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John Williams

Position Defensive Line
Height 6'3''
Weight 300 lbs.
Class Graduate Student
Hometown Tulsa, Okla.
High School Washington HS

Career Honors: 2012: Named to the Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll during spring semester.

2012 (Sr.):Played in all 12 games… Made 15 tackles on the season, including 2.5 TFLs for a loss of eight yards… Recorded a half sack… Collected a season-high three tackles against TCU, his highest total since 2010… Added two tackles at Northern Illinois… Collected a pair of tackles against Oklahoma State… Tallied an assisted TFL at Oklahoma… Registered a pair of stops at Baylor… Recorded a solo TFL at Texas Tech… Tacked on an assisted stops against Iowa State and West Virginia.

2011 (Jr.): Started KU[apos]s first two contests at defensive tackle… Made three tackles and recovered a fumble against McNeese State… Injured in the first quarter against Northern Illinois and missed the rest of the 2011 season.

2010 (So.): Played in all 12 games at defensive tackle… Earned a start at Iowa State and responded with a career-high five tackles… Made 12 tackles on the year… Had one tackle for loss during the year, while also breaking up a pass at Baylor and forcing a fumble the next week at Kansas State… Made two tackles against Texas A&M.

2009 (RFr.): Began the season as a backup on the offensive line, seeing limited action… Was moved to defensive tackle before the Colorado game and started that contest… Started the final seven games of the year at defensive tackle… Made six tackles on the season… Made tackles in five games, including two at Texas Tech.

2008 (Fr.): Redshirted his first year at Kansas.

High School: An all-state first team selection by the Tulsa World and Rivals.com… Named all-metro after his senior year… Was a three-time all-district selection… Earned Rivals.com all-state honors as a junior and a senior… Ranked among top 10 players in the state of Oklahoma by Mark Rodgers[apos] Oklahoma Pigskin Preview… Also competed in track and field… Won a strongest man competition at his high school in 2007.

Personal: Born in Tulsa, Okla… Major is psychology… Likes movies, having fun and spending time with friends… Son of John Williams and Tralynda Crook… Has one brother and one sister… Father played college basketball.