Williams a key cog in Baltimore defensive machine

OWINGS MILLS -- In the specialized world of football, the Baltimore Ravens are banking significant dividends from their investment in a dime. That would be Chad Williams, the stocky reserve safety who acts as the Ravens' dime back. "He is a tremendous asset to us," defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said of the 5-foot-9, 207-pound defensive back drafted in the sixth round a year ago out of Southern Mississippi.
December 24, 2003