OUTLOOK: Jay Williams could battle Cody Mandell for the starting job at punter ... redshirted in 2010 to refine his fundamentals and gain strength.
2010 (FRESHMAN): He redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Jay Williams comes to Alabama looking to fill the void of departed four-year starter P.J. Fitzgerald at punter ... a strong athlete who can drive the ball or sit back and get good hang time ... Scout.com lists him as the nation's No. 6 punter ... ESPNU has the 6-foot, 3-inch, 208-pound Williams as the ninth-best punter in the country coming out of high school ... ranks 19th among punters by Rivals.com ... a PrepStar All-Southeast selection ... averaged 37.2 yards per punt in 2009 with a long of 62 yards ... placed seven kicks inside the opponent's 20-yard line with just two touchbacks ... also caught four passes for 86 yards and a touchdown as a tight end ... averaged 46.1 yards per kick over the first four games of the 2009 season ... averaged 48 yards per kick as a junior in 2008 ... chose Alabama over Florida and Houston.