Jesse Williams has become the first Australian to win a Super Bowl ring despite not featuring in a single game during the 2013 NFL season due to injury.
Queenslander Jesse Williams became the first Australian to win a Super Bowl ring on Monday despite not taking the field for the Seattle Seahawks during the 2013 NFL season.
Williams, who was nicknamed “The Monstar” when he was part of a fearsome Arizona defence during his college career, was drafted in the fifth round of the NFL draft by the Seahawks last April.
However, the giant defensive tackle, who tips the scales at 147kg and measures 191cm, badly damaged his knee during pre-season training and was placed on injured reserve, ruling him for his entire rookie season.
Despite this, the Thursday Island-born 23-year-old was still classed as part of the Seattle squad and received a winning ring following his side’s 43-8 hammering of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48 at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey.