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At Delaware: Second-year sophomore and one of the nation's top young linebackers • pre-season third team All-American by Phil Steele College Football Magazine • named to College Football Performance Awards Watch List as one of the top 32 linebackers in the nation at the FCS level • coming off an exceptional season in which he earned a host of awards as one of the top freshman defenders not only in the Colonial Athletic Association, but in the East, and the NCAA • will be a second-year starter at outside linebacker (Sam) • talented, athletic player whose quickness allows him to be an effective blitzer and to cover running backs and wide receivers on pass plays • has good coverage skills on special teams • did not see action in spring drills due to an injury • switched number from 57 to 7 in pre-season • serves as one of 16 members of the UD football team's Leadership Council.

2012 Season: Enjoyed an improbable redshirt freshman season in which he was not even expected to start at outside linebacker, but became one of the nation's top newcomers • broke into starting lineup late in pre-season due to injuries and went on to post impressive numbers and receive lofty praise • earned a host of post-season honors, including College Sports Madness National FCS Defensive Rookie of the Year, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Eastern Defensive Rookie of the Year, Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Rookie of the Year, and third team All-CAA • was also a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the nation at the FCS level and finished 12th in the voting • played and started in 10 games and ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 61 (36 solo) • led the team with 14 tackles for loss for 83 yards and in quarterback sacks with 6.5 for 61 yards • also had three pass breakups, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble • led the CAA in both sacks and tackles for loss and ranked 18th in the NCAA in tackles for loss and No. 29 in sacks • led all NCAA FCS freshmen in tackles for loss and was No. 2 in sacks • also ranked No. 2 among all linebackers in the nation in sacks • set UD single game freshman records for tackles for loss in a game (four vs. Rhode Island), tackles for loss in a season, and sacks in a season • recorded five or more tackles five times highlighted by a career-high 13 stops vs. Old Dominion • also had 11 tackles vs. Maine, seven vs. Towson, six vs. Rhode Island, and five against New Hampshire • posted two sacks each in consecutive games vs. Rhode Island and Old Dominion • recorded four tackles for losses of 20 yards vs. Rhode Island and had two tackles for loss each against New Hampshire and Old Dominion • forced a fumble against Delaware State and recovered a fumble against William & Mary • did not see action vs. Richmond due to an injury • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler • recorded a tackle in 2012 Blue-White spring game in April • added 25 lbs. to his frame in the off-season.

2011 Season: Did not see action as a backup linebacker for the Blue Hens and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-4 under Keeler.

High School: Played linebacker for head coach Russ Cellan at Freeport High School • earned first team all-conference, all-county, All-Long Island and All-State honors as a senior • also was named team Most Valuable Player and was named Defensive Most Valuable Player of the Long Island Championship game • led team to a record of 11-1 in 2010 • team captured both the county title and the Long Island title • led team to a three-year record of 31-5 with at least 10 wins each season • three-year standout who played linebacker, wide receiver, safety, tight end, and running back during his career • high school teammate of Rhode Island's Chris Edmond • honor roll student • also recruited by Maine, Albany, Stony Brook, Bryant, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Personal: Jeff Anthony Williams • born Dec. 3, 1993 • son of Tonia Williams • oldest of three children • exercise science major at Delaware • would like to become a physical therapist • owns a pet scorpion.

Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards PB Int. FR/FF
2012 10/9 61 (36) 14-83 6.5-61 3 0 1/1
Totals 10/9 61 (36) 14-83 6.5-61 3 0 1/1

Career-High Tackles: 13 vs. Old Dominion, 2012

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