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  Derrick Williams
Derrick Williams

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Downey, CA

High School:
St. John Bosco

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 211

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
04/22/1985

Experience:
4V

UCLA -- This junior will compete for playing time at the tailback position ... Last season, he made a nice contribution during the latter half of the year ... Possesses good speed but can also gain the tough yards ... Also figures to again contribute on kickoff returns.

2006 -- Played in nearly all of UCLA's 13 games, primarily on special teams as UCLA's top kick returner ... On the year, he led the Bruins in kickoff returns with 13 returns for 340 yards and a 26.2 average, ranking third in the Pac-10 in kickoff return average ... Also rushed for 96 yards on 26 carries ... Against Washington State, he accounted for 165 all-purpose yards with 113 yards on kickoff returns (a career-long 47 on one return), 30 yards on one pass reception and 21 yards on five rushing attempts ... At California, he had one kick return of 21 yards and carried twice for four yards ... In the win over Oregon State, he carried four times for 18 yards, had two kickoff returns for 40 yards and made one catch for minus two yards ... Against Arizona State, he had one 19-yard kickoff return ... He carried twice for 13 yards versus USC before injuring his foot ... In the Emerald Bowl versus Florida State, he accounted for 193 all-purpose yards, rushing for 31 yards on six carries, making two receptions for 15 yards and returning five kickoffs for 147 yards, including one for 43 yards ... His 14-yard run versus the Seminoles was the longest of his career.

2005 -- Saw action in five games ... Had five carries for 32 yards versus Rice ... Returned a kickoff for 12 yards against Oklahoma.

2004 -- Saw limited action as a second-year freshman ... Played in each of the last nine games, primarily on special teams ... Carried the football twice for minus-two yards and returned one kickoff for 19 yards.

2003 -- Did not see action in his first season in the program.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned four letters in football as a running back / cornerback for coach Kiki Mendoza at St. John Bosco HS in Bellflower, CA ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 28 RB) ... SuperPrep's No. 27 prospect in FarWest ... Rated No. 5 RB in West by PacWestFootball.com ... All-West (No. 38 prospect) by Tom Lemming ... Rated No. 14 among fullbacks by Tom Lemming ... rivals.com and The Insiders.com three-star selection ... Rated No. 21 among running backs by rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Rated No. 31 RB nationally by The Insiders.com ... Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... Named to Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West team (seven votes) ... Selected honorable mention All-State by CalHiSports.com ... All-CIF Southern Section first team ... All-CIF-SS Division I first team ... L.A. Times Southeast/South Coast Back of the Year ... Rushed for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns on 152 attempts as a senior ... As a cornerback, he made 44 tackles, forced three fumbles and recovered three ... Served as team captain his junior and senior seasons ... Named Serra League MVP as a senior ... Pre-season Rivals/PrepStar All-West selection ... As a junior, he rushed for 805 yards on 95 carries (8.4 avg.) and 10 touchdowns ... Defensively, he made 61 tackles and two interceptions ... Named second-team all-league after his sophomore and freshman seasons ... Also earned two letters in basketball for coach Mat Hart and three letters in baseball for coach Chris Jondle.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Derrick L. Williams ... Born: April 22, 1985 ... Parents: Oscar Williams, Jr. and Frankie Mays ... Has five sisters -- Keisha, Angela, Carla, Rhonda, Deetricha ... Cousin, John Jamar Williams also attended UCLA ... Biggest thrill in sports was winning his high school league championship in his senior season ... Former NFL running back Terrell Davis is the athlete he most admires ... Hobbies include fishing and reading ... History major.

Varsity Statistics - D. Williams
Kickoff Returns

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2004

1

19

19.0

0

0

2005

1

12

12.0

0

12

2006

13

340

26.2

0

47

Totals

15

371

24.7

0

47

Rushing

Year

TCB

Yds

YL

Net

Avg

TD

Lg

2004

2

0

-2

-2

-1.0

0

0

2005

5

32

0

32

6.4

0

11

2006

23

97

1

96

4.2

0

14

Totals

30

129

3

126

4.2

0

14


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