Salukis record eight sacks and limit running backs to 55 yards on 30 carries
2011 (Sophomore): Played in four games...Did not record any statistics.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Sat out the season in accordance with NCAA transfer regulations...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll...Received the Massive Mule Award once during the year, which honors the Saluki rookie with the most outstanding week of strength training.
Prior to SIU: Redshirted at Eastern Illinois in 2009.
High School:Two way star for IHSA Class 3A state runner-up who was named the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Whitey Miller Award winner as the player of the year...Helped team post a 12-2 record earning first team All-Conference honors as a tight end and defensive end...Caught 30 passes for 472 yards and seven touchdowns as a tight end...Made 110 tackles as a senior with six sacks and two fumble recoveries...Blocked four kicks on special teams during career...Champaign News Gazette special mention All-State...IHSFCA Class 3A All-State selection...Also IBCA All-State in basketball
Personal: Son of Karen Williams and Charlie Gaines... Exercise science major.