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    Rubin Williams     
     
      Rubin Williams
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Valley Christian

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 155

Event:
100/200

WILLIAMS ABBREVIATED
High School
Valley Christian High
Coaches Scott Evans and Anita Bolton
Career Bests
17-time All-America
60 - 6.59
100 - 10.12/9.96w
200 - 20.36
400 - 47.60/44.7 (r)
UT indoor school record
200, 20.36, 2008
UT all-time top-10 list
60, 3rd, 6.59, 2008
100, 8th, 10.12, 2008
200, 4th, 20.36, 2008
4x100 relay (Pritchett, Wells, Stevenson, Williams) 3rd, 38.82, 2008
4x100 relay (Burton, Wade, Merritt, Williams) 4th, 38.83, 2005
4x100 relay (Pritchett, Wade, Merritt, Williams) 5th, 38.86, 2006
4x100 relay (Jones, Wells, Stevenson, Williams) 6th, 38.98, 2008
SEC Results-Indoor
2005-60 - 6.73 (4th)
200 - 20.81 (7th)
4x400 relay - 3:12.72 (9th)
2006-55 - 6.26 (1st)
200 - 21.04 (2nd)
4x400 relay - DQ
2007-60 - 6.65 (3rd)
200 - 20.52 (1st)
4x400 relay - 3:09.35 (6th)
2008-60 - 6.68 (4th)
200 - 20.68 (1st)
4x400 relay - 3:09.26 (3rd)
NCAA Results-Indoor
2005-60 prelims - DQ
200 - 20.78 (7th)
2006-60 - 6.69 (6th)
200 - 20.67 (5th)
2007-60 - 6.67 (6th)
200 - 20.63 (2nd)
2008-60 - 6.72 (7th)
200 - 20.36 (1st)
SEC Results-Outdoor
2005-100 - 10.39 (5th)
200 - 20.79 (6th)
4x100 relay - 39.58 (4th)
4x400 relay - 3:10.26 (6th)
2006-100 - 10.31 (4th)
200 - 20.62 (3rd)
4x100 relay - 39.48 (2nd)
4x400 relay - 3:11.79 (7th)
2007-100 - 10.38 (5th)
200 - 20.60 (1st)
4x100 relay - 38.91 (1st)
4x400 relay - 3:07.93 (6th)
2008-100 - 10.19 (4th)
200 - 20.41 (2nd)
4x100 relay - 38.82 (2nd)
4x400 relay - 3:06.51 (7th)
Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2005-100 - 10.40 (3rd)
200 - 20.56 (6th)
4x100 relay - 39.28 (3rd)
2006-100 - 10.34 (5th)
200 - 20.58 (2nd)
4x100 relay - 44.94 (8th)
2007-100 - 10.31 (5th)
200 - 20.71 (3rd)
4x100 relay - 45.49 (8th)
2008-100 - 10.12 (5th)
200 - 20.48 (4th)
4x100 relay - 38.98 (1st)
NCAA Results-Outdoor
2005-100 semia - 10.55 (15th-tie)
200 - Scratched (injury)
4x100 relay - 38.83 (3rd)
2006-100 semis - 10.43 (15th)
200 - 20.49 (3rd)
4x100 38.86 (2nd)
2007-100 10.39 (9th)
200 20.72 (2nd)
4x100 relay 38.86 (3rd)
2008-100 semis - 10.47 (9th)
200 - 20.96 (6th)
4x100 relay - 39.19 (5th)

Major-Journalism/electronic media.

