|High School:||Tucker HS|
2015 — Was beginning to play some of his best football of his young career when injuries interfered with his progression and forced him to miss the final six games of the season . . . Broke into the starting lineup at safety for his first time as a collegian at Washington, accumulating a career-best eight tackles (six unassisted) in 74 plays before his exit . . . Recorded his first career interception in the season opener against Eastern Washington, returning it 17 yards . . . Also added a five tackles against the Eagles, including three solo stops . . . Made four solo tackles, including a tackle for loss, and forced one fumble that he subsequently recovered against Georgia State . . . Totaled two tackles while taking 64 snaps against Utah.
2014 — One of the team’s top special teams standouts along with being a major contributor off the bench in the secondary stepped onto the field in 12 of 15 games during the season . . . Recorded 16 tackles on the year, with 11 of the stops occurring while covering kickoffs . . . Was credited with nine unassisted takedowns, including an 11-yard quarterback sack in his collegiate debut against South Dakota . . . Contributed four tackles – three of which were unassisted – in a road win at Utah in only 13 plays . . . Then logged in 20 snaps or more in each of his next four appearances, including a season-high 24 plays at Oregon State . . . Chipped in a pair of tackles on four additional occasions.
2013 — Lauded for his athletic versatility, he spent time as a linebacker and defensive back during his redshirt season in an effort to pinpoint where he could make the greatest contribution . . . He was a tremendous help on the scout teams and adds excitement for the future . . . Led all tacklers in the 2014 Spring Game with nine stops, including seven unassisted.
BEFORE OREGON — Few prospects possess the versatility as the three-star honoree (Rivals.com) who is listed among The Sporting News Top 125 . . . Excelled as a starter at safety and wide receiver as a sophomore before concentrating his efforts at quarterback and the defensive secondary his final two years, capping his prep career with 1,569 rushing yards (8.5 avg.) and 38 touchdowns . . . The dual-threat quarterback completed 40 of 80 passes for 703 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012 while carrying the football 103 times for 752 yards and 11 scores . . . Named first-team all-Dekalb Country and all-region as an offensive standout while leading the school to the state championship quarterfinals in 2012 . . . Completed the year with a 10-3 ledger and second place in the AAAAA Region 6 standings under head coach Bryan Lamar . . . Selected to quarterback teams in the East-West and Georgia-Florida All-Star games . . . Led the Tigers to a state championship victory and an unblemished 15-0 record as a quarterback his junior year . . . Passed for 558 yards on 28 attempts and seven touchdowns in addition to rushing for 617 yards and 11 TDs on 82 carries in 2011 … Also recorded 13 tackles and three interceptions as a junior and was named to the Rising Senior Bowl that same year.
PERSONAL — Major: Journalism.
WILLIAMS' CAREER BESTS
Interceptions: 1, Eastern Washington, 09/05/15
Long Interception return: 17, Eastern Washington, 09/05/15
Tackles: 8, at Washington, 10/17/15 (6-2)
Sacks: 1.0, South Dakota, 8/30/14 (1-0)
Tackle for loss: 1.0, Georgia State, 09/19/15; South Dakota, 8/30/14
Forced fumbles: 1, Georgia State, 09/19/15
Fumbles recovered: 1, Georgia State, 9/19/15
Break ups: 1, Washington State, 10/10/15