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University of Miami Athletics

Chantz Williams


Defensive Line




255 lbs.


Fourth-Year Junior


Jacksonville, Fla.

High School








Chantz Williams - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2023 (Fourth-Year Junior): Saw action in all 12 games on defensive line…Finished with eight tackles and one-half tackle for loss…Had one solo tackle in season opener against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1)…Saw time in win over No. 23 Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Finished with two tackles in win over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Had one tackle at Temple (Sept. 23)…Finished with one solo tally apiece in back-to-back overtime wins over Clemson (Oct. 21) and Virginia (Oct. 28)…Finished with two tackles against Louisville (Nov. 18).

2022 (Third-Year Sophomore): Saw action in all 12 games…Finished with 13 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery…Played in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3), finishing with one tackle…Totaled two tackles, including one solo and one fumble recovery, against Southern Miss (Sept. 10)…Added one tackle at Texas A&M (Sept. 17)…Had four tackles, including one solo, against MTSU (Sept. 24)…Had a solo tackle against Duke (Oct. 22)…Posted two tackles, including one solo a tackle for a loss of two yards, in win at Georgia Tech (Nov. 12)…Posted one tackle at Clemson (Nov. 19)…Had a solo tackle against Pittsburgh (Nov. 26).

2021 (Second-Year Freshman): Saw action in 12 games in first season as regular contributor…Had 17 total tackles (nine solo) and finished with 2.5 sacks in second year…Credited with two pass breakups and two quarterback hurries…Credited with three tackles and one forced fumble on seven-yard sack in season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4)…Sack versus Crimson Tide was first of career…Posted one stop against Appalachian State (Sept. 11)…Lone tackle against Michigan State (Sept. 18) was 9-yard sack…Had three total tackles and credited with half-sack against Virginia (Sept. 30)…Had two tackles against North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Saw action in back-to-back road wins over NC State (Oct. 23) and Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Had two tackles in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Tallied a pair of stops at Florida State (Nov. 13)…Played in wins over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20) and Duke (Nov. 27) to end regular season, finishing with two stops against Hokies and one versus Blue Devils.

2020 (True Freshman)*: Saw action in three games in first regular season…Finished with two tackles…Made career debut in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Played in road shutout of Duke (Dec. 5)…Had one tackle in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12).

High School: A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 4 weak-side defensive end nationally and No. 12 player in Florida by 247Sports…Listed the No. 73 player nationally in the 247Sports Top 247…Rated the No. 7 player at his position nationally and No. 11 player in Florida by ESPN…Ranked No. 57 in the ESPN 300…Listed as the seventh-best weak-side defensive end nationally and No. 24 player in Florida by Rivals…Ranked No. 144 in the Rivals Top 250…Selected to participate in 2020 Under Armour All-America Game…Participated in The Opening in the summer of 2019…Totaled 129 tackles, 22 sacks, 25 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and eight pass breakups in high school career…Earned all-state, all-district and all-county honors…High school teammate of fellow #Category20 signee Jalen Rivers…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, South Carolina, USF, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech, among others.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic