Looks to earn increased playing time at safety ? Also contributes on special teams ? Has played in 11 career games, starting one time.
2001: Played in all 11 games as a backup outside linebacker, earning his lone start of the season against New Hampshire ? Also a key contributor on special teams ? Recorded 13 total tackles on the year ? Had three solo tackles in the victory over Northeastern ? Made a career-high six tackles and forced a fumble against New Hampshire ? Totaled three tackles and a quarterback hurry at Hofstra ? Had one solo tackle at Marshall ? Named to the Athletic Director?s Honor Roll in the spring semester.
2000: Did not see any game action.
Before UMass: A transfer from Auburn University ? Redshirted for the Tigers in 1999 ? Played his high school ball for coach Tim Franken at Whitney Young High School in Chicago, Ill. ? Had 45 tackles and one interception during his senior season ? Also rushed for 525 yards and three touchdowns, while throwing for 400 yards and two touchdowns at quarterback during his senior year ? Had career totals of 225 tackles and three interceptions on defense, with over 1,000 rushing yards and six touchdowns on offense ? Named All-Conference and All-Section following his senior year ? Team captain during both his junior and senior seasons ? Also a member of the track team at Whitney Young, running sprints.
Personal: Full name is Robert Williams ? Son of Donnell and Carmela Williams ? Born February 2, 1981, in Chicago, Ill. ? Pursuing a Bachelor?s Degree with an Independent Concentration.
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