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Andrew Williams

position

Defensive End

Height

6-4

Weight

260 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Tampa, Fla.

High School

Hillsborough HS

CAREER: One of the most disruptive defensive linemen in the nation…exhibits startling speed and strength, giving him the ability to track down fleeing running backs from behind…played regularly at left end behind starter Jamaal Green.

 

2002 (SENIOR): Ranked 11th on the team in tackles with 38 (20 solos)…had nine tackles for losses, four quarterback sacks (30 yards), 22 quarterback hurries, two deflected passes and a fumble recovery for a touchdown…made two tackles in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State…had two tackles against Virginia Tech…had four tackles, including one for a seven-yard loss, and four quarterback hurries at Syracuse…had four tackles and a quarterback hurry against Pittsburgh…made one tackle against Tennessee…recorded a tackle for a loss and half a sack in the win over Rutgers…registered six tackles, including a sack for a 12-yard loss, and three tackles for losses in the win over West Virginia…made seven tackles, including one stop for a loss, in the win over Florida State…recorded a tackle for a loss, and returned a fumble recovery for 56 yards and a touchdown (the first of his career) against Connecticut…recorded three tackles (2 solo), including a sack for a ten yard loss against Boston College…had two tackles (one solo) against the Owls…registered five solo tackles, two for losses, and had one pass deflection in the victory at Florida…made two unassisted tackles in the season opener against Florida A&M…missed much of two-a-days because of an injury.

 

2001 (JUNIOR): Played in eight games (starting five) at defensive end…made 30 tackles (13 solos), including four quarterback sacks (28 yards) and four tackles for losses (29 yards)…also registered 16 quarterback hurries, four passes broken up, forced two fumbles, and recovered two fumbles…enrolled at Miami for the Spring 2001 semester and began practices with the Hurricanes in April…made an immediate impact as a pass rusher in the spring…clearly established himself as a player to watch…racked up multiple sacks in two of Miami’s three full-speed spring scrimmages…only a midseason knee injury that caused him to miss three games slowed down Williams in his debut season at Miami…returned in good form from a knee injury suffered against West Virginia…made four tackles in his Miami debut, a 33-7 win at Penn State in which he had a quarterback sack and two quarterback hurries…made five tackles and had four hurries in the shutout win over Rutgers…had a season-high seven tackles and five hurries along with two pass deflections in a 43-21 win at Pittsburgh…made five stops in the win over Troy State…was a terror in the win over Florida State, racking up four tackles, one for a loss of 14 yards, forcing a fumble that led to a Miami touchdown, and racking up three quarterback hurries and two pass deflections…had one tackle against West Virginia before leaving the game with an injury in the first quarter… returned a month later against Washington and tallied four tackles, including one quarterback sack…made one solo stop at Virginia Tech before suffering an ankle sprain…had four tackles (three unassisted), including one for a loss, in Miami’s 37-14 victory over Nebraska in the Rose Bowl for the national championship.

 

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Hinds CC (Raymond, Mississippi)…one of the most dominating defensive players of the junior college ranks this past fall…had 20 quarterback sacks with 93 tackles (56 solos) in 2000…earned Honorable Mention JC All-American…named the Region 23 Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2000…first-team All-State and All-Region in 2000…named Junior College Defensive Most Valuable Player for the state of Mississippi in 2000…led his team to an 11-1 record in 2000 and the Mississippi Junior College Championship…co-defensive MVP and first-team All-State as a freshman in 1999…also named JC All-Region in 1999… chose Miami over North Carolina, Nebraska, Tennessee and Michigan…coached by Gene Murphy.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Hillsborough…was Class 6A First-Team All-State in 1998 as a senior at Hillsborough High in Tampa… district MVP as a senior in 1998… Tampa Tribune Defensive Player of the Year for Hillsborough County in 1998…rated the top linebacker/defensive end prospect in Florida in 1998…an All-American by National Recruiting Advisor… member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100… member of the Blue Chip Illustrated National Top 100…rated among SuperPrep’s Top 24 in Florida…named to the All-Suncoast Team by the St. Petersburg Times…rated the no. 4 prospect in the Tampa Bay Area by the St. Petersburg Times…member of the Florida Times-Union Super 75…rated the no. 4 inside linebacker in Florida by the Florida Times-Union…a First-Team Class 6A All-State selection as a senior…played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star Game…earned numerous First-Team All-State, All-Area, All-District, All-County and All-Conference honors as a senior…dominated offenses in the Tampa area for two seasons…totaled 99 tackles, 6.5 quarterback sacks, caused five fumbles and recovered three fumbles as a senior…named Team Captain his senior year…also lettered in basketball…averaged double digits in scoring and rebounding (15.5 ppg and 11.2 rpg) in basketball as a senior…coached in football by Earl Garcia.

 

PERSONAL: Born 4/18/79…business management & organization major…attended the same high school as former UM star Maurice Crum…childhood friend of former Hurricane quarterback Kenny Kelly…originally signed with Miami in 1998, selecting UM over North Carolina, Michigan and Nebraska…son of Otis Williams.

ANDREW WILLIAMS’ CAREER BESTS

Total Tackles 7 (3 times – Most Recent: Florida State, 2002)
Solo 5 (vs. Washington, 2001)
Assists 4 (at Florida State, 2001; Florida State, 2002)

ANDREW WILLIAMS’ 2002 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

  TACKLES SACKS FUMBLE Pass
Opponent UT AT TT TFL-Yds No-Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH PBU
Florida A&M 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0
at Florida 4 0 4 1-3 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 1
at Temple 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2 0
Boston College 1 1 2 1-10 1-10 1 0-0 0-0 0 0
Connecticut 1 0 1 1-1 0-0 0 1-56 0-0 6 0
Florida State 3 4 7 1-1 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0
at West Virginia 3 3 6 3-14 1-12 1 0-0 0-0 1 0
at Rutgers 0 1 1 0.5-1 1-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 0
at Tennessee 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 6 0
Pittsburgh 1 3 4 0.5-2 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0
at Syracuse 3 1 4 1-7 1-7 0 0-0 0-0 4 1
Virginia Tech 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0
Ohio State 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0
Totals 20 18 38 9-39 4-30 3 1-56 0-0 22 2

ANDREW WILLIAMS’ CAREER STATISTICS

    TACKLES FUMBLES
Year G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU Int
2002 13-0 38 20 18 9-39 22 4-30 3 1-56 2 0-0
2001 8-5 30 13 17 4-29 16 4-28 2 2-5 4 0-0
Totals 21-5 68 33 35 13-68 38 8-58 5 3-61 6 0-0