Played in all 12 games on PAT unit...Moved up to second on the depth chart at tight end for the final two games of the season following an injury to MyCole Pruitt.
Played in three of the first four games before missing the remainder of the season with illness...Recorded his first collegiate reception for 26 yards on 9/15 vs. Southeast Missouri State.
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.
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
Son of Karen Williams and Charlie Gaines...Exercise science major.