Reggie Williams, a native of Flint, MI., had a remarkable career in sports first at Dartmouth College and later for the Cincinnati Bengals. At Dartmouth, Williams was a three-time all-Ivy League linebacker in football and also an Ivy League heavyweight wrestling champion. Reggie played 14 seasons (1976-1989) at linebacker in the National Football League, all with the Cincinnati Bengals, and appeared in two Super Bowls - XVI (1982) and XXIII (1989). During his playing career, Reggie received numerous honors, including selection to the NFL All-Rookie Team (1976), the Byron "Whizzer" White Award for Humanitarian Service (1985), the NFL Man of the Year (1986), Reggie was appointed to an open seat on the Cincinnati City Council in 1988 and was re-elected for a second term in 1989. After retiring from the NFL, Reggie joined the World League of American Football as the Vice President/General Manager of the New Jersey Knights. He later rejoined the National Football League where he conceived and opened the NFL's first Youth Education Town (YET) in Los Angeles. In April 1993, Reggie became the Director of Sports Development for Walt Disney World Resort. He oversaw the creation of Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex, a state-of-the-art 220-acre multi-sport facility, and championed the effort to grow Disney's involvement in sports. In 1998, he was named Vice President of Disney Sports Attractions, overseeing a newly created Sports & Recreation division. Under Reggie's leadership, Disney's sports business thrived, generating increased revenue and attendance across virtually all sports properties at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex, the No. 1 sports venue for amateur and professional sports in the nation. Reggie currently lives in Sarasota, Fl.
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