Aeneas Williams (born January 29, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football cornerback and free safety, who last played with the St. Louis Rams. Williams, whose father worked for Union Carbide, attended Fortier High School, where he played football on a team with three future NFL players. Although he was admitted to Dartmouth College, Williams chose to attend Southern University, the same school his brother Achilles attended. At Southern University, Williams concentrated on his academics, not playing football until his senior year, as a graduate student. That year, he tied the NCAA Division I-AA record for most interceptions.
Williams joined the Phoenix Cardinals in 1991, and had an exceptional rookie season, tying the NFL lead for interceptions. As of 1997, Williams had four Pro Bowl appearances. In 2001 he went over to the St. Louis Rams, and due to roster concerns, learned the free safety position.
Williams, after a lackluster season which he ended on the injured reserve list, quietly retired during the 2005 offseason. Over his career he accumulated a staggering 12 defensive touchdowns (9 interceptions returned for a touchdown, and 3 fumbles recovered for touchdowns), and 55 career interceptions, cementing his place as one of the most dominating defensive backs of his era. He has only gone to one Superbowl, in which his team (The St. Louis Rams of 2001), lost to the heavy underdogs, the New England Patriots.
Williams owns several car dealerships in the Monroe, Louisiana area.