Second-year junior, returning starter at cornerback, former transfer...
Led 2011 team with 12 PBUs and had game-winning PBU in OT at
Kansas... Former high school quarterback played CB one season at Fort
Scott (Kan.) CC... Broad jump measured at 10 feet, 6.5 inches... Traveled to
Kenya for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2012.
2011 (Sophomore): Played all 13 games, starting nine at cornerback in
first season after transferring to Baylor in August... Took over starting CB
spot in sixth game and started final eight contests... Led team with 12
PBUs, twice as many as any other player... Totaled 43 tackles (34 solo),
had 1.5 tackles-for-loss and team-high three forced fumbles... Had longest
play of season with 90-yard interception return for TD vs. Texas Tech...
Made debut and had six tackles as reserve cornerback in season-opening
win over No. 14 TCU... Started against Stephen F. Austin in second game
and made two tackles... Returned to reserve role and had tackle-for-loss
against Rice in third game... Played only on special teams at Kansas State
in fourth game... Played snaps at CB against Iowa State, did not record
stats... Earned start and had six tackles and season-high four PBUs at No.
21 Texas A&M in sixth game... Started every game remainder of season...
Had six tackles, forced fumble and PBU at No. 3 Oklahoma State in
seventh game... Recorded four tackles (all solo) in win over Missouri in
eighth game... Had five tackles, 0.5 tackle-for-loss and broke-up potential
game-winning PAT pass in overtime to seal 1-point win at Kansas in
ninth game, completing largest fourth-quarter comeback in school
history... Posted three tackles and forced crucial fumble in win over No. 5
Oklahoma (10th game)... Had four tackles, three PBUs and 90-yard
interception return for TD in win over Texas Tech (11th game)... Had
three PBUs, forced third fumble of season and posted five tackles in win
over Texas in 12th game.
2010 (Freshman - Fort Scott CC): Totaled 36 tackles, two interceptions
and five pass breakups as freshman at Fort Scott in 2010... Redshirted at
FSCC in 2009.
High School: St. Louis, Mo., native prepped at Riverview Gardens
HS... As senior in 2008, earned Class 6 All-State honors from the
Associated Press and MSSA as all-purpose player... Threw for 2,354
yards on 159-of-282 passing and had 22 touchdowns and 11
interceptions... Led Suburban North Conference in passing and was
second in rushing as senior, compiling 1,313 yards on 162 carries (8.1
average)... Named first-team all-conference as quarterback.
Personal: Son of Joe Williams III and Teresa Holmes... Full name is
Joseph Williams IV... Born April 1, 1990, in St. Louis, Mo.... Majoring in