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Chris Williams
Chris Williams

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
Carver

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
11/24/1981

Experience:
1L


2002 (through regular season): Extremely productive back-up defensive end who posted several big plays considering his number of plays was limited to less than 20 per game. Saw action in seven games as a backup defensive end, recording 11 tackles (seven solo) and two quarterback sacks. Picked up a fumble against Navy (10/26) and returned it 35 yards for his first career touchdown. Registered a career-high three tackles (two solo) at TCU (11/9). Credited with sacks vs. UL-Monroe (10/5) and Army (11/16), with both of those sacks resulting in fumbles by opposing quarterbacks.

2001: Did not play in the season-opener, but played in the final 11 games of the year. Recorded three tackles (all solo) while playing the bulk of his time on special teams.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the All-Louisiana team in 1999 and 2000. Selected MVP of his district following his senior season. A three-time all-district choice (1998, '99, 2000). Also named Defensive MVP of his Carver High team all three years. In his career, made 313 tackles, forced 22 fumbles and collected 21 quarterback sacks. As a senior, registered 96 tackles and 13 sacks, and forced six fumbles. In his junior season, compiled 81 tackles and four sacks. Intercepted a pass and scored a touchdown that season. Credited with 90 tackles, three sacks and eight fumbles forced his sophomore season. Four-year starter at middle linebacker for Coach Jack Phillips. Also played offensive tackle. Ran the 40 in 4.5 seconds. Carver advanced to the playoffs in each of his last three years and went to the third round in 1999.

PERSONAL: Chris Frank Williams. Born November 24, 1981 in New Orleans. The son of Joan Williams. Majoring in sociology.