Rice defeated Southern Miss 44-17 at Rice Stadium on October 27
Leader on the defensive line in his senior year who capped his career with a bowl win and solid campaign.
Veteran of the Owls' defensive front wall who led the team with four forced fumbles and tied for the team lead with 5.5 sacks while finishing with a career-high 41 tackles... Ranked third in C-USA and tied for 20th nationally with his four forced fumbles and tied with Cody Bauer for 13th in the league with 5.5 sacks... Closed strongly, picking up three of his sacks in the last three games including a career-best two in the win over SMU on Senior Day... Had five of his seven TFL in the last five games... Matched his career-high of two TFL twice (Southern Miss and SMU)... Recovered a fumble and registered a sack along as part of five tackles in the opener vs. UCLA... Posted his season-high of six tackles at Memphis and again in the finale at UTEP.
Shared a sack vs. SMU and was credited with three tackles... Credited with a pair of tackles at Northwestern... Credited with three tackles vs. UTEP... Credited for a TFL and a PBU vs. Tulsa... Shared his first career sack at Marshall... Broke open the Memphis game by picking off a deflected pass and returning it 47 yards for a touchdown... Was credited with a pair of tackles, both for loss, in the same game... Credited with a career-high seven tackles and 1.5 TFL in the home opener vs. Purdue.. Matched that effort with seven assists at Marshall... Made his first career start in the opener at Texas and credited with one tackle.
Solid member of the Owls' rotation at defensive end whose sophomore campaign was ended by an injury in the fourth week of the season... Credited with eight tackles in the first three games before being injured early in the fourth contest of the year... Credited with a career-best four tackles vs. Northwestern... Picked up two tackles, including one for a loss of three yards at North Texas... Credited with a pair of tackles in the opener with Texas.
Ended the season by matching his career-best with three tackles at Houston... Credited with a QB hurry
in three of the last five games...Credited with his first career sack at SMU for a loss of eight yards...Matched his career-best with three tackles against UCF... Credited with a career-best three tackles vs. Navy... Earned his first multi-tackle total with a pair of stops vs. Vanderbilt... Credited with his first tackle at Oklahoma State... Made his debut at UAB.
Huntsville High School
Second-team All District 18-4A selection at tight end for coach Mitchell Coey... Named team offensive MVP... caught 26 passes for 412 yards and three TDs as a senior... totaled 544 yards receiving and four TD catches as a junior... Three-time Academic All District selection... National Honor Society member who carries a 4.9 GPA on a 5.0 scale. Ranked in the top 5% of his class... Also a member of the German Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta math honor society... President of The Woodlands Area chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Full Name: Jared Nicholas Williams... Born: Dec. 29, 1989 at Huntsville... Parents: Willie and Malissa Williams (one brother, one sister)... Rice major: Mathematical Economic Analysis.