"One of the promising rookies of 1976 for the Bills, Ben played in 13 games, seven in a starting role at left end. He had 30 unassisted tackles and 12 assists and was credited with four quarterback sacks, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery. He used his quickness to his advantage and showed vast improvement over the season. His experience will be an asset in his bid for a starting berth in 1977.
A first team All-Southeastern Conference selection of both UPI and AP, Williams also made the UPI and AP honorable mention All-America lists and played in the Senior Bowl. He was the preseason favorite of the Birmingham News as the outstanding defensive lineman in the SEC. Ben was a lightning quick nose guard in college."
-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Guide