2008 Outdoor-Ends his career as the most-decorated All-America in school history ... His 17 All-America honors rank ahead of Vol legends Justin Gatlin and Leonard Scott, who are tied for second with 12 ... Anchored Tennessee's fifth-place 4x100 relay team one day before finishing sixth in the 200 and two days after placing ninth in the 100 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 13) ... Became the first sprinter in school history to earn four outdoor All-America honors in the 200 ... Finished sixth in the 200 at the US Olympic Trials with his 20.61 clocking in the final (July 6) ... Also ran the 100 at the Olympic Trials, recording a time of 10.26 in the quarterfinal round (June 28) ... Ran the anchor leg on Tennessee's victorious 4x100 relay team at the NCAA Mideast Region Championships (May 31) ... The quartet's time of 38.98 ranks sixth in school history and gave the Vols their first regional title in the 4x100 relay ... Also ran to eighth on Tennessee's all-time performance list with his personal-best time of 10.12 in the 100 and finished fourth in the 200 with his 20.48 clocking at the regional ... Finished second in the 200 with his season-best 20.41 clocking and fourth in the 100 in 10.19 while also carrying the baton for Tennessee's second-place 4x100 relay and seventh-place 4x400 relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 18) ... The 4x100 quartet's time of 38.82 ranks as the third-fastest relay in school history ... Helped earn the sixth 4x200 Penn Relays wheel in school history, tied with TCU for the most ever in that event, by running the anchor leg on Tennessee's victorious quartet (April 26) ... Also anchored the Vols' 4x100 relay that finished second at the Penn Relays ... Opened his season with a 10.32 victory in the 100 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (March 22) ... Won his first two 200 races of his season, taking top honors in the Stanford Invitational (April 4) and the Sea Ray Relays (April 12) with identical 20.60 times ... Also won the 100 at the Sea Ray Relays with a wind-aided time of 9.96 one day before taking the baton for the third leg on Tennessee's third-place 4x400 relay team (April 11) ... Earned the Tony Wilson Award and SEC Track Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Sea Ray Relays ... Is just the fifth collegiate athlete to win the Tony Wilson Award twice after also claiming the honor in 2006 ... Anchored Tennessee's 4x100 relay teams to victories in the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 29) and the Sea Ray Relays (April 12) ... Finished second in the 100, first among collegians, with his 10.45 time at the Stanford Invitational (April 5).

2008 Indoor-Named South Region Track Athlete of the Year by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the second consecutive season ... Finished the season undefeated in the 200 against collegiate competition ... Won the first individual national title of his career and broke Justin Gatlin's school record in the indoor 200 with his 20.36 clocking at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 14) ... Time lowered Gatlin's previous record of 20.42 from 2002 and made Williams just the 14th sprinter ever to clock 20.36 or faster indoors ... One day after his national title, finished seventh in the 60 with his 6.72 time ... Successfully defended his conference title with his 20.68 time in the 200 at the SEC Indoor Championships (March 2) ... Became the first SEC athlete to win three consecutive conference titles in the 200 since Gatlin won the outdoor title in 2001 and swept the indoor and outdoor crowns in 2002 ... Also recorded a time of 6.68 to finish fourth in the 60 and ran the third leg on Tennessee's third-place 4x400 relay team at the conference championship meet ... Broke the Penn State National Invitational record with his 6.65 time in the 60 (Jan. 25) ... Also won the invitational section of the 200 and took the baton for the third leg on Tennessee's 4x400 relay team that finished second in the invitational section at the Penn State National Invitational (Jan. 26) ... Broke the meet record in the 200 at the New Balance Invitational with his 20.66 clocking one day after finishing fifth in the 60 with his 6.69 time (Feb. 9) ... Was named National Male Performer of the Week by Trackshark.com following both of his meet-record runs and was named SEC co-Track Runner of the Week following the New Balance Invitational ... Finished third as the only collegian in the invitational section of the 200 at the Tyson Invitational with his 20.84 clocking (Feb. 15) ... Finished third in 48.79 in his only 400 of the season at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 1).

