NFC Championship 2012: 49ers Goat Kyle Williams Grew Up In A Baseball Family

Before his two turnovers as a punt returner for the San Francisco 49ers swung the NFC Championship Game, there was little reason for the average sports fan to know anything about 49ers WR Kyle Williams.

Williams wasn't even supposed to be returning punts, as he was thrust in that role after an injury to Ted Ginn Jr. in the 49ers divisional round victory over the New Orleans Saints.

He's not even close to the most famous sports figure in his family, as his father, Kenny Williams, has been the combative and often controversial GM of the Chicago White Sox since 2000.

His older brother, Kenny Williams Jr., is an outfielder for the Double AA Birmingham Barons in the White Sox minor league system, a team which became famous as the site of Michael Jordan's ill-fated turn as a baseball player.

His younger brother, Tyler, is a third baseman in Rookie ball for the White Sox organization as well.

Kyle was drafted in the 46th round of the MLB draft in 2006, but opted to play both baseball and football at Arizona State before breaking ranks with the rest of his family to become a professional football player.

Now he'll need to lean on his baseball routes in order to overcome the two biggest mistakes of the 2011 NFC Championship Game, which could loom over the rest of his career if he's not careful.

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