Charles "Chuck" WIlliams- Athlete

chuck williams                                                                        chuck williams

Born in Ventura on August 22, 1946, Chuck was one of the finest all around athletes to ever attend Ventura High School.  Known primarily for his football and baseball exploits, Chuch was an outstanding basketball player as well.

During his storied high school career, Chuck received numerous awards for athletic and academic excellence.  In Chuck's senior year, he was the 1963 Co-MVP of the Channel League in football and first team All CIF in both football and baseball.  That same year, he was awarded the inaugural Thom McAnn trophy as the most outstanding Ventura County football athlete.  Chuck also won the prestigious Max Houlihan Award, given annually to the student at Ventura High School who is recognized as the school's most outstanding all around athlete both athletically and academically.

Chuck continued his education at Ventura College in 1964. Prior to Chuck's arrival at VC, the college's football program had not won a championship in football.  In the fall of 1965, sophomore quarterback Chuck Williams led a very talented Pirate football team to their first Western State Conference Championships and post season bowl appearance.  During the two years Chuck played for VC he was voted team MVP both years and first team all WSC for two years.  At the conclusion of his sophomore year, CHuck was honored with the Pirate of Year award presented by the Wilshire Oil Company.

In 1966, Chuck enrolled at Stanford University and had an immediate impact on their football program.  During his two seasons as Stanford's quarterback, Chuck played against some of the best teams in the nation and was voted Standord's MVP at the conclusion of his senior football season.

Chuck also played baseball at Stanford and in 1967, was honored as the Player of the Week in the Pac 8 for his outstanding game against Washington State.  During his Stanford years, Chuck also competed in rugby and later played with an amateur rugby team that traveled and competed internationally.

Not suprisingly, Chuck's two sons, Charles and Ken, were both standout quarterbacks on their high school football teams.  Chuck and his wife, Sharon, continue to live in Northern California.