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      Gerald Williams
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.

High School:
Boyd Anderson

Last College:
City College of San Francisco

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 245

Position:
DE

Career Statistics
DEFENSE
Tackles Sacks / TFL / Int/ High
Season G Solo Asst Total Yards Yards FF FR P Def Yds Tackles
2010 13 28 17 45 5.5/45 8.5/50 1 1/0 1 1/44 8-Van
2009 13 9 6 15 -- 0.5/3 -- 1/0 3 -- 4-Aub
2008 10 8 4 12 -- 0.5/2 -- -- 1 -- 5-SC
Totals 36 45 27 72 5.5/45 9.5/55 1 2/0 5 1/44 8-Van

2010

Games/Starts: 13/8 • Claimed team lead in sacks with 5½ after registering two in Music City Bowl • Second on team in tackles for loss with 8½ and tied for second among defensive lineman with a career-high 45 tackles • Four quarterback hurries tied for fifth on team • Made eight starts at defensive end among his 13 games played • Earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance at Vanderbilt • Totaled career-high eight tackles, including a pair of TFLs and one sack, while notching UT's first blocked field goal since 2007 • Sack came on third-and-3 of Commodores' first drive to force punt • Also added one quarterback hurry • Forced first career fumble in second quarter versus Kentucky and added four tackles against Wildcats • Recovered first fumble of season against Mississippi, while his lone tackle resulted in loss • Registered first career sack to knock Oregon back 10 yards in seven-tackle effort • Tallied UT's lone sack versus Florida, resulting in loss of eight yards • Added assist on TFL • Earned first start in 2010 versus UAB and collected five tackles and one QB hurry • Teamed with Herman Lathers to force sack on LSU's final drive of game in three-stop performance • Lone pass breakup of season at South Carolina forced Gamecocks into third-and-goal, leading to interception • Also posted three tackles and one QB hurry, same stat line he contributed versus Alabama.

2009

  • Games/Starts: 13/2
  • Played to his strengths this season and finished with 4½ big plays among 15 total tackles
  • Was key defensive end reserve when not in starting lineup
  • Started season's first two games against Western Kentucky and UCLA

  • Recovered fumble versus UCLA to stop Bruins drive
  • Added season-high four tackles against Auburn
  • Also had three tipped passes at line scrimmage, including two against Georgia

2008

  • Games/Starts: 10/0
  • Became steady performer for Vols as season progressed
  • Finished with 12 tackles, including five at South Carolina

  • Also had multiple stops against Auburn and Alabama
  • Added one pass deflection against Northern Illinois and shared tackle for loss against Gamecocks

Junior College

  • Finished 2007 with 146 tackles and six forced fumbles for City College of San Francisco
  • Led CCSF to school's fifth junior college national championship, as named by J.C. Grid-Wire
  • Defeated Sierra 24-10 in Hawaiian Punch Bowl to claim Northern California championship
  • Then rallied past Mount San Antonio 31-28 for California Community College title
  • CCSF finished 12-1 in 2007

  • In 2006 at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, had 96 tackles and two forced fumbles
  • Coach at City College of San Francisco - George Rush.

High School

  • Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution's 2004 Super Southern 100 team
  • Named 2004 first-team All-Broward County Defense by Miami Herald
  • As high school senior in 2004, totaled 115 tackles with 15 tackles-for-loss, nine sacks and three interceptions
  • Finished with 132 tackles, six sacks and four interceptions as a junior, 105 tackles and two interceptions as a sophomore, and 98 tackles and two interceptions his freshman year
  • Had 23 tackles, a 25-yard interception return for TD and two sacks against Dillard HS
  • Against Miramar HS, had 20 tackles and 89-yard interception return for touchdown

  • Four-year high school starter at linebacker
  • Also played basketball, averaging 14 points and 12 rebounds per game senior year
  • Originally signed with Tennessee in 2005
  • Coach at Boyd Anderson High School - Spence McCray
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