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#95 Kyle Williams
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 295 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Ruston, La.
High School: Ruston HS
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Kyle Williams Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/19/2006

Updated 4/19/06

2006 Senior Bowl Participant
2005 First-Team All-America (Rivals.com)
2005 Second-Team All-America (AP, Walter Camp Foundation, Collegefootballnews.com)
2005 First-Team All-SEC (AP)
2005 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2005 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Alabama, Nov. 14)
2004 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)

CAREER
Played in 46 games in LSU career, starting 33 times at defensive tackle ... Capped career with 16.5 sacks, which ranks as the 11th highest total in school history ... Added 26 tackles for losses, which ranks among the top 15 in school history ... Starter at defensive tackle during LSU's 2003 BCS National Championship season ... Hobbies include golf and duck hunting ... If he weren't playing football, he'd try to be a professional golfer ... Carries a single-digit handicap in golf and can hit the ball over 300 yards off the tee ... Low round in golf is a 1-under 71.

SENIOR SEASON (2005)
The rock on the defensive line for the Tigers ... Teamed with Claude Wroten to give the Tigers two of the best defensive tackles in the nation ... Has a motor that never stops ... Played and started all 13 games on the defensive line ... Named First-Team All-America by Rivals.com and Second-Team All-America by the Walter Camp Foundation ... Recorded 61 tackles, 7.5 tackles for losses and 4.5 sacks for the Tigers in 2005 ... Anchor of an LSU defense that ranked among the nation's top 10 in four categories ... The Tigers were No. 3 in scoring defense (14.2 ppg), No. 3 in total defense (266 ypg), No. 3 in pass efficiency defense (96.3 rating) and No. 6 in rushing defense (91.5 ypg) ... The Tigers were also No. 11 nationally in pass defense (175.3 ypg) ... Gave rousing halftime speech of Alabama game, a contest that the Tigers came back from a 10-0 halftime deficit to win 16-13 in overtime ... Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week against Alabama after recording 11 tackles and 2 sacks in the win over the Crimson Tide ... Added 4 quarterback hurries against Alabama ... Had a total of 21 quarterback hurries, which include a season-best of 5 vs. Ole Miss ... Had 8 tackles and 1 sack in win over Arizona State and followed that with 7 tackles and 3 quarterback hurries against Tennessee ... Blocked a field goal against North Texas ... Finished career in style, leading an LSU defense that limited Miami to just 3 points and 153 yards of offense in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ... The Tiger defense held the Hurricanes to only 3 yards of offense and no first downs in the second half in the victory.

JUNIOR SEASON (2004)
Teamed with Marcus Spears, Claude Wroten and Melvin Oliver to give the Tigers one of the best defensive fronts in college football ... LSU's defensive line combined for one First-Team All-SEC award (Spears) and two Second-Team All-SEC honors (Williams and Wroten) ... A Second-Team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press in 2004  ... Played and started all 12 games for the Tigers ... Ranked first among LSU defensive linemen with 57 tackles ... Had 12 tackles for losses and 6 tackles totaling 40-yards in losses for the Tigers ... Opened season with 2 tackles for losses against Oregon State ... Had 5  games in which he had at least 2 tackles for losses ... Had 7 tackles and 2 sacks against Ole Miss ... Recorded 4 sacks over final 6 games of season ... Capped season with 4 tackles and 2 tackles for losses against Iowa in the Capital One Bowl. 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003)
Took over as the starter at defensive tackle alongside Chad Lavalais midway through the season ... Played in 14 games with eight starts ... Proved to be the perfect compliment to Lavalais ... Had 41 tackles over LSU's 14 games ... Added 6.5 tackles for losses and 4 sacks for 37-yards in losses ... Intercepted only pass of career vs. Louisiana Tech ... Had 6 tackles each vs. Alabama and Auburn ... Recorded 3 tackles vs. Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl ... Sacked Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell for a 12-yard loss and had a sack of Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning for a 9-yard loss ... Added 10 quarterback pressures.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002)
One of only two true freshmen to play on the defensive side of the ball in 2002 ... Played in seven games, recording 7 tackles from the defensive end position ... Saw his first action in the opening game of the season at Virginia Tech ... Recorded 2 sacks against Louisiana-Lafayette and season-high of three tackles in win over Miami (Ohio).

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated as one of the nation's top defensive line prospects ... Named 5A Louisiana Defensive MVP after recording 78 tackles, 17 for losses and 7 sacks for Ruston High School ... Also forced 6  fumbles, recovered 4 fumbles and had 1 interception as a senior ... Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, the New Orleans Times-Picayune Blue Chip Top 15 for Louisiana ... Named the Louisiana Football Magazine Player of the Year for the state ... Member of the  Atlanta-Journal Constitution Super Southern 100, the Knoxville News All-South Team and the Orlando Sentinel All-South Team  ...  MVP of district 1-5A in 2001 ... Rated as the nation's No. 9 defensive lineman by Rivals.com and No. 26 by SuperPrep Magazine ...Also played baseball and threw the shotput and discus on track and field team ... Coached by Tommy Reeder.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kyle Derrick Williams ... Born on June 10, 1983 in Ruston, La. ... Parents are Kenneth and Karen Williams ... Has a sister, Kadie ... Was married in May of 2005 to the former Jill Meyers of Baton Rouge ... Majoring in general studies.

Williams' Career Defensive Stats

Year

G-GS

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

Int

2002 Fr.

7-0

4

3

7

0-0

2-2

0

2003 So.

14-8

19

22

41

6.5-45

4-37

1-0

2004 Jr.

12-12

21

36

57

12-52

6-40

0

2005 Sr.

13-13

31

30

61

7.5-39

4.5-34

0

TOTALS

46-33

75

91

176

26-136

16.5-113

1-0

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