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Week 4: Williams played in 55 snaps 14 run plays and 40 coverage plays. Williams had 2 tackles and he was targeted 2 times for the pass and gave up 1 reception. Great win for the Miami Hurricanes 41-7 over Temple.
Week 3: Williams played limited snaps 16 total. 5 vs. the run and 11 in coverage. He did record 3 tackles and 1 stop.
Week 2: huge day for Williams playing in 88 snaps 25 vs. the run and 59 in coverage. Williams had 9 tackles, 3 big stops 2 hurries on the QB. Williams was also targeted 7 passes for 4 recptions for 45 yards. The longest pass was for 45 yards and No Touchdowns.
Week 1: Williams recorded 42 total plays 16 vs. the run and 25 in coverage. Williams had 2 tackles 1 was assisted and 1 missed tackle. Williams had 1 big hit on the QB.
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022 (soph): Saw action in 11 games, making 10 starts and serving as one of team’s top defensive performers…Ranked second on team with 58 total tackles (38 solo)…Had one tackle for loss, one interception and six PBUs, which ranked among team leaders…Added two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble…Startes season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3), finishing with three tackles and recording first interception of season…Added five tackles, including two solo and 0.5 TFLs and one PBU in win over Southern Miss (Sept. 10)…Led team with seven tackles, including six solo, and broke up two passes at Texas A&M (Sept. 17)…Posted four tackles, half of them solo, against MTSU (Sept. 24)…Tallied two solo tackles against North Carolina (Oct. 8)…Posted six tackles, including five solo, and two pass breakups in win at Virginia Tech (Oct. 15)…Amassed five tackles, including three solo, as well as forced and recovered fumble against Duke (Oct. 22)…Had five tackles, including four solo and one half-tackle for loss of three yards, against Florida State (Nov. 5)…Recorded three tackles, including two solo, in win at Georgia Tech (Nov. 12)…Posted nine tackles, including seven solo, at Clemson (Nov. 19)…Led team in tackles with 10, including six solo, as well as notched fumbled recovery and pass breakup against Pittsburgh (Nov. 26).
2021 (fr): Saw action in 10 games and made seven starts in impressive first season…Earned All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition…Earned one ACC Defensive Back of the Week honor…Ended season with 31 tackles and one-half tackle for loss…Led Miami with two interceptions…Missed final two games of season due to injury…Made career debut in season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4) and had two tackles…Saw action against Appalachian State (Sept. 11)…Finished with one tackle against Michigan State (Sept. 18)…Made first start of career against Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25) and recorded first interception of career…Added three tackles against Blue Devils…Start against CCSU began streak of seven straight starts to end his season…Started and finished with two tackles against Virginia (Sept. 30)…Recorded then-career best six tackles (five solo) against North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Finished with four tackles (three solo) and started in win over NC State (Oct. 23)…Enjoyed dominant outing in win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 30), finishing with career-high nine tackles and second interception of season…Earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors for performance against Panthers…Started and had three tackles in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Had one solo tackle in start against Florida State (Nov. 13).
High School: Finished High School at Plantation American Heritage in Opa Locka, FL...A 5-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals…Four-star prospect by ESPN…Ranked the No. 13 overall player in the 247Sports Composite Top247…Rated the No. 1 safety nationally and the No. 4 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Listed as the No. 19 overall player in the Rivals Top 250…Ranked the No. 1 safety nationally and the No. 4 player in Florida by Rivals…Rated the No. 32 overall player in the ESPN300…Listed as the No. 4 safety in the country and No. 8 player in Florida by ESPN… Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game and U.S. Army All-American Bowl…As a junior at Western High —Williams transferred from American Heritage after his sophmore season to Western then back to American Heritage for his senior season — recorded 62 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack…Had six interceptions, four passes defended, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception returned for a touchdown in junior season…
Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCF, USF, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, among others.
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