Jump to navigation

Joe Williams

An All-Ohio halfback in 1933 at Barberton High School where he scored a record-breaking 368 points in four season. Nicknamed "Jumpin-Joe," he went on to play at Ohio State where in 1935 he scored 54 points despite playing reserve roles and was being compared to the OSU legend, Chic Harley. However, things didn't work out for Joe in the Buckeye camp so the 5-6, 160 pound mighty mite turned professional in 1937 - playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National Football League, the Columbus Bullies of the American Football League and the Hollywood Bears of the Pacific Coast League.

Inducted 1961 | Football