St. Francis Xavier
High School

1600 W. Prospect Ave.
Appleton, WI | (920) 733-6632

School Hours:
M 8:30am-3:00pm
T-F 8:00am-3:00pm

Office Hours:
M-F 7:30am-4:00pm

High School Fax: 
(920) 735-1787
High School Counseling Fax: 
(920) 257-2050


56 - Brad Williams


Bradley Williams collapsed during football practice at Xavier High School on Sept. 28, 2005 and he passed away that evening at the hospital.

Brad’s death was not associated with any direct, traumatic football contact, but, was an unfortunate coincidence that happened during practice.  He had a congenital heart problem... unrelated to any football injury or not due to his involvement in sports.

A sophomore at the time, he was the son of Joel & Deanna Williams, formerly of Greenville.  Brad also played baseball at XHS.

That season, the Xavier football team wore a "BW" patch on their game uniforms, a 56 decal on their helmet, and, a memorial rock was dedicated near the football game field at Xavier, adjacent to the team entrance.