Players

Jesse Williams
DT #90
Height:
6-3
Weight:
325
Age:
23
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Brisbane, Australia
Experience:
2

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Biography

In two seasons at Alabama, Jesse Williams started all 26 games he played in – 13 each at strong-side defensive end and nose guard…Finished his Tide career with two national championship rings, recording 61 tackles with 1.5 sacks, 6.5 stops for losses of 18 yards, seven quarterback pressures and three pass deflections…Had previously started all 17 games at Arizona Western Community College, where he came up with 76 tackles, six sacks for minus 36 yards, 12.5 stops for losses totaling 69 yards and 11 pressures…Also had an interception, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery at AWCC…For his complete college career, he registered 134 tackles (37 solos) with 7.5 sacks for minus 40 yards and 19.0 stops for losses of 87 yards while collecting 18 pressures and five pass deflections…Had a 33-yard interception return and four forced fumbles while recovering another…Also blocked three kicks.

CAREER NOTES

In two seasons at Alabama, Williams started all 26 games he played in – 13 each at strong-side defensive end and nose guard…Finished his Tide career with two national championship rings, recording 61 tackles with 1.5 sacks, 6.5 stops for losses of 18 yards, seven quarterback pressures and three pass deflections…Had previously started all 17 games at Arizona Western Community College, where he came up with 76 tackles, six sacks for minus 36 yards, 12.5 stops for losses totaling 69 yards and 11 pressures…Also had an interception, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery at AWCC…For his complete college career, he registered 134 tackles (37 solos) with 7.5 sacks for minus 40 yards and 19.0 stops for losses of 87 yards while collecting 18 pressures and five pass deflections…Had a 33-yard interception return and four forced fumbles while recovering another…Also blocked three kicks.

2012 SEASON

All-American Dream Team selection by The NFL Draft Report and a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection by the league’s coaches, Williams shifted to nose guard during his second season with the Tide…Manned the middle for the Tide’s national championship squad that led the Football Bowl Subdivision ranks in total defense (250.0 ypg), scoring defense (10.93 ppg), rush defense (76.36 ypg) and pass defense (174.32 ypg)…In 13 starting assignments, he recorded 37 tackles (seven solos) with a 3-yard sack, 2.5 stops for losses of 8 yards and four pressures…Also blocked a kick and had a pair of pass deflections…In the Michigan clash, Williams had one assisted tackle and helped limit Wolverines to 69 yards rushing…Vs. Arkansas and assisted on three tackles and plugged up the middle to help hold the Razorbacks to 137 total yards of offense in the shutout win, as he also assisted on a tackle for loss…In the Florida Atlantic game, he registered three assisted tackles vs. the Owls, as he also blocked a field goal in the first half and was part of the Tide's starting unit allowed only 35 yards of offense by the Owls in three quarters of action…Followed with a deflected pass, quarterback hurry and four tackles (one solo) and helped limit the Mississippi Rebels to 80 yards rushing and 218 total yards…In the Louisiana State contest, Williams made a career-high seven tackles with two solo stops, as the Tide limited the Tigers to 139 yards on the ground while their nose guard notched his first solo tackle for loss of the season…Equaled his career-high in tackles for the second straight game, with seven, and recorded his first career sack (three yards) vs. Texas A&M…Dominated the line of scrimmage vs. Western Carolina, helping to limit the Catamounts to one first down while the first string was in the game, as he made three assisted tackles…Posted three total tackles, with two solo stops, and provided a touchdown-resulting block on Eddie Lacy’s scoring scamper and help close out the 32-28 victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.

2011 SEASON

Williams found his footing after just one spring on campus and earned the starting job at strong-side defensive end while moving inside to tackle in passing downs in a four-man front...The junior college transfer started all 13 games and did a great job of stopping the run (UA led the nation allowing just 83.69 ypg) and pushing the pocket...Finished with 24 tackles (10 solos), an assisted sack, four stops for losses of 10 yards, three quarterback hurries and one pass defection…Started his first game at the Capstone and recorded one quarterback pressure vs. Kent State…In the Penn State clash, he registered two tackles with one solo stop in UA's win, as he also batted down a pass. North Texas…The junior played easily his most productive game to date vs. Arkansas, with a season-best five tackles and two stops-for loss, as he dropped Hog running backs behind the line of scrimmage two times for a loss of seven yards and helped the Tide limit the Razorbacks to a series-low 17 yards rushing…In his first SEC road start, he delivered two solo tackles and helped limit the Florida Gators to 15 yards rushing…In the Vanderbilt game, he had one assisted tackle, which was a sack that went for a loss of one yard….Recorded five assisted tackles to help limit the then top-ranked Louisiana State Tigers to just 239 total yards and nine points…In the Mississippi State tilt, he recorded two tackles…Facing Louisiana State again in the BCS Championship Game, he produced two assisted tackles as the Crimson Tide captured the school's 14th national title.

2010 SEASON

Williams started the first seven games at Arizona Western Community College, where he recorded 30 tackles (8 solos), two sacks for minus 12 yards, six stops for losses of 29 yards and six pressures…Also recovered a fumble, deflected two passes and intercepted another for a 33-yard return…Led a defensive line that allowed just 48.64 rushing yards per game to rank second in the NJCAA, earning All-Western States Football League and All-Region I honors for the second-straight year…Rated the second-best overall prospect in the junior college ranks by Rivals.com…Placed 10th on Super Prep’s Junior College Top 100 squad and received a four-star prospect rating from Scout.com.

2009 SEASON

In his first season at Arizona Western College, the All-Region I and All-Western States Football League defensive tackle started all 10 games…Registered 46 tackles (12 solos) with four sacks for minus 24 yards and 6.5 stops for losses of 40 yards…Caused four fumbles and had five quarterback pressures…Earned WSFL Special Teams Player of the Week honors after blocking a Glendale field goal and extra-point attempt within the span of just 14 seconds.

HIGH SCHOOL

Williams attended Cavendish Road State High School in Brisbane, Australia, where he first played rugby and basketball before suiting up for football for one season…Also played for the Bayside Ravens and Queensland Sun Devils.

PERSONAL

General Studies major…Born 11/02/90 in Thursday Island, Australia…Resides in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.