2017 NFL Draft

Quentin Williams, DE

School: Northwestern  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 243 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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2012 Season
Redshirt senior ... Started all 13 games at defensive end as a senior ... Notched 37 tackles and ranked second on the team with 4.5 sacks ... Recipient of NU's Marcel Price Award, presented to the player who exhibits great enthusiasm and dedication ... Recorded three tackles and his first career forced fumble vs. Vanderbilt ... One stop and a QB hurry against Boston College ... Four tackles against South Dakota with one sack and two pass deflections at the line of scrimmage ... Posted five tackles and a TFL at Penn State ... Four tackles against Minnesota, including a 13-yard pass sack ... Again had four tackles and an assisted sack against Nebraska ... Three tackles and a pair of QB hurries Iowa ... Three tackles and a PBU at Michigan ... Recorded three stops and a TFL in win at Michigan State ... Strong outing on Senior Day vs. rival Illinois, notching four tackles, 2.0 TFL and one sack ... Followed that with another terrific effort in his final game as a Wildcat, intercepting a pass (on the third play from scrimmage) and returning it 29 yards for a touchdown in NU's TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl victory over Mississippi State ... Finished with two solo tackles in the game, both for loss, with one sack ... Named NU's defensive player of the game against South Dakota and shared the honor against Minnesota ... Also the team's co-defensive big playmaker vs. Illinois ... Four-time selection to Northwestern's Leadership Council ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Season
Started last seven games at defensive end ... Had a career-best seven-tackle performance against Nebraska ... Earned team's defensive big playmaker of the week honors ... Two of the seven hits went for TFL's ... Also had a QB hurry against the Huskers ... Totaled two tackles, including a 1/2 pass sack, vs. Eastern Illinois ... Credited with his first career pass sack at Illinois ... Added another solo tackle vs. the Illini ... One tackle, a TFL, vs. Michigan ... Notched one tackle at Iowa ... Totaled three tackles vs. Penn State ... Made first start of season against the Nittany Lions ... One tackle at Indiana ... Three tackles and a QB hurry vs. Rice ... Had four tackles, which included a sack and another 0.5 TFL, vs. Minnesota ... Notched a solo tackle and two QB hurries vs. Michigan State ... In bowl game vs. Texas A&M, notched four tackles, which included a 0.5 pass sack ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010 Season
Played in all 13 games with two starts ... Younger brother of starting middle linebacker Nate Williams ... Posted three tackles in TicketyCity Bowl vs. Texas Tech ... One TFL and two total tackles at Wisconsin ... Recorded two tackles against Illinois ... Five tackles, including an assisted TFL, and a pass breakup at Penn State ... At Indiana, had two tackles, one solo TFL and a QB hurry ... Assisted on a TFL and recorded a QB hurry vs. Purdue ... First career start came at Minnesota ... Started last three games ... Recorded his second career interception and had one tackle vs. Central Michigan ... One stop and one fumble recovery at Rice ... One tackle vs. Illinois State with a career-best three QB hurries.
2009 Season
Played in all 13 games ... Recipient of team's NGN Newcomer Award (defensive player honoree) ... Reserve defensive end with 14 tackles and one interception in 2009 ... Three stops at Illinois ... Posted two tackles at Iowa ... Credited with one quarterback hurry against Indiana ... Two stops against both Michigan State and Miami ... One tackle vs. Purdue, Minnesota and Eastern Michigan ... Registered two tackles and picked off his first career pass against Towson ... Named team's defensive big playmaker vs. Towson ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008 Season
Did not see action ... Named the team's defensive practice player of the week on three occasions: vs. Southern Illinois, Ohio State and Illinois.
High School
Rivals.com All-Region, SuperPrep All-Northeast and PrepStar All-East Region tight end/defensive end ... Ranked 11th-best t ight end nationally by ESPN/Scouts, Inc., the 20th-best player overall by SuperPrep in the Pennsylvania player ranking and the 25th-best player overall by Rivals.com in the Pennsylvania player ranking ... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" honoree ... First-team all-state selection ... Named Pennsylvania's State Player of the Year (AAAA) for 2007 ... Played tight end, defensive end and wide receiver for the Vikings, who captured the Pennsylvania AAAA state title in 2007 ... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25" ... 2007-08 AP State Player of the Year ... Three-time All-Foothills Conference (WPIAL) ... Also a member of the Vikings' 2004-05 state championship team ... Both clubs went a perfect 16-0 ... Team won two WPIAL titles (2004 and 2007) ... Team captain of winning Pennsylvania squad (vs. Ohio) in the annual Big 33 Football Classic ... Competed in "THE GAME," against Gateway High in the WPIAL Championship in the acclaimed best championship game ever played ... PCC won in overtime, 35-34 ... Also a standout baseball player, lettering every year as an outfielder and pitcher ... Nominated for the 2008 WPIAL Baseball Player of the Year honor ... Student Council president and Honor Roll ... Coached by Terry Totten.
Born Quentin Ross Williams ... Son of Gerald G. and the late Evelyn G. Williams ... Brother, Nate, played linebacker for Northwestern (2007-10) ... Became the first NU brother tandem since Brian and Scott Musso both played with the Wildcats in 1997 ... Uncle, Les, played defensive end for Arkansas ... Political science major and business institutions minor.

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