Voted second team All-Sun Belt by coaches and media ... Honored as a third team All-Sun Belt team member by Phil Steele ... Voted Sun Belt Player of the Week following his performance against FIU ... Started all 13 games a redshirt freshman ... Finished third on the team with 73 tackles ... Led the team in interceptions (4) and pass breakups (10) ... Recorded interceptions against Bowling Green, FIU, ULM and Arkansas ... Returned an on-side kick 38 yards for a touchdown against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Posted a season-best 11 tackles against FIU with three breakups and a pick ... Forced a fumble and recovered a fumble against Middle Tennessee ... Tallied seven tackles and two deflections in GMAC Bowl against Central Michigan.
Played running back, quarterback, receiver and defensive back in prep career ... As a sophomore, rushed 34 times for 60 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Junior season, had eight interceptions and three touchdowns ... During senior season, had 750 yards rushing and 10 scores to go with four interceptions ... Was All-State as a junior and was named the player of the year by WTVM ... Was a two-time All-Bi-City selection ... Holds Georgia state records for eight interceptions during his junior season and for 298 yards rushing in a game ... Was first team 3A All-State as a junior and honorable mention as a senior ... Recorded nine interceptions as a senior ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Football coach was Scott Newman.
Full name is Bryan Jamaal Willis ... Is the son of Kathy and Michael Dawson ... Has two sisters, Diamond Franklin and Alickia.