Feature: How to be like Walt

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Orlando Magic Vice President Pat Williams has written another book in his "How to Be Like" series, this one an examination of the late entertainment legend Walt
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Orlando wins NBA draft lottery

SECACUS, N.J., May 26 (UPI) -- The Orlando Magic won the NBA draft lottery for the third time Wednesday night and will have the first pick in the June 24 draft.

NFL: Tennessee 28, Buffalo 26

NASHVILLE, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Billy Volek threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another Sunday afternoon to lead Tennessee to a 28-26 win over Buffalo.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

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A roundup of top sports stories.

Adams signs with Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., March 24 (UPI) -- The Buffalo Bills continued to revamp their defense Monday, agreeing to a contract with free agent defensive tackle Sam Adams.

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Magic GM gets contract extension

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Having secured coach Doc Rivers' presence in April, the Orlando Magic on Thursday signed general manager John Gabriel to a contract extension through the 2004-0
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Pat Williams
Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Pat Williams (94) pressures Chicago Bears quarterback Kyle Orton (18) during the second quarter at Soldier Field on October 19, 2008 in Chicago. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Patrick Williams (born October 24, 1972 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American football defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. Along with Kevin Williams (no relation), he forms 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.

After graduating from Wossman High School in Monroe, LA, Williams attended Navarro College, where he was a two-time junior college All-American in 1992 and 1993. 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. 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. He also started 8 games and appeared in 11 as a senior.

Williams went undrafted in the 1997 NFL Draft, and signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent the same year. He played in just one game his rookie season. During the 1998–2000 seasons, he was a regular contributor, but did not become a regular starter until the 2001 season. In 2000, he was named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team, recognizing the NFL’s most "overlooked, ignored and hard-working" players. 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. Williams was named 2003 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award by his teammates. During his final four seasons with the Bills (2001–2004), he started in all but four games. He became a free agent after the 2004 season.

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