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Bryan Williams
Player Profile:
Bryan Williams 815468
Position: Safety
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 212
Year: 6th Year Senior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Miramar

CAREER STATISTICS

ACADEMIC HONORS
• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2016

AT GEORGIA STATE: Veteran safety who returns for the 2017 season after being granting a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA ... Will become the first GSU football player to play a sixth year ... Missed nearly two full seasons (2013 and 2014) with a back injury ... Has two career interceptions, 11 pass breakups and 101 tackles ... Changed to jersey No. 20 in 2015 after wearing 36 his first three years.

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.

 

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