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National Student-Athlete Day Award #24

Trevardo Williams

April 29, 2013

STORRS, Conn. - Trevardo Williams is the honoree from the UConn football program. Trevardo graduated in December 2012, with a degree in sociology. His incredible work ethic and desire to succeed in the classroom and on the field set him apart from his peers.

He was a leader in the weight room and on the field but also took it upon himself to mentor the younger students athletes on the transition academically to the university. Trevardo was always looking to better himself as a person, student and competitor. This past weekend Trevardo was selected in the NFL draft, being selected in the 5th round by the Houston Texans.

Williams left UConn as the Huskies' all-time leader in sacks with 30½, breaking the mark of 27 set by Mark Michaels from 1982-85. Last season, he recorded 11½ sacks, including three against Louisville in a 23-20 triple-overtime win. He also posted 43 tackles, 13½ tackles for loss and forced a fumble.

Career-wise, Williams finished with 134 tackles, 40½ tackles for loss and five forced fumbles. Given his drive to succeed, there is no doubt this next chapter of Trevardo's life will be a huge success!