2007 Outdoor-Finished the season ranked ninth in America, collegiate or professional, in the 200 by Track and Field News ... Won Most Valuable Track Athlete and the Ed Murphey Award at the team banquet ... Earned a pair of bronze medals at the Pan American Games ... Finished third in the 200 with a time of 20.57 (July 27) ... Also took the baton for the third leg on Team USA's third-place 4x100 relay (July 28) ... Moved to fifth on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the 200 with his time of 20.40 while finishing fifth in the event at the USA Outdoor Championships (June 24) ... Along with teammate Evander Wells, was one of only two collegiate runners to make the semifinals of the 200 ... Returned from the NCAA Outdoor Championships in his home state with three more All-America certificates ... Finished second, behind collegiate record-holder Walter Dix, in the 200 with a time of 20.72 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 9) ... Also anchored Tennessee's third-place 4x100 relay and finished ninth, sixth among Americans, in the 100 at the national championship meet (June 8) ... The Vols' 4x100 relay time of 38.86 tied the 2006 relay, also anchored by Williams, for fourth on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the event ... Has anchored three of the top-five 4x100 relay efforts in school history ... Anchored Tennessee's 4x100 relay that broke the Audrey J. Walton Stadium record with a time of 39.51 during the preliminaries at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Columbia, Mo. (May 25) ... Took third with a time of 20.71 in the 200 and placed fifth in 10.31 in the 100 at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 26) ... Defended his indoor conference crown in the 200 as he crossed the finish line first in 20.60, becoming the first sprinter to win the SEC 200 title indoors and outdoors in the same year since Tyson Gay in 2004, and anchored Tennessee's victorious 4x100 relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 13) ... Also at the conference championship meet, finished fifth in the 100 with a time of 10.38 and anchored the Vols' sixth-place 4x400 relay ... Won his only 200 competition during the regular season, taking top honors at the Smoky Mountain Twilight in 21.07 and took runner-up honors in the 100 with a time of 10.55 (May 1) ... Anchored Tennessee's 4x400 relay that recorded the fastest preliminary time at the Penn Relays but did not compete in the finals (April 27) ... Also anchored UT's sprint medley relay that took sixth in the Championship of America section ... Ran the final leg on Tennessee's victorious 4x100 relay at the Alabama Relays (March 25) ... Finished sixth in the 100 and anchored the Vols' third-place 4x100 relay at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 31).

2007 Indoor-Named South Region Track Athlete of the Year by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association ... Earned All-America honors as he finished second, behind collegiate record-holder Walter Dix, in the 200 with a time of 20.63 at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 9) ... Also ran to All-America acclaim in the 60 with his sixth-place, 6.67 finish (March 10) ... Recorded his personal-best clocking, that ranks fourth on Tennessee's all-time performance list in the event, of 6.64 during the preliminaries of the 60 at the national championship meet (March 9) ... Ran to victory in the 200 with a season-best clocking of 20.52 at the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25) ... Also finished third in a then-personal-best time of 6.65 in the 60 and ran the anchor leg on Tennessee's sixth-place 4x400 relay ... Won the 200 in 21.10 and anchored Tennessee's 4x400 relay to a third place finish at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 17) ... Finished second in the preliminaries of the 200 at the New Balance Invitational but did not compete in the finals (Feb. 2) ... Crossed the finish line in 6.74 to take third in the 60 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 3) ... Finished third in the 55 with a time of 6.35 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Jan. 12).

