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    Sam Williams
    Sam Williams

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Clayton, Calif.

    High School:
    Clayton Valley

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 245

    Position:
    LB

    Fresno State: A talented linebacker who came into his own last season ? started the season as a backup linebacker but emerged as one of the team?s top defensive players ? rangy, quick linebacker who is strong ? one of the team?s best leapers, he doubles as a key member of the special teams as the jumper on opposing field goals and extra points. (2001) Played in all 14 games, starting seven in a row to end the year ? took over at outside linebacker for Justin Johnson after six games ? finished seventh on the team with 61 tackles despite playing full-time for about half the season ? blocked an extra point against Colorado and a punt against Utah State ? came up huge against Colorado State, making back-to-back key stops in overtime to help FS to victory ? had a season-high eight tackles against Rice ? racked up six tackles, including four solos, in the Silicon Valley Football Classic against Michigan State ? his lone interception of the season came against Boise State. (2000) Played in 10 games and recorded 16 tackles ? had a sack in the season opener against Ohio State ? member of the special teams. (1999) Played in 11 games on special teams and in situations on defense ? had eight tackles ? showed signs of being able to make big plays with two tackles for losses and one quarterback sack. (1998) Redshirted.

    High School: Had 138 tackles (79 solo) and five interceptions (two were returned for touchdowns) as a senior ? also had 10 deflections, and two blocked PATs to help lead the team to a 9-3 record (the team?s best in a decade) ? first-team All-Bay Valley Athletic League ? second-team all-state selection by Cal-Hi Sports and a SuperPrep All-Far West Region selection ? first-team All-Bay Area by the Oakland Tribune and named to the San Francisco-Metro All-Star team by the San Francisco Examiner ? named Clayton Valley High?s "Mr. Defense."

    Personal: Born July 28, 1980 ? parents? names are Joann and Sam.

    Statistics
    Year    G-GS   Solo   Asst   Total   TFL-Yds   Sacks-Yds
    1998    Redshirted
    1999    11-0     7      1      8      2-11        1-9
    2000    10-0     7      9     16       1-3        1-3
    2001    14-7    42     19     61      4-11        2-7
    Totals  35-7    56     29     85      7-25       4-19	
    

    Year FC PBU FR Int-Yds TD LG 1998 Redshirted 1999 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2000 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2001 1 3 0 1-0 0 0 Totals 1 3 0 1-0 0 0

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