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Emerged as one of the team’s top defensive linemen in 2012 and served as a co-starter in 2013 and 2014 ... had 161 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, 24 quarterback pressures, four pass breakups, one recovered fumble and two blocked kicks in 1,235 snaps over 53 games (17 starts) in his career ... tied for fourth in school history in games.

2014: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl invitee ... had 54 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks, seven quarterback pressures and one pass breakup in 368 snaps over 13 games (seven starts) ... had seven tackles in 33 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30 ... had four tackles and one tackle for loss in 30 snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... had four tackles in 31 snaps against North Carolina on Sept. 27 ... had two tackles and one sack in 23 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had six tackles, one tackle for loss and a pass breakup on fourth down to preserve the win in 33 snaps against Louisville on Oct. 11 ... had four tackles and one tackle for loss in 38 snaps at Boston College on Oct. 18 ... had four tackles and one sack in 20 snaps against Syracuse on Oct. 25 ... had three tackles and two quarterback pressures in 33 snaps at Wake Forest on Nov. 6 ... had five tackles in 29 snaps at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15 ... had five tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 23 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 ... had a team-high eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack in 38 snaps against South Carolina on Nov. 29; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game.

2013: Had 37 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, eight quarterback pressures, two pass breakups and one recovered fumble in 359 snaps over 13 games (four starts) ... had four tackles in 26 snaps against No. 5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had three tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in 22 snaps against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had four tackles and a team-high three quarterback pressures in 34 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had five tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a recovered fumble in 41 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 37 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had five tackles in 26 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 26 snaps at No. 9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had one tackle and blocked an extra point in 26 snaps against No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.

2012: Had 50 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks, nine quarterback pressures, one pass breakup and one blocked kick in 370 snaps over 13 games (five starts) ... averaged one tackle every 7.4 snaps ... had four tackles, one tackle for loss and two quarterback pressures in 41 snaps against No. 25 Auburn at Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 1 ... had four tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in 30 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had five tackles and a pass breakup in 31 snaps at No. 4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack in 36 snaps at Boston College on Sept. 29; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had seven tackles in 33 snaps against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had five tackles in 30 snaps against Virginia Tech on Oct. 20 ... had five tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and two quarterback pressures in 38 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had three tackles in 28 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had four tackles in 18 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had two tackles, a team-high three quarterback pressures and blocked a field goal in 38 snaps against NC State on Nov. 17; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game ... had three tackles in 29 snaps against No. 12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had three tackles in nine snaps against No. 7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.

2011: Had 20 tackles and two tackles for loss in 138 snaps over 14 games (one start) ... had two tackles in 10 snaps against Troy on Sept. 3; it was his first career game ... had one tackle in two snaps at No. 10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1 ... had one tackle in seven snaps against Boston College on Oct. 8 ... had one tackle in 17 snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had one tackle in four snaps at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29 ... had three tackles in nine snaps against Wake Forest on Nov. 12; it was his first career start ... had two tackles and a tackle for loss in 11 snaps at NC State on Nov. 19 ... had three tackles in 18 snaps at No. 13 South Carolina on Nov. 26 ... had four tackles and a tackle for loss in 20 snaps against No. 3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3.

Before Clemson: Had 106 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, seven sacks, 22 quarterback pressures, three pass breakups, one interception and three recovered fumbles as a senior at Daniel High School ... from the same school as 2010 First-Team All-ACC defensive tackle Jarvis Jenkins; Williams wore the same No. 99 jersey that Jenkins wore at Daniel High and Clemson ... helped his team to the state playoffs; had seven tackles, two recovered fumbles and a blocked extra point against South Pointe High School in his final game ... helped Daniel High to a 13-1 record as a starter as both a sophomore and junior ... moved into the starting lineup halfway through his freshman season ... No. 17 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... No. 37 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN ... area defensive player-of-the-year by Seneca Journal ... third in the state in the shotput as a junior ... coached by Randy Robinson at Daniel High ... recruited by Brad Scott.

Personal: His father, Ronald, had 1,824 career rushing yards at Clemson from 1990-92; he was a First-Team All-ACC selection as a freshman ... graduated Dec. 18, 2014 with a degree in sociology ... born Dec. 29, 1992.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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