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.
Williams’ Defensive Statistics