At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a senior and a key contributor in the Delaware backfield • letterwinner who will once again serve as the top backup to All-American Andrew Pierce • proved late in season in 2012 that he could pick up yards consistently when given the chance in the UD backfield • strong and shifty runner with good size • can also return kickoffs • began his collegiate career at Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College • enjoyed another solid spring in 2012 and rushed for a game-high 173 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Blue-White spring game.
2012 Season: Saw his first action as a Blue Hen, serving as the team's No. 2 running back behind Pierce and spelling Pierce late in the season due to injuries • played in 10 games and started games vs. Maine, Towson, and Richmond • sat out Bucknell game with an injury • finished as team's No. 2 leading rusher after carrying 100 times for 457 yards (4.6 avg.) and three touchdowns • averaged 45.7 yards rushing per game • also caught seven passes for 67 yards (9.8 avg.) • ran for over 60 yards five times in the final eight games • had career-highs of 75 yards and 18 carries in season finale vs. Villanova • also ran for 74 yards on 18 carries vs. Maine, 67 vs. William & Mary, 64 vs. Old Dominion, and 62 and a touchdown vs. Rhode Island • also ran for 59 yards and a touchdown vs. Towson and for 56 yards and a score again Richmond • caught five passes for 51 yards vs. Maine • enjoyed an outstanding spring • rushed five times for 39 yards and a touchdown and also caught a pass for nine yards in 2012 Blue-White spring game • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler.
2011 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained junior eligibility • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
At Lackawanna (Pa.) Junior College: Played two seasons at running back and kick returner in 2009 and 2010 at Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton, Pa. for head coach Mark Duda • team went 5-5 his freshman year and improved to 9-2 in 2010 when the team captured the Graphic Edge Bowl with a victory over Ellsworth Community College.
High School: Standout at Timber Creek High School for head coach Robert Hinson • helped lead team to its first state playoff appearance in school history in 2007 when the squad went 7-4 • three-year starter at running back and also returned kickoffs • two-time all-conference selection and two-time team Most Valuable Player • ran for 1,700 yards as a senior • played in the Adam Taliaferro All-Star Game.
Personal: Justin Laing ("lang") • born Jan. 5, 1990 in Philadelphia • son of Mike Williams and Jackie Laing • communications major with a minor in history • has six siblings, brothers Christopher Harper, Michael Williams Jr., Dominique Harper, Damon Harper and sisters Sharnese Williams and Nasirah Williams
|Hometown:||New Castle, Del.|
|High School:||Timber Creek (N.J.)|
|Other College:||Lackawanna (Pa.) JC|