| Aaron Williams
Round Rock, Texas
|Height / Weight:|
6-1 / 195
· Career statistics
Three-year defensive back who appeared in 37 games, including 23 starts in his last 26 games, at cornerback and on special teams ... declared for the NFL Draft as a junior ... 2010 Nagurski Trophy and Thorpe Award watch lists ... second-team All-Big 12 in 2010 ... posted 106 tackles (64 solo), three sacks, 12 TFL, three pressures, four INTs, 24 PBU, six forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five blocked punts (No. 2 on UT's all-time list) for his career ... also had 11 punt returns for 86 yards (7.8 ypr) for his career ... started nine of the 11 games in which he played in 2010 ... led the team with 13 PBU, to go along with 46 tackles, one sack, five TFL, three forced fumbles and one blocked punt ... started 13 games at cornerback in 2009, missing the UCF game with an injury ... compiled 44 tackles (25 solo), two sacks, six TFL, three pressures, three INTs, eight PBU and two forced fumbles ... appeared in all 13 games, starting one, at cornerback and on special teams as a true freshman in 2008 ... recorded 16 tackles, three PBU, a pressure, a TFL, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble, four blocked punts (T-No. 1 on UT's single-season list) and returned an INT 81 yards for a TD ... tied for second on the team with nine special-teams tackles ... a prep All-American and all-state selection who saw action on both sides of the ball ... named a Parade All-American ... also tabbed second-team All-USA by USA Today and a second-team EA Sports All-American ... blocked 12 kicks as prepster ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2010) ... drafted with the second pick in the second round (34th overall) by the Buffalo Bills in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Played in 11 games on defense and special teams with nine starts, including time at both nickelback and cornerback ... named to Nagurski Trophy and Thorpe Award watch lists ... named second-team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches, the Associated Press and the San Antonio Express-News ... led the team with 13 PBU, to go along with 46 tackles (30 solo), one sack, five TFL, three forced fumbles and one blocked punt ... his three forced fumbles were also second on the team and tied for third in the Big 12 ... returned 11 punts for 86 yards (7.8 ypr) on special teams ... logged three tackles (two solo) and broke up two passes on defense and returned two punts for 25 yards at Rice ... racked up five tackles and returned two punts for 31 yards versus Wyoming ... registered three tackles (three solo), one TFL and three PBU at Texas Tech ... caused two fumbles, logged three tackles (all TFL) and one sack versus UCLA and was honored as the National Defensive Back of the Week by the CFPA ... recorded six tackles (four solo) and added two PBU against No. 8 Oklahoma ... logged eight tackles (four solo), one TFL and one forced fumble and returned one punt for 17 yards at No. 5/4 Nebraska ... registered two tackles (one solo) versus Iowa State ... tallied one tackle and one PBU against No. 25/24 Baylor ... recorded five tackles (five solo) versus No. 12/11 Oklahoma State ... notched four tackles, three PBU and a blocked punt against Florida Atlantic ... posted six tackles and two PBU against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
Started 13 games at cornerback ... missed UCF game due to a leg injury ... helped UT rank 12th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), third in total defense (251.9 ypg), first in rushing defense (72.4 ypg), 10th in pass efficiency defense (100.5 rating) and 19th in pass defense (179.6 ypg) ... UT also ranked first nationally in INTs (25) and tied for first in forced turnovers (37) ... compiled 44 tackles (25 solo), two sacks, six TFL, three pressures, three INTs, eight PBU and two forced fumbles ... recorded 11 tackles, two INTs, three PBU and a sack in UT's four games versus Top 25 opponents ... posted two tackles against ULM ... registered four tackles, a TFL, a forced fumble and a PBU at Wyoming ... registered nine tackles, two TFL, a PBU and a forced fumble against Texas Tech ... tallied four tackles against UTEP ... notched three tackles and a pressure versus Colorado ... posted three tackles, a sack, a pressure and an INT against No. 20 Oklahoma ... registered five tackles, a TFL and a PBU at Missouri ... posted a PBU at Oklahoma State ... registered an INT and two PBU at Baylor ... notched three tackles, a sack and a pressure versus Kansas ... logged three tackles at Texas A&M ... posted five tackles and an INT in the Big 12 Championship game versus No. 21 Nebraska ... added three tackles and two PBU in the BCS Championship game against No. 1 Alabama.
Appeared in all 13 games, starting one, at cornerback and on special teams ... helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) ... recorded 16 tackles, three PBU, a TFL, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble, four blocked punts (T-No. 1 on UT's single season list) and returned an INT 81 yards for a TD ... tied for second on the team with nine special-teams tackles ... posted a tackle and blocked two punts at UTEP ... notched a tackle and his first career INT that was returned 81 yards for a TD against Arkansas ... the 81-yard return is the seventh-longest INT return in UT history ... recorded two tackles and his first career forced fumble at Colorado ... tallied three tackles and a PBU against No. 1 Oklahoma ... posted three tackles, a TFL, two PBU and a fumble recovery at No. 6 Texas Tech ... also blocked a punt against the Red Raiders ... posted a tackle and a blocked punt versus Texas A&M.
Coached by Robert Wilcox at McNeil H.S. ... a prep All-American, all-state, all-district and all-CenTex selection who saw action on both sides of the ball ... named a Parade All-American ... also tabbed second-team All-USA by USA Today and a second-team EA Sports All-American ... played in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... ranked as the nation's top defensive back by Rivals and was a member of the Rivals' top 100 national prospects ... tabbed the state's top-ranked cornerback by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... a first-team member of Dave Campbell's Super Team ... versatile two-year letterman and starter who saw action at DB, WR and QB ... tallied 277 tackles, five INTs, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles, 12 blocked kicks, over 600 all-purpose yards and 14 TDs in his final two years as a prepster ... named first-team 5A all-state by The Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... also earned 14-5A all-district and All-CenTex honors that year ... posted 141 tackles, 10 sacks, three INTs and two blocked kicks ... rushed 34 times for 257 yards (7.6 ypc) and 14 TDs ... also made eight receptions for 99 yards (12.4 ypc) and completed two passes for 37 yards ... returned six kickoffs for 218 yards (36.3 ypr) and a TD ... tabbed first-team all-district and second-team all-CenTex as a junior ... recorded 136 tackles, five TFL, two INTs, two fumble recoveries and 10 blocked kicks ... also a two-year letterman in baseball and track and field.
Born in San Jose, Calif. ... moved to Round Rock shortly thereafter ...majoring in youth and community studies ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2010) ... active in community service ... visited with kids from Dell Children's Medical Center on a visit to UT's football facilities ... has participated in mission trips and has coached little league ... started playing football when he was eight ... father, Anthony, played linebacker at San Francisco State ... uncle, Ken Taylor, played defensive back at Oregon State (1981-84) and for the Chicago Bears when they won the Super Bowl XX following the 1985 season ... uncle, Eric Townsend, ran track at North Carolina State (1979-82) ... enjoys hunting and fishing.
THE A. WILLIAMS FILE
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music and look at football highlights
Favorite TV channel: ESPN
Favorite TV show: Family Guy and all sports
I can't believe I watch: Friends
Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite actor: Will Smith
Favorite actress: Jessica Biel
Sports hero: Michael Huff
Favorite video game: NCAA '11
Favorite music group/singer: Earth, Wind and Fire; Usher
Favorite song: O Let's Do It by Waka Flocka Flame
Nobody knows I: Like to fish and hunt
I came to Texas because: The great family atmosphere and academics