Bill was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and graduated from West Scranton High School. After graduating high school, Bill continued his football career at the University of Wisconsin where he was part of the offensive line for Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne and Michael Bennett. Bill started all 50 games in his career at Wisconsin (only 3rd player to accomplish this). He helped the Badgers capture back to back Rose Bowl Championships.
After his career was finished at Wisconsin, he was a 4th round selection in the 2001 NFL of the Green Bay Packers. Waived by the Packers in 2003, he spent time with the Redskins and Panthers and was finally released by the Panthers in 2005.