2008: A senior stalwart at linebacker where he earned 36 starts ... named Cal's Most Improved Player ... returned an interception 50 yards to the Oregon 3 just before halftime to set up a Cal touchdown vs. the Ducks ... had two TFLs plus a 10-yard sack at Arizona ... finished with a season-high eight tackles against Oregon and had seven more vs. Maryland and Stanford ... recovered a fumble vs. USC ... his 246 career tackles rank 11th on Cal's all-time list ... received honorable mention All-Pac-10 notice.
2007: Moved into Cal's middle linebacker position this season and led the team in forced fumbles (3) while ranking second with 105 tackles (eighth in the Pac-10) and 8.5 tackles for loss (second on the team) ... played in all 13 games with 11 starts ... registered seven tackles (one for loss) in the bowl victory over Air Force) ... recorded seven tackles against USC ... notched nine tackles, including one for a loss, in the win over Washington State ... posted a team-best 10-tackle effort against Arizona State ... led the team with 13 takedowns and two tackles for loss against Oregon State ... paced the Bears with nine stops in the victory over Oregon ... tallied a career-high 14 tackles in the win over Arizona ... registered nine tackles in the victory over Tennessee while recovering a fumble on the opening drive and returning it 44 yards for his first career touchdown ... also forced a fumble on a lightning-quick blitz up the middle against the Volunteers ... added seven tackles in the wins over Colorado State and Louisiana Tech.
2006: Athletic linebacker started 12 games on the weak side ... registered 51 tackles, including 23 solo stops ... recorded seven tackles at Oregon State and Washington State ... knocked down a pass, intercepted a pass and tallied four tackles against Washington ... forced a fumble, broke up a pass and had two tackles against Portland State ... collected six tackles and had two tackles behind the line of scrimmage against Minnesota ... missed nearly the entire Stanford game due to illness.
2005: Accumulated 26 tackles in 10 games ... earned more playing time as the season progressed ... earned the starting assignment against top-ranked USC ... recorded a season-best five tackles against New Mexico State ... tallied four stops at Oregon and at Stanford ... added one tackle behind the line of scrimmage against New Mexico State, USC and Stanford and was credited with a tackle for a five-yard loss against BYU ... credited with a half-sack and a pass break-up against the Cardinal.
2004: A redshirt season in which he was named Cal's defensive scout team player of the year.
High School: A SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American who tallied 94 tackles, six sacks, four fumble recoveries and one interception ... Rivals.com ranked him the No. 6 outside linebacker in the nation, the No. 16 overall player in California and the No. 18 player among its Super West 60 list ... PrepStar placed him on its All-West Team ... also rushed for 738 yards and 11 touchdowns on 106 carries, while catching three passes for 53 yards and another TD as a bruising running back ... completed 26-of-62 passes for 441 yards, five touchdowns as a quarterback ... selected the No. 22 linebacker in the nation by TheInsiders.com, which also slotted him as the No. 47 overall player in the Pac-10 region ... tabbed second team all-state as a multi-purpose player by Calhisports.com ... the sixth-best overall player in Northern California by NorCalPreps.com.
Personal: Older brother D.J. Williams is a linebacker with the Denver Broncos ... parents are Derwin Williams and Sherri Kirk ... born March 6, 1986 ... social welfare major.