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2014 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Caught two passes for 57 yards against Eastern Illinois.
2013 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 13 games and started seven led team in receiving yards (417) and tied for the team lead in receptions (25) and receiving touchdowns (5) lone rush came on a fake punt where he picked up 7 yards and a first down returned two kickoffs for 29 yards finished third on the team in all-purpose yards with 453 (7 rushing, 417 receiving, 29 kick return) shared Outstanding Offensive Freshman of the Year honors with Donovahn Jones named to Athlon's Freshman All-America Third Team named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Started and made his collegiate debut against UNLV first career catch was a 10-yard touchdown against the Rebels also returned a kickoff 14 yards against UNLV made two catches for 37 yards at New Mexico State caught two passes for 52 yards (longest was 33 yards) against Western Illinois played against San Jose State, but did not record any statistics started against Iowa, but did not record any statistics made five catches for 54 yards and one touchdown at Michigan competed at Northwestern, but did not record any statistics caught one pass for 20 yards against Nebraska caught four passes, including a game-winning 50-yard touchdown, for 78 yards at Indiana hauled in two passes for 48 yards and scored one touchdown against Penn State had 31 receiving yards on two catches against Wisconsin picked up a first down after rushing for 7 yards on a fake punt at Michigan State and also caught one pass for 11 yards had five catches for 76 yards and one touchdown against Syracuse.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Waconia High School Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 7 player in Minnesota, while Scout.com ranked as the No. 48 tight end in the nation played in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl as a punter, but also saw action at tight end, catching a touchdown pass during the game earned All-State honors from the AP and Minnesota Vikings third-team All-Metro by the Star-Tribune as a senior earned All-Metro honors from KARE-11 as a punter in 2010 passed for 784 yards and eight touchdowns as a quarterback in 2011, while rushing 120 times for 902 yards and 13 scores recorded 80 tackles and two interceptions as a senior coached by Pat Foley.
PERSONAL: Born April 12, 1994 son of Brian and Rochele Williams Brian, who lettered at Minnesota from 1986-88, was drafted by and played for the NFL's New York Giants from 1989-99 grandfather Robert played quarterback at Notre Dame and was drafted by Chicago in 1959 Rochelle played volleyball at the University of Minnesota from 1984-87 and received the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1988 uncle Ron played football for the Gophers and played two seasons of professional football for Barcelona in the World League of American Football.