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#24 Pat Williams
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: First Colonial
Experience: 2 Letters
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2011

  • Named Second Team All-CAA at linebacker
  • Is currently second on the team with 81 tackles, including 8.5 for a loss and added 2.0 sacks, one fumble recovery, one interception and three pass breakups
  • Recorded six tackles and two tackles for a loss against North Carolina
  • Had 0.5 tackles for a loss, a pass breakup and eight total tackles in home-opener against Central Connecticut State
  • Made seven tackles with going for a loss in win at Liberty
  • Had eight total tackles and 0.5 tackles for a loss in win over Richmond to earn CAA Defensive Player of the Week honors
  • Picked up a season-high 10 tackles and one pass breakup against Maine
  • Recorded eight tackles, two tackles for a loss, a sack and a fumble recovery at New Hampshire
  • Made six tackles, including five solo takedowns and his first career interception in win over Rhode Island
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
Career Highlights
  • Played in all 48 possible games of his career with 43 starts
  • Led Madison and ranked 10th in the CAA with a career-best 101 tackles in 2010
  • Begins his senior season just 47 tackles shy of the career 300-tackle mark
  • Had a career-high 16 tackles against Towson in 2009

At JMU: Fifth-year Duke who is expected to continue his role as a key linebacker after a pair of solid seasons at this position... Athletic performer with good speed and who has continued to add size and strength, said defensive coordinator Kyle Gillenwater.

2010: Played in all 11 games and started nine at linebacker earning his third letter... Led the CAA's second-ranked defense with 101 tackles, good for 10th in the league, while posting the team's second-best mark for solo tackles with 36... His 11 tackles for a loss were a team-high and ranked ninth in the CAA, helping propel the defense to an overall No. 8 ranking in the FCS ... Tied for 86th in the nation averaging one tackle for loss per game... Recorded 13 tackles including two for a loss versus Delaware... Had a season-high 14 tackles at Towson... Made 10 tackles including one for loss while recording two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup against New Hampshire... Had five or more tackles in 10 of 11 games including 6 games with 10 or more.

2009: Voted All-CAA Third Team for his play during the season... Ranked second on the squad and ninth in the CAA with 87 tackles, eight tackles for loss and one sack... Posted a career-high 16 tackles and one tackle for loss in the season-ending win over Towson... Led the team in its season opener at Maryland with 10 tackles (seven unassisted), including a sack of nine yards... Also had two games with 11 tackles each in home victories over VMI and Maine... Had nine tackles at William and Mary... Had at least six tackles in eight of 11 contests on the season.

2008: Strong safety starter who was named CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year... Took part in 65 tackles, tied for third on team... Had 24 unassisted tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, a shared quarterback sack and three fumble recoveries (tied for the CAA lead)... Had a season-high 11 tackles, including three solo and a shared stop for loss, vs. Montana... Had seven stops vs. Appalachian State (3 solo) and Wofford (2 solo)... Credited with six tackles (4 solo) at Villanova and five vs. Maine and Richmond... Recovered two fumbles at Duke and one at Villanova to set up a 73-yard JMU touchdown drive.

High School: As a First Colonial senior had 89 tackles and caught 11 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns... Had two interceptions, two sacks and five forced fumbles... Football Most Valuable Player as a junior and his track team's Most Valuable Performer as a junior and senior... District Runner-Up in the high jump as a junior.

Personal: Computer information systems major.