A fifth-year senior who projects as a starter at defensive end.
Career: Has yet to miss a game in his UConn career, playing in all 37 with 13 starts ... Has made 51 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss, 8.5 of which were sacks ... Credited with three pass breakups.
2007: Started all 13 games at defensive end and made 35 tackles on the year ... Ranked third on the team with 12 TFLs and led the squad with 8.5 sacks ... Also forced three fumbles and broke up a pass ... Recorded four tackles at West Virginia (Nov. 24), splitting a TFL ... Had four tackles in the win over USF (Oct. 27) ... One of his four stops at Virginia (Oct. 13) was a shared sack ... Had a sack and forced a fumble at Pittsburgh (Sept. 22) ... Had 2.5 TFLs against Temple (Sept. 15), including 1.5 sacks, as part of a five-tackle day ... Had a sack and forced a fumble at Duke (Sept. 1).
2006: Appeared in all 12 games and made nine stops ... Recorded a single solo tackle against Army (Oct. 14) and did likewise at Indiana (Sept. 23) ... Had three of his tackles against Navy (Sept. 30) ... Made four stops in the season opener against Rhode Island (Aug. 31).
2005: Did not play due to injury.
2004: Saw action in all 12 games on special teams while making some brief appearances as a linebacker ... Credited with seven tackles on the season, four of which came against Buffalo (Nov. 20) ... Also recorded a single tackle in games against Temple (Oct. 23), Syracuse (Oct. 30) and Georgia Tech (Nov. 13).
High School: Named Defensive Player of the Month three times in DeKalb County and five times was Defensive Player of the Week in the state of Georgia at the 3A level ... Made 309 career tackles in 30 games with 46 sacks ... Team captain ... Helped Towers to the first two state playoff berths in school history ... Earned seven varsity letters in football, basketball and track ... Volunteered at his local Boys & Girls Club where he was named Youth of the Year.
Personal Profile: Julius Earl Williams... Born on July 19, 1986... A sociology major.