- Former New England nose tackle Lester Williams, who played for the Patriots in Super Bowl 20 (the 1985 season) which saw them thrashed 46-10 by the Chicago Bears, died on Wednesday at his home in Alabama aged 58, the team said. The team's statement did not indicate a cause of death. Williams recorded 99 tackles, five sacks and three fumble recoveries in his four seasons with the Patriots, from 1982-85. "I am very proud to be part of the 1982 draft class, and having Lester Williams as a part of that class made playing defense a lot more fun," said linebacker Andre Tippett. "He anchored the line for us and was a great teammate to play alongside. On behalf of the entire organization, our thoughts and prayers are with Lester's family, friends and former teammates."