Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
JUNIOR (2015): A disruptive pass rusher on the outside ... played in all 15 games as a junior, recording his first tackle of the year against Middle Tennessee ... ranked second on the team with 10.5 sacks (-78 yards) ... added 12.5 tackles for loss (-92 yards), four quarterback hurries and one pass breakup ... recognized as one of the defensive players of the week by the UA coaching staff for his game against ULM. ULM: Notched two total stops, including 0.5 sack (-2 yards) as part of his 1.5 tackles for a loss (-12) yards ... also added a quarterback hurry. Georgia: A force off the edge, recorded a sack for -3 yards while also breaking up a pass at the line of scrimmage. Arkansas: Recorded one tackle on the night off the bench, but made it count, notching a sack for an eight-yard loss. Texas A&M: Played a significant role in limiting the Aggies to a season-low 23 points ... recorded two total tackles, including 1.5 for a loss (-8 yards) ... also added one sack (-5 yards) to the Tide’s season-high total of six. Tennessee: Added depth to the Crimson Tide defensive attack ... notched one tackle against the Vols ... provided another pass rush option on an Alabama defense that recorded five sacks and eight quarterback hurries by day’s end. LSU: Spent the night in the Tiger backfield, finishing with one tackle, including half a sack (-2 yards) and one quarterback hurry ... helped pressure the LSU signal caller into a 6-for-19 day with one pick. Mississippi State: Recorded five tackles, including two for a loss (-12 yards) and 1.5 sacks (-11 yards) - all career-high marks ... ranked third on the team for sacks in a game that saw the Crimson Tide defense record a season-high nine. Charleston Southern: Played in a limited capacity against the Buccaneers and did not record any stats. Auburn: Made his two stops on the day count, recording two sacks (-23 yards) and adding two quarterback hurries ... played a key role in helping limit the Tigers to only 3-of-15 on third down conversions. Florida: Was dangerous coming off the edge, recording two sacks (-14 yards) on the day ... spent the entire day in the backfield, helping limit the Gator quarterback to 9-of-24 passing, including one pick. Michigan State: Continued to be a disruptive force in the backfield ... recorded one sack (-10 yards), and at least half a sack in each of his last five full games played ... helped force the Spartan quarterback into two interceptions and a 19-for-32 day with his pressure off the edge. Clemson: Made his way into the Tiger backfield on numerous occasions but did not record any stats.
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.