Returning starter at right guard entering his junior season in 2012 ... One of the biggest players on the team who has improved blocking technique and performance each season ... An experienced and powerful run blocker who was the recipient of the Eric Andolsek Leadership Award and Ralph Norwood Performance Award during spring drills ... Played in 25 games during his career, starting 13 times (12 at right guard, 1 at left guard).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Played in 12 games with nine starts at right guard ... Saw action on 511 snaps and recorded 42 knockdowns ... Missed the first two games of the season with an injury ... Set a career high with 8.5 knockdowns in 62 snaps versus Florida ... Had an outstanding three-game stretch where he posted 8.5 knockdowns against Florida and seven knockdowns against both Tennessee and Auburn ... Made his first start of the season at right guard against Kentucky and finished with one knockdown in 66 snaps ... Saw his first action of the season at Mississippi State and played 25 snaps with two knockdowns ... Split time at right guard during the season with T-Bob Hebert.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Counted upon early in the season when he emerged as a starter at right guard following a season-ending injury to Will Blackwell in the opener against North Carolina ... Played in all 13 games with four starts ... Tallied 23 knockdowns in 249 offensive snaps ... Starts came against Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, West Virginia and Tennessee ... Made his first career start at right guard and played 57 snaps at Vanderbilt ... Recorded a team-high seven knockdowns on 57 plays against Mississippi State ... Saw extensive playing time against Alabama, recording five knockdowns in 45 snaps.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009.
Named first-team all-state in Class 2A as a senior ... Named first-team all-state in Class 2A as a junior ... A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated as the No. 77 offensive guard in the country by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 113 offensive guard in the country by ESPN U ... Rated as the No. 77 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com ... Coached by Jimmy Addison.
Full name is Joshua Preston Williford ... Goes by Josh ... Born Sept. 24, 1990 in Panama City, Fla. ... Parents are Lane and Tricia Williford ... Has one brother - Garrett ... Majoring in agricultural business.