Versatile defender who brought experience to both the linebacking and special teams areas.
Moved back to DE after injuries depleted the ranks and was credited with an assist at UTEP... Credited with a pair of tackles against North Texas... Saw action as a reserve and on special teams vs. Texas.
Credited with four tackles, a pair for loss including his first career sack against UCF... Credited with a career-high five tackles at East Carolina and also shared credit for a tackle for loss.
Saw action at both defensive end and linebacker, making starts at both positions ... opened the year as a reserve at defensive end and had tackles against SMU and Memphis ... moved into the starting lineup at defensive end vs. Vanderbilt when both Cheta Ozougwu and Scott Solomon could not make the trip because of injuries ... moved back to linebacker prior to the Tulane game and was credited with a pair of tackles ... made his first career start vs. UTEP, filling in for Terrance Garmon at linebacker ... credited with three tackles as well as his first career tackle for loss ... credited with a career-best five tackles vs. Army ... made his second career start vs. Marshall and was credited with four tackles.
Credited with four tackles, including one on special teams, while earning his first letter ... made his debut against Texas and was credited with his first career tackle ... also had a tackle against Houston and was credited with a season-best three stops against Memphis ... made the initial move to defensive end later in the season when injuries depleted the Owls' depth and remained there in the spring.
Mesquite North High School
2007 graduate of Mesquite North High School east of Dallas ... former running back who made the switch to linebacker as a senior for coach Steve Bragg ... earned honorable mention All-District 12-5A honors after piling up 71 tackles, including four sacks ... honorable-mention academic all-state selection ... lettered twice in basketball and three times in track ... active in Bible study ... also visited Baylor before committing to Rice.
Full Name: Aaron Dewayne Williams ... Born: October 31, 1988 at Mesquite ... Father: Phillip Darrell, Dallas ... Mother: Laurinda Thomas, Mesquite ... Sport Management ... Will Rice College.
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