2006 Outdoor-Won the Ironman Award, along with Chris Helwick, at the team's banquet ... Shared the Tony Wilson Award for most outstanding track performance at the Sea Ray Relays with teammate Aries Merritt ... Won the invitational section of the 200 in 20.56, anchored the Vols' 4x100 relay team to victory in 39.70 and finished second in the 100 invitational section with a wind-aided time of 10.21w at the Sea Ray Relays (April 15) ... Anchored Tennessee's 4x100 relay team to a second-place finish at the NCAA outdoor championships (June 9) ... The relay team's time of 38.86 placed fourth in Tennessee history and Williams has now anchored two of the top-four relay squads in the history of UT's track program ... Qualified for the USA Outdoor Championships in the 100 and the 200 ... Finished eighth in the 200 with a time of 20.57 in the finals at the USA Outdoor Championships (June 25) ... Earlier that day, ran his personal-best time of 20.47 during the semifinal round ... Stopped the clock at 10.35 to place 18th in the first round of the 100 at the USA outdoor championships (June 23) ... Ran his personal-best time of 10.27 during the preliminary round of the 100 in front of the home crowd at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 26) ... Finished fifth in the finals of the 100 in 10.34 and second in the 200 with a time of 20.58 at the NCAA Mideast Regional to advance to the NCAA championships in both events ... Anchored UT's 4x100 relay team to victories at the Disney World Invitational (40.44) and the Yellow Jacket Invitational (40.12) ... Anchored the Vols' 4x100 relay team to a second-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 14) ... Also, finished third in the 200 (20.62), fourth in the 100 (10.31), and ran the anchor leg on Tennessee's seventh-place 4x400 relay team on the final day of the conference championship meet ... Finished third in 20.49 (a personal best clocking at the time) in the 200 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 10) ... Recorded a time of 10.43 and placed 15th in the semifinals of the 100 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 8) ... Anchored the 4x100 relay team to a second-place finish in the championship section at the Penn Relays and ran the first leg on UT's sprint medley relay team that finished third in the championship section (April 28 and 29) ... Crossed the finish line in 10.51 to place third in the 100 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (April 1) ... Finished seventh in his only 400 of the season, a 48.10 effort at the Disney World Invitational (March 24).

2006 Indoor-Won his first individual conference title with a 6.68 clocking to better the field in the 55 at the SEC Indoor Championships in Gainesville, Fla. (Feb. 26) ... Finished second with a time of 21.04 in the 200 at the conference championships ... Also won the 55 in a season-best time of 6.24 at the Gator Invitational (Jan. 21) ... Finished with the fastest time in both the preliminary round (6.76) and semifinal round (6.68) before electing not to run in the finals of the 60 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Feb. 17) ... Won his first three 200 races of the season, taking top honors at the Kentucky Invitational (21.00) Jan. 14, Gator Invitational (21.09) Jan. 21 and the New Balance Invitational (20.93) Feb. 4 ... Finished second in the 60 with a time of 6.76 at the Kentucky Invitational (Jan. 14) ... Contested the 400 only once, finishing 16th in the preliminaries with a time of 48.20 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 3) ... Completed the 60 in 6.69 to place sixth at the NCAA indoor championships (March 11) ... Ran his seasonbest time in the preliminaries of the 60 at the NCAA championships, clocking 6.67 and qualifying sixth for the finals ... Stopped the clock at an indoor-season-best time of 20.67 to place fifth in the 200 at the NCAA Indoor Championships and earn his fifth All-America certificate (March 10).

2005 Outdoor-Won Most Valuable Freshman (Track) Award and Ironman Award at team banquet ... Wrapped up a promising rookie campaign as the Vols' 2005 leader in the 55 (indoor), 100 and 200 ... Secured two outdoor All- America honors in the 200 and 4x100 relay ... Assigned to the anchor leg, Williams brought the Vols' 4x100 relay team home to take third place in a season-best 38.83, the third-best time in school history, at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished ninth in the 200 semifinals with a time of 20.56 but was injured and could not race in the final ... Was granted an All-America certificate in the 200 even though he did not contest the final ... Finished third in the 100 (10.40), sixth in the 200 (20.56) and third in the 4x100 relay (39.28) at the NCAA Mideast Regionals to write his ticket to the NCAA championships ... Clocked his lifetime-best 200 time of 20.52 to rank third in the prelims at the USA outdoor championships (June 25), the sixth-best time ever by a Volunteer ... Finished 13th in the 200 semifinal at the USA meet with a 20.80 time ... Contested four events at the SEC outdoor championships ... Finished fifth in the 100 (10.39), sixth in the 200 (20.79), fourth in the 4x100 relay (39.58) and sixth in the season-best 4x400 relay (3:10.26) at the SEC outdoors ... Ran his season-best 100 time of 10.36 to take third at the Gatorade Classic (April 9) ... Also ran the anchor leg on Tennessee's victorious 4x100 relay (39.29) and took the third leg on the Vols' runner-up 4x400 relay (3:10.55) at the Gatorade Classic ... At the Sea Ray Relays, took fifth in the invitational 100 (10.41), fourth in the invitational 200 (20.95), first in the 4x100 relay (39.54) and first in the 4x200 relay (1:21.75) ... Proved his value on a variety of relays, running on the season-best efforts for the Vols in the 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay and sprint medley relay ... Played a role in a pair of third-place finishes in the 4x100 relay (39.88) and sprint medley relay (3:17.07) at the Penn Relays ... Almost exclusively running the anchor leg, led the Vols to three wins and all top-four finishes in each of the seven 4x100 relays he contested.

