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Longest Punt in New York Giants
Meet Rodney William, On Monday Night Football in Denver against the Broncos on September 10, 2001, Williams set a team record with a 90-yard punt, which stands to this day.
Rodney was born on April 25, 1977, in Brooklyn New York.
Williams, who played for Georgia Tech from 1995 to 1998, finished his career with a 41.1-yard punting average. In 1997, he set a school record with a single-season average of 45.64 yards per punt, which he held until Pressley Harvin III broke it in 2020 with a 48.0-yard average.
Against Florida State the next season, he set a school record with 553 punting yards. The Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame inducted Williams in November 2011.
The St. Louis Rams drafted him out of Georgia Tech. Williams spent two seasons in the NFL Europe, where he was the Special Teams Captain for the Rhine Fire, the 2000 World Bowl Champions. In 2001, he was hired by the New York Giants.
Williams was the only African-American punter in the NFL at the time and only the fourth in its history. On Monday Night Football in Denver against the Broncos on September 10, 2001, Williams set a team record with a 90-yard punt, which stands to this day. In 2007, Williams announced his retirement from the NFL.