Third-year senior, returning All-Big 12 honoree... Playmaking veteran cornerback, third-year starter and former transfer... Team-high 28 career PBUs... Two game-clinching OT PBUs in three seasons (2011 KU, 2012 Tech)... National player of week honor in 2012 for effort in upset of No. 1 Kansas State... 26 career games played and 19 career starts (fifth-most on squad) entering 2013 season... Named preseason All-Big 12 by Phil Steele... 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.
2012 (Junior): Started 10 of 13 games played as junior... Named second-team All-Big 12 by San Antonio Express-News and honorable mention All-Big 12 by Associated Press... Honored as All-American Player of Week (AT&T) and Big 12 Defensive Player of Week Nov. 18/19 after performance in win over No. 1 Kansas State... Finished with 52 tackles (41 solo), team-high 12 PBUs and three interceptions... Reclaimed starting CB position in fourth game and started final 10 games... Made 43 of 52 total tackles over final eight games... Had five tackles (four solo) and PBU at Texas in sixth game... Totaled five solo tackles and two breakups at Iowa State in seventh game... Made six tackles (including assisted tackle-for-loss), one interception and two PBUs in win over Kansas in eighth game... Had seven tackles and two PBUs at No. 14 Oklahoma in ninth game... Turned in monster effort in historic upset of No. 1 Kansas State in 10th game, resulted in national and conference player of week honors... Made team-high and career-best 11 tackles (nine solo) and two interceptions in win over K-State... Made memorable drive-ending, game-clinching PBU on fourth down in overtime in win over Texas Tech in 11th game (added three tackles)... Two solo tackles and PBU in Holiday Bowl win over No. 17 UCLA.
2011 (Sophomore): Played all 13 games, starting nine at cornerback in first season after transferring to Baylor in August... Earned first collegiate letter... 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 Community College 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 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 general studies.