Jimmy F. Williams Position: Free Safety
Class: Freshman
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
High School: Bethel H.S.
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
photo         A versatile athlete who played quarterback, safety, wide receiver and outside linebacker during his prep career ... Played at Hampton High until transferring to Bethel prior to his senior season ... Was coached by Mike Smith at Hampton and Tracy Parker at Bethel ... Named All-Peninsula District as a junior and senior, earning first-team honors in 2001 ... Was in on over 100 tackles as a safety and OLB at Bethel ... Intercepted seven passes, returning two for touchdowns ... Also contributed a pair of quarterback sacks ... Compiled over 1,000 yards of total offense as a quarterback, passing for five touchdowns and rushing for six ... Completed 7 of 11 passes in one outing for over 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... Rushed for 112 yards on 12 carries in another contest ... Returned punts and kickoffs ... Posted 86 tackles his junior year and picked off four passes ... Had eight pass receptions that season for 217 yards and three TDs ... Registered over 200 tackles and 13 interceptions during his career ... Played on a state championship team while at Hampton ... Ranked the No. 17 safety in the nation by Rivals and the No. 21 free safety in the nation by Student Sports ... Rated the No. 51 player in the Mid-Atlantic Region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... An All-Atlantic Region pick by PrepStar ... Listed as the No. 26 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times and the No. 27 prospect by SuperPrep ... Selected to the Newport News Daily Press All-Star team as a senior ... Also a two-time all-district selection in basketball ...

Personal: James Franklin Williams, Jr. ... Born 3/8/84 in Hampton, VA ... Son of James, Sr., and Elizabeth Williams.