Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Green Wave go two hours at Yulman Stadium with an eye on the upcoming 2015 season
Offense rolls up 337 yards while the defense posted 2.0 sacks among 8.0 tackles for loss with 2 interceptions
Green Wave defense forces three turnovers while tallying three sacks among eight tackles for loss
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has played in 20 games with one start on the defensive line…has totaled 28 tackles (10 solo, 18 assists) with 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack…opens fall camp as backup defensive end.
2015: Played in 11 games as a sophomore…totaled 18 tackles (6 solo, 12 assists) with 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack…set a career-best with eight tackles (2 solo, 6 assists) including two half sacks vs Tulsa (11/27)…had three tackles (1 solo, 2 assists) at Georgia Tech (9/12)…totaled two assisted stops vs UCF (10/3)…posted two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist) at SMU (11/21)…recorded one solo stop at Temple (10/10) and at Army (11/14)…notched one assisted stop vs UConn (11/7).
2014: Played in nine games with one start as a true freshman…totaled 10 tackles (4 solo, 6 assists)…tallied a season-best three tackles (2 solo, 1 assist) at Duke (9/20)…recorded a pair of assisted stops at Houston (11/8) and at East Carolina (11/22)…had an assisted tackle in a starting role at Tulsa (8/28)…added a solo stop vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/13) and vs Memphis (11/15).
High School: Four-year letterman at East St. John High for coaches Phil Banko and Larry Dauterive...rated a three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout.com while garnering two-star status from Rivals.com and 247Sports.com...listed as the No. 48 recruit in the state by ESPN...ranked the No. 84 strong-side defensive end nationally by 247Sports.com, the No. 131 defensive end in the country by ESPN and the No. 147 defensive end nationally by Scout.com...received a 78 rating from 247Sports.com and a 73 Scout Grade from ESPN...sits No. 29 in the Times-Picayune's Nifty 50...helped lead the Wildcats to a combined 29-17 overall record with playoff appearances each year and district titles as a sophomore and senior...claimed first-team all-state, all-metro and All-District 7-5A honors as a senior after posting 72 tackles, 30 tackles for loss and 19 sacks...selected to play in the 2013 LHSAA All-Star Game as a member of Team East.
Personal: Born Daren Detreal Williams on July 20, 1995, in New Orleans, La....son of John Morrison and Kelso Williams...has two brothers: Darrius and Jay; and two sisters: Kayla and Jayla...undecided on major...chose Tulane over Arkansas State, Kansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, South Florida, Southern Miss and UCF.
Williams' Career Defensive Statistics