2017 NFL Draft

Duke Williams, SS

School: Nevada  |  Conference: MWC
Hometown: Reno, NV
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 203 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Williams was a second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection this season. He was second on the team with 106 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss. Khalid Wooten was a second team All-Conference selection as a punt returner. He made 53 tackles with 17 passes defended. He also had two interceptions and one defensive touchdown.
2011 Season
Earned all-conference honors for the first time in his career as he was named to the second team ... Started all 13 games and was a force in the secondary ... Clinched Nevada's first win of the season with an interception in the end zone against San Jose State ... Recorded an 11-tackle performance in a win over Fresno?State ... Recovered a fumble against Hawaii ... Had 10 tackles against Louisiana Tech ... Was third on the team overall with 78 tackles ... Named preseason second-team All-WAC by Athlon Sports ... Named preseason second-team All-WAC by Phil Steele ... Named preseason first-team All-WAC by Lindy's.
2010 Season
Started 10 games and played in 13 for the Pack ... Was third on the team with 74 tackles on the year ... Had 4.5 tackles for a loss of 11 yards ... Had seven tackles against Cal and recorded his first career interception, which he also returned 30 yards ... Set career high with eight tackles against San Jose State and then matched it against Boise State before setting new career high with nine tackles at Louisiana Tech ... Second career pick came against San Jose State ... Forced a pair of fumbles during the year, against San Jose State and at Idaho ... Recorded a tackle in every game that he played in.
2009 Season
Emerged as a true freshman to play in 11 regular season game, including one start at San?Jose State ... Played as a key reserve in the secondary as a safety and was a valuable member of the Wolf Pack's special teams ... Recorded 29 tackles on the year, including a career-high eight in a win over Hawai`i.
High School
A graduate of Hug High School in Reno ... Was a three-sport standout who earned 12 varsity letters in his career in football, basketball and track and field ... Played both ways as a quarterback and defensive back for head coach Rollins Stallworth, a former Nevada player ... Was the Northern Nevada Player of the Year as a senior and a three-time all-state selection as a safety ... Was part of championship teams in track and basketball ... Part of a 4x100 relay team that broke the state record at 41.34 seconds and was ranked in the top 10 in the nation in triple jump.
Born Michael Williams on Oct. 15, 1990 in Monroe, La. ... Son of Bertha Henderson ... Has two sisters ... Is majoring in criminal justice with a minor in education ... Wants to be a police officer ... Was also recruited by USC, Washington, Boise State, UNLV and Fresno State ... Chose Nevada because of his love for the program and be close to home ... Sports hero is Ronnie Lott.

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