Selected one of 51 linebackers named to the 2011 Butkus Award Preseason Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The award is handed out annually to the top linebacker in college football.
Honorable mention All-Big selection after starting every game for the Aggies ... team's second-most productive tackler with 112 (58 solo) ... recorded five tackles for loss, a pass break-up, forced fumble and fumble recovery on the year.
An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the league's head coaches ... appeared in all 13 games, starting 11 at outside linebacker ... third on team in tackles (74) and second in tackles for loss (8.5) ... three tackles, one for loss, against Georgia in Independence Bowl (12/28) ... totaled five stops in win over Baylor (11/21) ... seven tackles at Oklahoma (11/14) ... saw limited action against Colorado (11/7) while nursing an ankle injury ... set a career high with 11 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and forced a fumble in the victory ... recorded seven tackles (six solo) and picked off first career pass one week earlier at Texas Tech (10/24) ... ranked second on the team against K-State (10/17) with nine tackles ... led the team against Oklahoma State (10/10) with nine tackles, including four solos ... ranked second on the team in win over Utah State (9/19) with a then career-high 10 tackles, one for loss ... totaled five tackles, four solo, with one and a half coming behind the line of scrimmage against New Mexico (9/5).
Talented freshman defender started five games at linebacker ... logged 36 tackles including 21 solo stops ... also recorded 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... forced a fumble against Texas Tech that led to an Aggie touchdown ... tallied six tackles against both Texas Tech and Miami.
Grabbed 25 catches for 436 yards and three touchdowns as a senior wide receiver for DeSoto High School ... Also completed 8-of-18 passes as a senior ... As a junior, Williams had 19 catches for 250 yards and five touchdowns ... Ranked in the Top 100 in Texas by the Maroon & White Report ... All-Region by PrepStar. Coached by Dave Meadows at DeSoto.
Garrick Williams is the son of Tara Williams ... Born Oct. 26, 1989.