2005 Indoor-Won the 55 with a lifetime-best time of 6.28 at the Tennessee All-Comers (Jan. 7) ... Notched his career-best 60 time of 6.69 in a golden effort at the Penn State National Meet (Jan. 28), the seventh-best time ever by a Volunteer ... Topped off an eventful Penn State National Meet by also winning the 200 in 21.20 and taking second in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:13.65, earning SEC Runner of the Week acclaim in the process ... Claimed his first All-America honor in the 200 after finishing seventh in 20.78 at the NCAA indoor championships ... Posted season-best 200 time in the NCAA indoor prelims, running a 20.75 to rank sixth ... Also qualified for the NCAAs in the 60 but was disqualified after a false start in the prelims ... Highlighted busy SEC indoor championships meet with a fourth-place, 6.73 in the 60, seventh-place, 20.81 in the 200 and ninth-place, 3:12.72 in the 4x400 relay ... Assigned three-event workload at the New Balance Invitational in New York, winning the 60 in 6.73, taking bronze in the 200 in 21.08 and eighth in the 4x400 relay in 3:12.52 ... Won the 200 in 21.03 and took second in the 60 with a time of 6.78 at the Kentucky Invitational.

High school-Tennessee's most heralded sprint signee ... Tabbed an immediate impact signee by Tennessee coaching staff ... Four-time high school All-America honoree ... Finished fourth in the 200 courtesy of a 20.90 timing at the 2002 world junior championships in Kingston, Jamaica ... Nabbed second in the 200 (21.61) and sixth in the 100 (10.53) at the 2002 USA junior championships ... Swept the sprints at the 2002 Simplot Games, the nation's largest high school indoor meet, with a 6.72 time to best the 112-runner field in the 60 and a 20.92 time to top the field of 96 in the 200 ... Finished second in his senior year in both the 100 (10.72) and 200 (20.92) at the 2002 California state high school championships ... Finished 2002 with the nation's fifth-best high school 200 time (20.84) and ninth-best high school 100 time (10.42) ... San Jose, Calif., native attended Oak Grove High as a freshman in 1999 before transferring to Valley Christian High for the remainder of high school career ... Graduated from high school in 2002 but spent the next two years training and competing unattached in open competition ... Finished 11th in the 200 with a 21.45 time at the 2003 USA indoor championships, in a field featuring top collegians and professionals ... Took 13th in the 200 with a 20.87 time against a field of professionals at the 2003 USA outdoor championships ... Won the 60 with a 6.73 time at the 2004 United Heritage Classic ... Notched a pair of third-place finishes at the 2004 Modesto Relays in the 100 (10.26) and 200 (20.83), behind 200 winner and former Vol Leonard Scott ... Finished seventh in the 100 with a time of 10.42 at the 2004 Payton Jordan U.S. Open against heavy hitters Maurice Greene, former Vol Justin Gatlin, John Capel and Scott.

Personal-Full name is Rubin Jamal Williams ... Born July 9, 1983 in San Jose ... Mother is Blynthia Williams ... Younger brother, Anthony, was a four year letterman in basketball at Grambling State University ... Also has a younger brother, John.

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