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      Dan Williams
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis

High School:
Memphis East

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 327

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
06/01/1987

Major:
Legal Studies

TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Contributed one of the highlight plays for 2007 when he blocked Kentucky's 34-yard field goal attempt in the second overtime, extending the game UT won 52-50 in four overtimes to advance to the SEC Championship Game.

HONORS

  • 2009 All-SEC Associated Press and Coaches (2nd)

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 45/32

2009 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Third on team and leader among defensive linemen with 70 tackles ... Led team with 9 tackles for loss, accounting for minus-31 yards ... Also tops on squad with nine quarterback hurries ... Had eight stops, four of them solo, against UCLA to reach career 100-tackle plateau ... Collected seven tackles against Auburn ... Tied for third on team with six tackles at Alabama ... Four solo tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery against South Carolina ... Posted career-best and team-leading nine tackles at Ole Miss ... Also had two tackles for loss in that contest ... Combined for nine tackles in last two regular season games against Vanderbilt and Kentucky ... Tied career high in final collegiate game, securing nine tackles in Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech ... Participated in Senior Bowl.

2008 - Games/Starts: 12/9 ... Paced defensive tackles in 2008 with 48 total tackles ... Second on team with nine quarterback pressures and tied for third with 8½ tackles for loss, resulting in minus-19 yards ... Career high eight tackles at Auburn ... Added six tackles at Georgia and five at Vanderbilt ... Two TFLs at both Auburn and Vanderbilt, and had 1½ stops behind line at UCLA ... Eric Berry and he were only Vols with at least three tackles in every game last season.

2007 - Games/Starts: 14/10 ... Started nine games overall and six of final seven ... Finished with one tackle and was credited with shared TFL at California ... In first career start, recorded career-high six tackles against Southern Mississippi ... Had three tackles against Arkansas State ... Had five tackles at Mississippi State ... Had four tackles, including team-high three TFLs, against South Carolina ... Finished with five tackles, including sack, against Arkansas ... Tied career-high with six tackles, including TFL, against Vanderbilt ... One tackle along with huge FG block at Kentucky ... Had one of three UT sacks in Outback Bowl against Wisconsin.

2006 - Games/Starts: 6/0 ... Appeared in six games, including the final three contests against Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Penn State ... Also appeared against California, Marshall and Memphis ... Had one sack against Marshall.

2005 - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL - All-State by Associated Press and Tennessee sportswriters in 2004 ... Honorable mention All-Southern by Orlando Sentinel ... All-Metro and member of Elite team by Memphis Commercial Appeal in 2003 as well as All-Region and most valuable defensive lineman ... As senior, totals included 132 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and two recoveries ... Had season-best 12 tackles vs. Memphis University School ... As junior in 2003, totaled 85 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles and four recoveries ... Finished sophomore year with 75 tackles, 10 for lost yardage and two sacks ... Helped team to playoffs in 2003 and 2004.

COACH AT EAST HIGH SCHOOL - Wayne Randall.

BORN - June 1, 1987.

DAN WILLIAMS CAREER STATISTICS
DEFENSE SACKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH
YEARG UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE
2006 6 1 1 2 1/1 1/1 0 0 0 0/0 1-2x
2007 14 19 21 40 2/18 6.5/31 0 0 0 0/0 6-2x
2008 12 23 25 48 1.5/7 8.5/19 0 0 1 0/0 8-Aub
2009 13 36 34 70 2.5/21 9/31 0 1 0 0/0 9-2x

Totals 45 79 81 160 7/47 25/82 0 1 1 0/0 9-2x
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