Selected First Team All-Sun Belt Conference (Coaches & Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. This is the third-straight all-conference honor for Williams and the first, first-team selection after being named second-team his sophomore and junior seasons. Perhaps one of the top defensive ends to ever play at FIU, Williams had another spectacular season for the Panthers in 2012.
Williams led the team in 2012 with 14.5 tackles for loss (for 85 yards), 6.5 sacks (for 56 yards) and two forced fumbles, going along with a career-high 46 total tackles (including 29 solo), two pass break-ups and three quarterback hurries.
He started every game during the 2012 campaign, as well as the last three seasons (2010-12), and has the most career starts ever by a defensive lineman at FIU (39).
All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team...named to Phil Steele's All-Sun Belt Conference Second-Team...was No. 4 in the Sun Belt for tackles for loss (13.0) in 2011, and placed 10th for sacks (4.5)...played in all 13 games, starting 12...totaled 32 tackles, including a team-leading 13 tackles for loss...his 1.0 per game tackles for loss average tied for 87th nationally...recorded 4.5 sacks on the season...had four pass breakups and four quarterback hurries...led the Panthers historic upset 24-17 win at Louisville (9/9) with three tackles for loss, including two sacks...had six tackles and two sacks in the win vs. Troy (10/25) and five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss in the win vs. FAU (11/12)...had an impressive four tackles for loss in the win over ULM (11/19), second-most all-time in a game at FIU.
All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team...finished second on the team to Jarvis Wilson with six sacks for 36 yards...had 46 tackles, 13.5 for loss...registered five tackles, 0.5 for loss at Texas A&M (9/18) where the defense was rewarded by ESPN.com with a helmet sticker...had a sack for seven yards and 0.5 tackles for loss at Maryland (9/25)...totaled two tackles, one for loss at Pittsburgh (10/2)...had five tackles against WKU (10/9)...had a tackle for loss for three yards at North Texas (10/16)...had four tackles and assisted on one for loss at FAU (10/30)...lived in the backfield against ULM (11/6) registering career and season-highs with two sacks and four tackles for loss while totaling four tackles...had a sack and two tackles at Troy (11/13)...had a season-high nine tackles and added a huge sack in the final minutes of the Louisiana (11/20) game...had four tackles, one for loss against Arkansas State (11/27)...finished the regular season with a sack and three tackles against Middle Tennessee (12/4)...closed out the season with four tackles, including one for loss in FIU's victory over Toledo in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (12/26).
Appeared in all 12 games, earning a start against Middle Tennessee (11/7)...registered three tackles against Alabama (9/12)...had one assist against Rutgers (9/19)...recorded four tackles against Toledo (9/26)...had a breakout game against ULM (10/3) with five stops, two of them for a loss, and one sack...had two tackles, one for a loss against WKU (10/10)...made two stops, one and a half for a loss against Troy (10/17)...made two stops against Arkansas State (10/24)...had one tackle, and the game-winning field goal block in overtime against Louisiana (10/31)...made two tackles in his start against Middle Tennessee...had two stops against North Texas ( 11/14)...registered three unassisted tackles against Florida (11/21)...closed out the season with one stop and another blocked kick against FAU (12/5).
Miami Norland HS...Miami Herald First-Team All-County and First-Team District 12-6A.