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Emerged as one of the team's top defensive linemen in 2012 ... has 70 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks, nine quarterback pressures, one pass breakup, and one blocked kick in 508 snaps over 27 games (six starts) in his career.

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 #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 #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 N.C. State on Nov. 17; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game ... had three tackles in 29 snaps against #12 South Carolina on Nov. 24 ... had three tackles in nine snaps against #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 in his first career game against Troy on Sept. 3 ... had one tackle in two snaps at #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 in his first career start against Wake Forest on Nov. 12 ... had two tackles and a tackle for loss in 11 snaps at N.C. State on Nov. 19 ... had three tackles in 18 snaps at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26 ... had four tackles and a tackle for loss in 20 snaps against #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 #99 jersey that Jenkins wore at Daniel High and Clemson ... helped his team to the state playoffs; he 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 ... #17 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... #37 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN.com ... 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: Son of Ronald Williams, who totaled 1,824 career rushing yards at Clemson from 1990-92 ... majoring in sociology ... born Dec. 29, 1992.

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