Chavis Williams will be looking for more playing time at linebacker and continue his role on special teams this season ... played in 20 career games as a three-year letterman ... five tackles and one sack during his career.
2009 (JUNIOR): He played in seven games for the Crimson Tide in 2009 ... contributed off the bench as a third-down pass rusher and on special teams ... finished with two total tackles ... his one solo tackle and one quarterback hurry both were recorded vs. Tennessee ... saw playing time against North Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Auburn and Florida.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Williams was a reserve sam linebacker for Alabama ... played on special teams and appeared in five games (Clemson, Tulane, Western Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee) ... Williams recorded a sack (-9) of Clemson quarterback Cullen Harper in the Tide's 34-10 win in the Georgia Dome ... had one quarterback hurry against WKU and then saw action in the SEC opener on the road at Arkansas ... at Tennessee, Williams was on the field on several passing downs to aid the pass rush.
2007 (FRESHMAN): He appeared in eight games as a back-up linebacker and on several special teams units ... saw time against Arkansas, Georgia, Florida State, Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State, Louisiana-Monroe and Auburn ... had two tackles on the season ... recorded a solo tackle in UA's overtime loss to Georgia on Sept. 22 ... had one assist in the team's 41-17 win over Tennessee on Oct. 20 after Knight injured his ankle early in the game.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: He graduated from Dora High School ... rated as the No. 39 defensive end in the country by Scout.com ... was the No. 22 prospect in the state of Alabama by Scout.com ... first-team Class 4A All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... rated by Rivals.com as one of the top 50 defensive linemen in the nation ... was among the top 30 in the state by Rivals.com ... was a three-star defensive lineman by both Scout.com and Rivals.com ... was second on his Dora High School squad with 123 tackles and added 11 sacks as a senior ... had 393 receiving yards and six touchdowns while playing tight end ... recorded 81 tackles and eight sacks while averaging nine tackles per game as a junior ... coached by Johnny Wright.