El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Family and friends remember one of the borderland's biggest football stars.
Mike Williams played in the NFL for years -- after lighting up the scoreboard back in the 1970's for Parkland High School here in El Paso.
Williams passed away Christmas Eve to congestive heart failure.
A memorial was held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and at Mo's Barbeque on 5019 Alabama.
"Mike, was really really liked and loved. He was such a good guy with such a big heart. It's just really nice to see people showing their support for Mike." said his brother, Morris Williams.
Mike was 56 years old.