Overview: One of the Pack's top defensive performers in 2000, he moved from free safety to cornerback during fall camp and started every game of the season at that position ... The fifth-leading tackler on the Wolfpack squad with 55 stops, over one third (42) were first hits or solo stops ... Ranked second on the team with seven passes broken up.
In 2000: Made a key stop in the season opener versus Arkansas State, the Indians had fourth-and-goal from the two with just over two minutes remaining and were up three when Williams came up with a nine-yard tackle for loss ... That contest eventually went into two overtimes before the Pack won ... Blocked a punt versus Indiana, he also broke up a pass on third-and-long in that contest, a play which could have saved the game for the Wolfpack ... Made a key sack on a fake punt attempt versus North Carolina ... Played all 95 official snaps versus fifth-ranked Clemson, he actually played more than 100 plays including penalties ... A co-winner of the Al Michaels Award for the 2000 season, an accolade given for putting team before self ... In addition to playing 809 snaps from scrimmage, he also saw action on 199 special teams plays, which tied as the fourth-highest mark on the team ... In for a team-high 72 plays on the punt attack team, his 22 points in that category was the second-best mark on the Wolfpack special teams ... Ranks second at the 201-225 pound weight class in strength and conditioning points with 1,387 ... Tied for eighth on the team in dips (62 reps) and vertical jump (36”) ... His 10-2” broad jump is the team’s fifth-best mark ... Ranks fifth among returnees in the 40-yard dash, he has clocked in at 4.46.
In 1999: The fifth-leading tackler in the ACC with 131 stops, that mark led the Wolfpack and was the most for a Wolfpack defender since 1994. ... Led the Wolfpack in tackles five times last season, versus South Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia and Georgia Tech ... Had 16 stops in the win over South Carolina, including 10 solo stops ... Also recovered a fumble and blocked a kick in that contest, earning ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors ... Made a key interception in the win over Clemson, the Tigers were attempting to score in the final minute with the Wolfpack up four ... Also picked off a pass versus Maryland ... Ranked second on the team in special teams plays with 217, he was also among team leaders in ST points ... Averaged a tackle every 6.3 snaps from scrimmage, the second-best mark on the team.
In 1998: Showed great progress during his rookie campaign ... Second-team free safety in 1998 behind All-ACC nominee Jason Perry, he has also returned kickoffs for NC State ... Tallied 13 tackles in the regular season, 11 came on special teams ... Tied for second in special teams’ tackles with 11, he was in for 158 special teams plays and ranked seventh on the squad in terms of special teams points ... Blocked a punt versus Wake Forest ... Returned five kickoffs for 63 yards ... Also had a 20-yard kickoff return in the Micron PC Bowl ... Came to NC State as a tailback, he moved to the secondary last fall.
Prep: Ranked the state’s No. 18 prospect by SuperPrep … Selected as the Piedmont Triad 3-A 1997 Offensive Player of the Year … A Raleigh News and Observer Carolinas’ Top 25 prospect … Member of the 1997 Shrine Bowl team … Was rated the No. 17 prospect in the state of North Carolina in the postseason by the Fayetteville Observer-Times … Rushed for 1,955 yards on 250 carries (7.82 yards per carry) and scored 23 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Dick Kemp … Averaged 196 yards a game and twice ran for more than 300 yards in a contest … Also had three interceptions in limited time at defensive back … Rushed for 4,010 yards on 533 carries and had 40 touchdowns in his final two seasons for the Cowboys … The 1997 Triad 3A Player of the Year ... High school coach, Dick Kemp, was a former Wolfpack assistant coach … Also an outstanding basketball player, averaging 20 points as a junior ... Majoring in sociology ... Born 7/2/79.
Williams 1999 Game-by-Game Stats
Williams 2000 Game-by-Game Stats
Williams Career Stats