2017 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Maryland • saw extensive action at Purdue • caught two passes (the first of his career) for 43 yards against Michigan State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Jackson High School in Jackson, Ala. • helped lead Aggies to a 13-1 record as a senior, a 6-0 mark in region play and a berth in the Class 5A state semifinals • named First Team All-State after accounting for more than 3,300 yards of offense and 41 touchdowns • as a junior, passed for 1,145 yards and 13 scores and also rushed for 542 yards and seven scores • as a sophomore, passed for 176 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 70 yards and one score in relief duty of now-Georgia Tech quarterback Matthew Jordan • finished his high school career with a 24-4 record as a starter • coached by Danny Powell • also lettered in basketball and baseball • ranked as a two-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports and Scout.
PERSONAL: Born November 23, 1997 • son of Edward and Jennifer Williams • has one brother (Brandon Hunt).
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