stop

Bryan

Williams

BryanWilliamsZoom

#20

Safety
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 212
Year: 6th Year Senior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Miramar

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ACADEMIC HONORS

• President’s List, Fall 2017

• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Fall 2016

ATHLETIC HONORS

• All-Sun Belt Conference (honorable mention), 2017

AT GEORGIA STATE: All-conference safety who made history as the first sixth-year player in Georgia State history ... Was granted a sixth season of eligibility in 2017 by the NCAA after he missed nearly two full seasons (2013 and 2014) with a back injury ... Two-year starter at safety with six career interceptions, which ranks second in GSU history ... Finished with 164 career tackles (10th in school history) and 19 passed defended (tied for third) ... Changed to jersey No. 20 in 2015 after wearing 36 his first three years.

2017: Honorable mention All-Sun Belt Conference ... Starting safety and team captain for a Georgia State defense that set the school record for fewest points per game allowed (24.75) ... Led the team with four interceptions, which ties the GSU season record ... Third on the team in tackles with 63, plus two pass breakups.

Made two interceptions, both in the end zone, in shutout win at Charlotte. Tied the GSU single-game record for interceptions ... In back-to-back games vs. Troy, South Alabama, he grabbed an interception on the first drive to set up a GSU score ... Intercepted South Alabama on game’s second play and returned it 30 yards to the 8-yard line to set up a touchdown. Helped the Panthers hold USA to a school-record 41 yards rushing in the 21-13 victory ... Tied his career-high with 10 tackles vs. Appalachian State ... Added eight tackles vs. Tennessee State and Coastal Carolina.

2016: Starting safety who was fifth on the team with 61 tackles ... Key part of a GSU secondary that finished seventh in the FBS in pass efficiency defense and eight in passing yards allowed (173.9) and did not allow any pass play longer than 37 yards ... Opened the 2016 season with a career-high 10 tackles with one tackle for loss vs. Ball State ... Made six tackles with a pass breakup and a forced fumble at South Alabama ... Added five tackles and two pass breakups vs. Arkansas State.

2015: Top backup at safety who totalled 22 tackles, one interception and four pass breakups ... Sealed GSU's win at Ball State with an interception with 1:46 to play. Also had two tackles and a QB hurry in the game ... Had a third-down pass breakup in the fourth quarter of the Panthers' 24-10 win over South Alabama, helping to hold the Jaguars to 284 total yards ... Season-high six tackles and a pass breakup in win at New Mexico State ... Had a tackle for loss on third down and a pass breakup in win at Texas State ... Broke up a pass vs. San Jose State in the AutoNation Cure Bowl.

2014: Starter at safety whose season was ended by a back injury ... Played in three of the first four games ... Made a career-high eight tackles against New Mexico State, along with his first career interception and a fumble recovery ... Added four tackles at Washington ... Moved to safety from outside linebacker in spring practice.

2013: Took a redshirt year after undergoing back surgery.

2012: Member of 2012 signing class who earned playing time as a true freshman at outside linebacker ... Played in the final eight games of the season, including a start at William & Mary ... Credited with five tackles ... Named to the 2012 CAA Football Academic All-Conference team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Standout linebacker for coach Damon Cogdell at Miramar High ... Helped Miramar to a 13-1 record and a berth in the state title game in the Class 8A ... Caused a fumble in the championship game against Tampa Plant ... Totalled 43 tackles, including 33 solo hits, as senior, along with two fumble recoveries, an interception and one touchdown.

PERSONAL: Brother of former GSU tight end Arthur Williams, who played two seasons (2010-11) for the Panthers ... Son of Rita and Arthur Williams ... Born April 20, 1994 ... Criminal justice major who earned his degree in December 2016.

 

View Full Bio
FB: Inside Georgia State Football - Episode 8
FB: Press Box Preview with Dave Cohen - Troy
FB: Inside Georgia State Football - Episode 7