WILLIAMS AT A GLANCE:
WILLIAMS AT A GLANCE:
2012: Williams started all 12 games and totaled 42 tackles (21 solo), six sacks (40 yds.), 13.5 tackles for a loss, and six quarterback pressures to earn first-team All-America honors from Pro Football Weekly and first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference accolades from the league coaches... Tied for the most sacks in the ACC by a defensive tackle and helped anchor a Tar Heels defense that ranked fourth in the conference against the rush (142.7 ypg).
2011: Williams opened all 13 games in his first season with North Carolina and earned the team’s Jeffrey Cowell Memorial Award presented to the defense’s outstanding first-year player... Totaled a career-best 54 tackles (23 solo), 2.5 sacks (22 yds.), seven tackles for a loss, five quarterback pressures, one interception, three pass breakups and one forced fumble.
2010: Williams notched 49 tackles (17 solo), two sacks (10 yds.), 11.5 tackles for a loss, four quarterback pressures, two pass breakups and one forced fumble in his final season at Coffeyville C.C. to earn honorable mention All-America honors and first-team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference recognition...Added four blocked kicks on special teams.
2009: Williams walked on at Coffeyville and ended up starting all 10 games as a freshman while racking up 39 tackles (23 solo), five sacks (17 yds.) and seven tackles for a loss to earn numerous Division-I scholarship offers.
HIGH SCHOOL: Williams played just one season of prep football at Jefferson City (Mo.) High School, making the team as a 310-pound senior and helping the school to a final ranking of No. 12 in the state and a Freelance Football League title.
PERSONAL: Williams graduated from North Carolina with a degree in communications... Grew up working on cars with his father and had a job assembling radiator parts for large trucks after high school... Sylvester Williams was born on Nov. 21, 1988, in Jefferson City, Mo.
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