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Maxx Williams
Maxx Williams

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Waconia, Minn.

High School:
Waconia HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250

Position:
TE

Experience:
2 Letters

Major:
Communication Studies


09/04/2015

Gophers Fall to TCU 23-17

Mitch Leidner's 22-yard touchdown pass with 1:34 to play cut the TCU lead.

05/14/2015

Six Gophers Earn Academic All-District Honors

Hannah Brandt, Jessica Flakne, Mathieu Froment, Michael Kroells, Lindsay Mable and Jessica Plant were named to this year's Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team.

11/23/2013

Gophers Fall to Badgers 20-7

David Cobb runs for 68 yards in 20-7 loss.

08/29/2013

Minnesota Races Past UNLV 51-23 in Season Opener

Ra'Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter

08/27/2013

Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29

11/08/2014

Gophers Rout Hawkeyes

Minnesota beat Iowa, 51-14, to bring Floyd of Rosedale home.

10/18/2014

Minnesota Rallies Past Purdue

The Golden Gophers rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Purdue.

10/02/2014

Brick by Brick 2014: Ep. 7

The latest episode of Brick by Brick takes you behind the scenes in Michigan.

09/28/2014

Gophers Claim Little Brown Jug

Minnesota defeated Michigan, 30-14, to claim the Little Brown Jug.

09/07/2014

Gophers Beat MTSU 35-24

The Gophers improved to 2-0 with a 35-24 win over Middle Tennessee State.

11/08/2014

Football vs Iowa 11.08.14

Football vs Iowa 11.08.14

10/11/2014

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

08/28/2014

Football vs Eastern Illinois 08.28.14

Football vs Eastern Illinois 08.28.14

12/27/2013

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

USATSI Gallery

11/23/2013

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin (USATSI)

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin (USATSI)

CAREER: Declared for the 2015 NFL Draft after his redshirt sophomore season • played in 25 career games • made 61 receptions (seventh all-time in program history for a tight end) for 986 yards (third all-time in program history for a tight end) and 13 touchdowns (tenth in school history for any player) • averaged 16.2 yards-per-catch • scored five touchdowns as a freshman and eight as a sophomore • eight receiving touchdowns are a single-season record for a Minnesota tight end and the most ever for a Gopher sophomore • named the 2014 Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year as a sophomore and was voted All-Big Ten First Team by the coaches and media • named a 2014 Mackey Award Finalist as a sophomore, becoming only the third sophomore ever to be a finalist • named 2014 First Team Capital One Academic All-American as a sophomore (Minnesota's first Academic All-America First Team selection since Justin Conzemius in 1994) • named 2014 First Team All-American by Sporting News, by the Football Writers Association of America and by Phil Steele • named 2014 Second Team All-American by Associated Press, Walter Camp and CBS Sports • named 2014 Third Team All-American by Athlon Sports • received 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Tight End Trophy.

2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 12 games and started 10 • led team in receptions (36), yards (569), receiving touchdowns (8) and was fourth in yards-per-reception (15.8) • his 569 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns are a single-season record for a Minnesota tight end • his eight receiving touchdowns are most ever by a Gopher sophomore • twenty eight of his 36 catches resulted in either a touchdown or first down • named the Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year as a sophomore and was voted All-Big Ten First Team by the coaches and media • named a Mackey Award Finalist as a sophomore, becoming only the third sophomore ever to be a finalist • named team's Tight End / Fullback of the Year • named First Team Capital One Academic All-American as a sophomore (Minnesota's first Academic All-America First Team selection since Justin Conzemius in 1994) • Academic All-Big Ten • named First Team All-American by Sporting News, by the Football Writers Association of America and by Phil Steele • named Second Team All-American by Associated Press, Walter Camp and CBS Sports • named Third Team All-American by Athlon Sports • received 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Tight End Trophy. Game-by-Game: Caught two passes for 57 yards against Eastern Illinois • caught one pass, a 27-yard touchdown, against Middle Tennessee • hauled in three passes for 26 yards, which included a 12-yard touchdown from Chris Streveler • missed the San Jose State game with an injury • caught four passes for 51 yards and one touchdown at Michigan as he was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week • had two receptions for 64 yards, including a career-long 52-yard catch, against Northwestern • made three catches for 22 yards and one touchdown against Purdue • caught two passes for 33 yards at Illinois • caught five passes - including a career-high three touchdowns - for 46 yards against Iowa • became the 12th Gopher ever to catch three touchdown passes in one game • became the first tight end to catch three touchdowns since Ben Utecht did at Louisiana-Lafayette in 2002 and the first to do so in a Big Ten game since Jay Carroll against Ohio State in 1981 • made three catches for 47 yards against Ohio State • caught three passes for 45 yards at Nebraska • hauled in one pass for 53 yards at Wisconsin • recorded career highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (98) and scored one touchdown against Missouri.

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.

2012: Redshirted.

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.

MORE HEADLINES

Game 4: Minnesota at Penn State

9/26/2016

Minnesota opens Big Ten play at Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 1. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.

Kick Time Set for Gophers - Hawkeyes

9/26/2016

Minnesota will host Iowa at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The game will be on either ABC or ESPN2 and can be heard on KFAN.

Double OT With Coach Claeys After Colorado State

9/26/2016

We went to double overtime with Tracy Claeys after last night's show and asked him some more fan questions that did not make it on during the show.

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