Buddy Williams Dismissed from Football Team

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Williams had 17 tackles for the Tigers mostly on special teams.

CLEMSON - Redshirt freshman cornerback Larry "Buddy" Williams has been dismissed from the Clemson football team, school Sports Information Director Tim Bourret confirmed Sunday afternoon.

Williams, from Tallahassee, was removed from the team Saturday, according to a source familiar with the situation. Bourret would only say he was removed from the squad over a "violation of team rules." He is not expected to return to

Early attempts to reach both Williams and head coach Tommy Bowden were unsuccessful. Bowden was with the team on the practice field and was unavailable for comment.

Williams finished the semester academically last week and has returned to Tallahassee, FL. Williams played 25 snaps on defense and
played in every game on special teams in 2003. He had 17 tackles for
the season, 14 on special teams.

Defensive Back Depth Chart for South Carolina Game

LCB	 8	Tye Hill		5-10	180	*So.
        26	Toure Francis		5-11	184	*Sr.
RCB	 9	Justin Miller		5-11	200	So.
	15	Sergio Giliam           6-3     173     Fr.
        39      Buddy Williams          5-11    167     *Fr.

Williams' High School Bio

All-American by Prep Star, Grid-Iron Greats, SuperPrep and USA Today his senior year... Team won the state 6A championship in both 1999 and 2001... All-state, all-area and all-Big Bend as both a junior and senior... posted 136 tackles as a senior... recorded eight interceptions, two of which he ran back two for touchdowns... caused five fumbles... blocked two field goals... Rivals100.com Top-50 defensive back in country... Orlando Sentinel Top-50 Players in Florida... played in Florida-California All-Star Game... played under Coach David Wilson... chose Clemson over North Carolina, Miami and Georgia.

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