Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
OUTLOOK: A disruptive pass rusher who could earn an even greater role at outside linebacker in 2015 ... played in 19 career games with eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and four pass breakups.
SOPHOMORE (2014): A versatile defender who played in 12 games ... finished with five tackles on the season, including 1.5 sacks (-24 yards) and four quarterback hurries. FAU: Recorded two assisted tackles in the game for a defense that gave up just 57 rushing yards. Texas A&M: Made one half sack for a loss (-7 yards) ... registered his first career quarterback hurry. Mississippi State: Had one quarterback hurry in the Tide's win over the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs. Western Carolina: Registered one sack for a loss of 17 yards. Auburn: Came on late in the game as a pass-rushing specalist ... made one solo tackle and recorded one quarterback hurry. Missouri: Had one quarterback hurry in the fourth quarter against the Tigers.
FRESHMAN (2013): Made his first appearance for the Tide in the season's third game against Colorado State ... played in seven games, including CSU, Ole Miss, Georgia State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee and Chattanooga ... finished with three tackles, one for a 9-yard loss. Georgia State: Made first tackle of his career against the Panthers, dropping the ball carrier for a loss of nine yards. Arkansas: Had one solo tackle coming off the bench against the Hogs. Chattanooga: Recorded one assisted tackle in the Tide's 49-0 victory.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Another top player out of the state of Louisiana ... a consensus four-star prospect ... selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game ... 36th in the ESPN150 and the No. five defensive end in the nation by ESPN ... also ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 18 player in the Southeast Region by ESPN ... Tom Lemming of MaxPreps rates Williams as the nation's No. 35 player and the No. 4 outside linebacker ... 247Sports lists him as the No. 2 weakside defensive end nationally, No. 73 in the Top247 and the No. 3 player in Louisiana ... 82nd in the 247Composite ... Scout.com has Williams as the nation's No. 20 defensive end and No. 167 in the Scout300 ... Sporting News' No. 48 player in the nation ... a member of the PrepStar Dream Team as the nation's No. 85 prospect and the sixth-ranked defensive end ... registered 115 tackles with 45 tackles for loss and 16 sacks as a junior in 2011 ... a 2011 and 2012 first-team Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State selection ... second-team small school All-American as a defensive lineman by MaxPreps ... named to the Baton Rouge All-Area team and was a Louisiana 2A All-State selection ... coached by Chad Mahaffey at University Lab High School ... chose Alabama over Miami, LSU, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Southern California and Texas A&M.