2014 (Redshirt Junior)
Served as team captain in 2014 and re-elected for 2015 ... Finished tied for seventh in the ACC in fumbles recovered with 0.17 per game ... Named CoSIDA Academic All-District ... Named to the ACC All-Academic Team ... Nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy which goes to the nation's best walk-on player ... Was sixth on the team with 60 tackles ... Fifth on the club in tackles for loss with 7.5 ... Member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Notched a career-high 10 tackles at Florida State ... Also recorded nine stops vs. ULM and Clemson ... Picked up four tackles for loss plus a sack vs. the Seminoles ... Raced 32 yards with an interception at Utah State that led to a Deacon touchdown ... Had five tackles, two tackles for loss, a pass break-up and a forced fumble in a win over Virginia Tech ... Has made 20 career starts.
Had a breakout season, playing in 11 games with nine starts at outside linebacker ... Entered the starting lineup in Week 4, replacing the injured Steve Donatell ... Finished the year with 39 tackles, including 18 solo, 2.5 tackles for loss and a half-sack ... Added two quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries ... Came off the bench and made six tackles, including his first career tackle for loss vs. ULM (Sept. 14) ... Made his first career start at Army (Sept. 21) and came up big on defense, finishing with eight tackles and two fumble recoveries ... Started and turned in three tackles, including a half-sack, and a QB hurry vs. NC State (Oct. 5) ... Had four tackles, including three solo stops, at Miami (Oct. 26) ... Turned in three tackles, including two solo and a half-tackle for loss, at Syracuse (Nov. 2) ... Made two tackles vs. No. 3 Florida State (Nov. 9) ... Had three tackles, including a half-tackle for loss, vs. Duke (Nov. 23) ... Made four tackles at Vanderbilt (Nov. 30).
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in two games off the bench as a reserve linebacker and special teams performer ... Earned his first varsity letter ... Made his collegiate debut at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Also saw action at Notre Dame (Nov. 17).
2011 (True Freshman)
Redshirted the season after joining the team as a walk-on during the preseason ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
A 2011 graduate of Wake Forest-Rolesville High School in Wake Forest, N.C. ... Earned All-Cap 7 honors ... Helped WF-R go 14-2 in 2010 and reach the 4-2A championship game of the state playoffs ... In 2009, the Cougars went 14-1 and advanced to the state semifinals ... Finished his junior season with 141 tackles ... Played for head coach Reggie Lucas ... Prep teammate of current Deacon offensive lineman Dylan Intemann.
Majoring in finance with a minor in political science ... Son of Joel and Christine Williams ... Born July 14, 1993.