Before “The Rock”, there was “The Hammer”. Similar to that popular wrestler, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson is a towering, beefy athlete with brains to match his brawn and a mouth to put to shame those he deems worthy. Unlike the former, however, there is no facade to “The Hammer”, who in his days of adolescence as a hoodlum on the streets of Chicago, had the sense to walk away from such a life and do something constructive with it. He sought an education at Northwestern University where he excelled in sports and also earned a degree in Architectural Engineering. From there, his determination and hard work never diminished. Eventually, “The Hammer” would become both an NFL football and Hollywood film star.
Playing for the San Francisco 49′ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, and Kansas City Chiefs, Williamson consistently tore up the field and his opponents, making All-Pro eight seasons in a row!
In 1969, the outstanding athlete made a smooth transition into films, where he has also excelled as an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.
Williamson has entertained audiences through his films while maintaining his strong, “Don’t-mess-with-me” image as……………..