Cup final. He was traded to Toronto the next year where he helped the Argos win the title.
Facts: • QEII High Football Prov Champ 1986 and 1987
• Wide Receiver at Western University
• Ontario Uni Athletic Assoc All-Star 4 Years
• All-Canadian Two Years
• Participated in Senior Bowl in 1992
• Drafted 1st Round CFL Calgary Stampeders
• Drafted 9th Round NFL Phoenix Cardinals
• Possesses 2 Superbowl Rings with Dallas Cowboys
• Grey Cup Winner
• 1989 Vanier Cup and MVP
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