Father of Cardinals lineman Dan Williams dies in car accident on way to see son play

Kevin Kaduk
Shutdown Corner

Thomas Williams, the father of Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Dan Williams, was killed in a car accident this weekend as he traveled to New Orleans to watch his son play.

A Cardinals spokesperson tells USA Today that Dan Williams' mother and sister were also in the car, but survived the crash. The Williams family is from Memphis, Tenn., which is about a six-hour drive from New Orleans.

Dan Williams will not play on Sunday against the Saints and is listed as inactive.

In this time of a great tragedy, the Cardinals' official team Twitter account says it all.