|81 Jimmy Williams|
Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage
ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
An athletic and elusive pass catcher who earned a roster position as an invited walk-on prior to the start of preseason camp in 2013 ... While coaches would have preferred added physical development during a traditional redshirt season, skills and quick understanding of ECU's offensive scheme resulted in immediate playing time as a true freshman before a left foot injury ended campaign prematurely ... Appears to have fully rebounded from medical setback and will open sophomore year as Isaiah Jones' top backup at the "H" inside receiving position ... Opened spring action with three receptions for 44 yards in the first scrimmage (March 31) ... Did not record statistics in the second tilt, but led all pass catchers with three grabs for 54 yards and a touchdown (45-yarder from Kurt Benkert) during the Purple-Gold Game on April 12 ... Was held to limited activity during the spring strength and conditioning testing period, completing only a bench press (290 pounds) and back squat (420).
2013: Had redshirt officially removed during the off week after the Virginia Tech game and was inserted into the Pirates' two-deep prior to the North Carolina contest ... Ended up playing in just two games - North Carolina and Middle Tennessee - before suffering a season-ending left foot injury against the Blue Raiders on Oct. 5 ... In all, caught five passes for 66 yards during brief stint on travel roster ... Had two receptions for 28 yards against the Tar Heels before following with a three-catch, 38-yard performance vs. MTSU ... Had a personal-long grab of 21 yards in Murfreesboro as well ... Also had one rushing attempt for 10 yards at Kenan Stadium vs. UNC.
High School: Earned three letters for coach Sport Sawyer at nearby Washington High School ... Also served as a senior team captain for the Pam Pack ... Rushed for 1,329 yards and threw for 974 more in 2012 ... Accounted for 29 total touchdowns as a senior ... Picked up 1,003 ground yards and passed for 574 during junior campaign ... Also lettered in basketball.
Personal: Full name is James Oties Williams III ... Born February 24, 1995 at Washington, N.C ... Son of Nadine Daniels ... A business education major.