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Evan Williams



Experience: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 200 lbs

College: Oregon

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As a Senior (2023):

  • Coaches All-Pac-12 second team
  • Phil Steele All-Pac-12 third team

An all-Pac-12 second-team selection in lone season as Duck … Started Oregon's last 13 games after missing the season opener due to injury … Led the Ducks with 82 total tackles while racking up a career-high 4.5 sacks and 5.0 tackles for loss … Added two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and two pass breakups … Ranked second among Ducks and led all Pac- 12 defensive backs with 4.5 sacks … Made multiple tackles in all 13 games played, including eight games with five-plus tackles … Second among Ducks with 744 defensive snaps played while earning a 76.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus … Also received an 89.1 pass-rush grade, a 72.9 tackling grade, a 72.2 coverage grade and a 72.0 run-defense grade from PFF … Credited by PFF with eight pressures generated … at Texas Tech (Sept. 9): Made four solo tackles in Oregon debut … vs. No. 19 Colorado (Sept. 23): Recorded 1.5 sacks and four tackles in Oregon's dominant top-25 win … at Stanford (Sept. 30): Logged a sack for the second game in a row while finishing with seven total tackles … Season-bests in tackling (86.3) and run-defense (82.3) grade from PFF … vs. Washington State (Oct. 21): Racked up a career-high 14 total tackles (eight solo), most by a Duck in 2023 and most by an Oregon defender since his brother, Bennett Williams, had 14 against Utah in 2022 … Added a sack for the third time in four games … Earned a season-best 82.0 overall grade and an 82.5 coverage grade from PFF … at No. 13 Utah (Oct. 28): assisted on a TFL while making seven total tackles … vs. USC (Nov. 11): Forced and recovered a fumble, recorded a sack and finished with nine total tackles (six solo) … vs. No. 3 Washington (Dec. 1): Impressed in the Pac-12 Championship Game with eight total tackles and two quarterback hurries … vs. No. 23 Liberty (Jan. 1): Closed collegiate career with three tackles in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl.

As a Junior at Fresno State (2022):

  • All-Mountain West second team (Coaches and Media)
  • Phil Steele All-Mountain West second team

Named second-team All-Mountain West … Selected second team All-MW by Phil Steele … Started all 10 games played … Picked as a three-time team captain … Finished second on the team with 66 tackles (54 solo) while adding 6.0 tackles for loss, a sack, four pass breakups and a blocked punt … Led the team in tackles in two games … Made at least four tackles in every game and a TFL in seven … Ended the season with five consecutive games with a TFL … vs. Cal Poly (Sept. 1): Opened the season with eight tackles (6 solo) and matched a career best with 1.5 TFLs … vs. Oregon State (Sept. 10): Finished with nine tackles (8 solo), a TFL and a career-high three pass breakups … vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24): Notched eight tackles and added a pass breakup … at UNLV (Nov. 11): Had nine tackles, including seven solo stops, and a half TFL … at Nevada (Nov. 19): Made four tackles (all solo) and had a TFL … vs. Wyoming (Nov. 26): Finished with six tackles (5 solo), 0.5 TFL and a blocked punt … vs Washington State (Dec. 17): Ended the season with seven tackles (all solo), a TFL and first career sack.