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Avantae Williams

position

Safety

Height

6-0

Weight

198 lbs.

Class

Third-Year Sophomore

Hometown

DeLand, Fla.

High School

DeLand

Avantae Williams - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2021 (True Freshman*): Saw action in six games and made one start in debut collegiate season…Totaled 18 tackles (15 solo) with one interception…Made career debut in win over NC State (Oct. 23)…Saw time in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Had four solo tackles and first interception of career on acrobatic pick in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Returned pick versus Yellow Jackets 32 yards…Posted career-best seven tackles (all solo) at Florida State (Nov. 13)…Finished with two total tackles (one solo) in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20)…Tallied five stops (three solo) in win over Duke (Nov. 27) in regular season finale.

2020 (True Freshman): Did not see any game action.

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated No. 1 safety in 2020 class by Rivals and No. 40 overall recruit in country…Ranked No. 51 on ESPN300 and No. 1 safety by ESPN…Earned No. 44 national recruit, No. 2 safety and No. 7 player in state of Florida rankings from 247Sports Composite…Rated No. 5 player in state of Florida by Rivals and No. 9 player in Florida by ESPN…Earned all-area distinction from Daytona Beach News-Journal during senior year despite missing time due to injury…Finished final year with 40 tackles, three forced fumbles and two interceptions…Earned Sports Illustrated All-American recognition after final season…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State and Oregon, among others.