Gophers return three of top four tackling linebackers from a season ago
Big plays headline final open practice for Minnesota
Damien Wilson and De'Vondre Campbell will lead returning linebackers
2014 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in eight games and made one start recorded three tackles and one pass breakup. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Middle Tennessee where he recorded one tackle played at TCU and Michigan competed on special teams against Northwestern and Purdue made two tackles and broke up a pass against Iowa in his first career start played at Wisconsin and against Missouri.
OVERVIEW: ESPN and 247Sports listed him as a three-star recruit, while Rivals and Scout gave him two stars 247Sports ranked him as the No. 119 outside linebacker in the nation and as the 238th-best prospect in Texas ESPN had him as the No. 141 linebacker in the country and as the 229th-best recruit in Texas.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Mansfield Legacy High School Broncos finished 10-3 in 2013, setting a school record for wins in a season named to First Team Defense on the Star-Telegram 2013 Football Super Team named to the Associated Press 4A All-State Team made 74 tackles and notched 11 sacks as a senior recovered three fumbles, all for touchdowns, and returned an interception for a touchdown caught two passes on the season, one of which was a 6-yard score blocked two field goals coached by Chris Melson also lettered in basketball and track.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 30, 1995 son of Christina Williams has one sister, Alyssa uncle Don Moody was a running back in the 1990s at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.