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#72 Matt Williams
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 305
Year: Senior
Hometown: Liverpool, England
High School: Proctor Academy
Other College: North Dakota State College
Experience: 1 Letter

CAL CAREER: Has switched to his current uniform No. 72 after being No. 74 for the first season of his Cal career in 2011.

2013: Listed as the No. 2 player at left tackle on the preseason depth chart.

2012: Played in one game off the bench vs. Southern Utah in his first action at Cal.

2011: Redshirted … did not play … listed as the No. 48 incoming junior college player prior to the season according to Phil Steele … a mid-year enrollee for the spring semester who participated with the team during its spring practices.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE: Listed as the nation's No. 13 junior college prospect overall by Rivals, while SuperPrep had him as the country's No. 37 JC player ... a four-star recruit according to Rivals, while he picked up three stars from Scout ... a two-year starter on the offensive line as a freshman and sophomore in 2009 and 2010, earning second-team All-Midwest Football Conference honors during his sophomore campaign.

PROCTOR ACADEMY (ANDOVER, N.H.): Played wide receiver/cornerback in his first football campaign ever as a 195-pound junior in 2007 before he was converted to a tight end/defensive end ... earned an All-Evergreen League selection as a tight end to help lead his prep squad to a New England Championship Game victory in his 2008 senior campaign ... did not play any offensive line in high school ... also played basketball and soccer, serving as team captain of the hoops squad as a 2008-09 senior and leading the soccer team in goals scored during his 2006 sophomore campaign.

OTHER: Full name is Matthew Robert George Williams … born May 8, 1989 … parents are Bernie Williams and Sarah Quigley … originally from Liverpool, England, and played rugby in his home country before coming to the United States at the age of 15 … also played basketball in England for the country’s under-16 team and participated in soccer for 13 years … Cal’s only current player to have been born outside the United States and one of two along with fellow offensive lineman Alejandro Crosthwaite to have spent significant time living outside the United States, with Crosthwaite having lived in Mexico … major is social welfare. 

LAST UPDATED: July 16, 2013

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