Redshirted as a true freshman in 2003, Williams has served as reserve at linebacker position last two seasons ... will compete for additional playing time this fall ... also has seen action on UAB special teams during career.
2005: Saw action in 10 games during season and finished with eight tackles ... contributed three solo hits and five assists ... had a season-high three tackles vs. SMU and had two stops in road victory at Memphis.
2004: Provided depth at linebacker.
2003: Did not see any action and was redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Fla. ... one of the best defenders on powerhouse Lincoln team that won 2001 Class 4A state championship and reached state semifinal round in 2002 and finished with 12-1-1 record ... recorded 143 tackles, 90 of which were solo hits, as a senior ... also had 22 tackles for loss and six sacks ... named first-team Class 4A all-state by Tallahassee Democrat ... also named to first-team All-Big Bend team, an area that covers 45 schools in region stretching from Lake City to Fort Walton Beach ... Lincoln finished the 2002 ranked in nation's top 10 in most polls ... started two seasons at Lincoln ... coached by David Wilson at Lincoln.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 27, 1984 at Tallahassee, Fla. .... son of Johnny and Joyce Williams ... major is communication studies..