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University of Miami Athletics

James Williams






215 lbs.




Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School

Plantation American Heritage







James Williams - Football - University of Miami Athletics


2021 (True Freshman): 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: A five-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 HS, 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.