Williams '76 inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
Courtesy of Reggie Williams The Town Green, a rectangular plot of land carpeted by green grass, lies in the heart of Walt Disney World's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., a 220-acre multi-sport complex that opened in 1997 and houses facilities for more than 30 sports. However, few know that the Green, the center of Dartmouth, was the inspiration for the Disney World attraction. It is just one way that Reggie Williams '76, the visionary who oversaw the creation of the sports complex, has applied his Dartmouth experiences to life after Dartmouth. "[The complex] has more than a passing nostalgic reference to the Dartmouth College campus," said Williams, the Vice President of Disney Sports Attractions. It was announced on Wednesday, May 9, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City that Williams, a former three-time first-team All-Ivy selection and a first-team All-American linebacker, is one of 12 players and two coaches who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2007 in December. He is the 13th member from the Dartmouth community to be elected to college football's most prestigious shrine. "It is a tremendous honor to represent Dartmouth and the Ivy League," said Williams, one of Dartmouth's greatest football players who went on to enjoy a 14-year professional football career with the Cincinnati Bengals.