95   Keron Williams
Keron Williams


Lake Park, Fla.

High School:
Palm Beach Gardens H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 254



Invited to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mini-Camp on May 1, 2006

As A Senior In 2005:

  • 2005 Atlantic 10 First Team
  • 2005 New England Football Writers All-Star Team
  • 2005 New England Football Writers Division 1-AA All-Star Team
  • 2005 Don Hansen Gazette Northeast All-Region Third Team

  • Two-year starting defensive end is an A-10 all-conference candidate after being an A-10 Third Team selection last season.
  • Has 33.0 tackles for loss in his career and 12 sacks.
  • Major threat on the defendive line who can get in the backfield for tackles for loss. One of the top pass rushers in the Atlantic 10.
  • Fourth on team in tackles with 56 including 10.5 tackles for loss of 57 yards, also has 4.0 sacks for 31yards
  • Has at least one TFL in 10 of 11 games this season.
  • Made seven tackles including a half-sack at Hofstra (11/19).
  • Made four tackles including two for loss of 10 yards at Army (11/12).
  • Three solo tackles and an 11-yard sack at Delaware (11/5).
  • Six tackles, a six-yard sack vs. New Hampshire (10/29).
  • Four tackles and a half-sack at Maine (10/22).
  • Four tackles including 0.5 TFL vs. No. 4 James Madison (10/15) helped hold Dukes to 157 total yards.
  • Tied for team-lead in tackles with seven vs. Northeastern (10/8) as UMass held NU to just 72 yards of total offense.
  • Career-high eight tackles including two for TFLs of 12 yards vs. Rhode Island (9/24). Had his 100th career tackle in the game.
  • Totaled four tackles, a half-sack and two half-tackles for loss vs. Albany (9/17).
  • Career-best tying six tackles, five solo, a forced fumble and a tackle for a loss at Colgate (9/10).
  • Made three tackles at Richmond (9/1) along with a half-sack for four yards.
  • Last season, started nine games and had 39 tackles, with 15.5 TFLs for 70 yards which ranked seventh in the A-10. Nearly half his tackles were for TFLs.

    General: Emerged last season as a major threat on defense and was named to A-10 Third Team at defensive end ... One of the better pass rushers in the Atlantic 10 from the left side ... Has a great ability to get into the backfield and tackles runners behind the line ... A very explosive player, who has excellent agility and a great motor ... Plays with great intensity and has a knack for finding the football.

    As A Junior In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
    Third-Team All-Atlantic 10 selection ... Starting defensive end who had 39 tackles, 29 solo, for the season ... Led team and ranked seventh in the Atlantic 10 in tackles for loss of yards with 15.5 for 70 yards ... Nearly half of tackles have been for loss of yards ... Also has team-high six sacks for 40 yards ... Tied for team-lead in pass break-ups with four, batting balls at the line .. Made six tackles with career-high four tackles for loss (for 22 yards) vs. Maine (10/30), including a six-yard sack ... Tied career-high with six tackles at Rhode Island (10/23) ... Recorded five tackles and two sacks for nine yards vs. Hofstra (11/20) ... Made five tackles, had 1.5 tackles for loss at James Madison (10/9) ... Returned to line-up after missing two games (9/18-25) with a high ankle sprain to record four tackles, two solo, and a tackle for loss in start at Boston College (10/2) ... Had three solo tackles, a sack for four yards, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup at Northeastern (11/6) ... Had three tackles, all for loss including two sacks (21 yards) at New Hampshire (10/16) ... Also forced a fumble and recovered it.

    As A Sophomore In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
    One of UMass' top backups along the defensive line ... Saw action in all 13 games on the season ... Totaled 31 tackles, including 23 solo stops, four tackles for loss and two sacks ... Also posted 14 quarterback hurries and a pass breakup ... Totaled six tackles and a sack in the win over James Madison ... Made six total tackles in the season opener against Central Connecticut State, with one tackle for loss ... Recorded three solo tackles in the victory at Maine, with one tackle for loss and three quarterback hurries ... Posted three tackles in the win at Villanova, with a sack and a quarterback hurry ... Had three tackles, a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries in the victory over Hofstra ... Totaled three tackles and three quarterback hurries in the victory over New Hampshire ... Made a pair of tackles against Richmond, Northeastern and William & Mary.

    As A Freshman In 2002: Game-By-Game Statistics
    The backup nose guard for the Minutemen ... Played in 10 games on the season ... Missed the AIC and Maine games due to injury ... Totaled 13 tackles on the season, with 10 solo stops, three tackles for loss, one sack and three quarterback hurries ... Made seven tackles against Central Connecticut, with two tackles for loss, a sack and three quarterback hurries ... Had a pair of tackles in the victory at Rhode Island, including one tackle for loss ... Totaled two tackles against Hofstra ... Made single tackles against Villanova and Northeastern.

    Before UMass: Played for coach Tim Tharp at Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High School ... Led the team with 100 tackles during his senior season, while also totaling 14 sacks and 21 tackles for loss ... Earned first team All-State honors following his senior season, when he also served as team captain and was selected team MVP ... Also named All-Conference, All-District, All-Area and All-Palm Beach County ... Started in the Outback All-Star Game.

    Personal: Keron Donavan Williams ... Born September 3, 1984, in Jamaica ... Son of Annmarie Thomas Carty and Owen Carty ... Has two brothers, Timothy and Zach ... Majoring in art.

    Year  GP  UT  AT  TT  Sacks  TFL  Int  PBU
    2002  10/0  10  3  13  0-0  3-6  0-0  0
    2003  13/0  23  8  31  2-10  4-14  0-0  0
    2004  9/9  29  10  39  6-40  15.5-70  0-0  4
    2005  11/11  25  31  56  4-31  10.5-57  0-0  1
    Totals  43/20  87  52  137  12-81  33-147  0-0  5

    CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 8 vs. Rhode Island (9/24/05) Sacks: 2 at New Hampshire (10/16/04) Tackles for Loss: 4 vs. Maine (10/30/04)

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