|55 Larry Williams|
Strength, fundamental execution, acclimation to offensive scheme and intensity level has coaches optimistically looking forward to a high impact-producing sophomore season … Experienced limited repetitions on offensive line, but was a top-tier special teams performer during redshirt freshman campaign in 2014 … Finished spring drills listed as the projected starter at the right guard slot, but will likely face a challenge from veteran Tre Robertson … Possible honors-producing career could be initiated in 2015 if development continues on its current track and full potential is realized … Power numbers in strength and conditioning program already rank among the top all current offensive linemen, if not entire program … Produced a bench press of 435 pounds, a back squat of 640, a 338 power clean and a 330 power jerk … Similar improvement was displayed in the jumps and drills with notables such as a 27.5” vertical, a 8’6” broad, a 5.14 40-yard dash, a 4.28 pro shuttle, a 7.7 three-cone and a 62’ shot put … Flex rating of 19.0 is tops in unit … Completed a program-high 27 reps of 225 on the bench press … In all, added nine pounds of physical growth to frame during off-season.
2014: Experienced action in all 13 games as primarily a well-rounded special teams contributor … Played on several units, mostly in a blocking role … However, also tallied a pair of tackles on coverage squad during the season opener against N.C. Central.
2013: Redshirted during true freshman season and contributed valuable preparation efforts to the offensive scout squad … Signed with Ruffin McNeill’s program in February.
High School: Totaled 56 tackles, including 33 solo hits, one sack and two fumble recoveries as a senior team captain for head coach Greg Ditz at Laney High School ... Helped the Buccaneers to a 5-5 regular season record and an appearance in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4AA playoffs where they suffered an opening round setback to Middle Creek ... A three-star recruit and a top 50 North Carolina prospect according to ESPN.com ... A two-time Wilmington Star News All-Area First Team selection (as an offensive lineman) ... Also earned First-Team All-Mideastern Conference honors as a junior in 2011 after contributing to LHS's 8-4 record and second-round playoff appearance ... Victory against Wakefield in the opening round was the school's first post-season triumph since 2001 ... In all, finished junior campaign with 32 stops (28 solo, six tackles for lost yardage) and graded out at 88 percent for play on the offensive line ... Defensive efforts of note in 2011 include an eight-tackle performance against Hoggard and a seven-stop outing against J.H. Rose ... Was a two-way starter as a sophomore, junior and senior after playing at the junior varsity level as a freshman ... Participated in the 2011 Shrine Bowl Combine … Also a standout letterman on the mat, finishing seventh in the NCHSAA state wrestling tournament at 285 pounds as a junior ... As a senior, helped Buccaneers to the Mideastern 4A Conference Dual Meet Wrestling championship, defeating Hoggard (51-21), J. H. Rose (65-10), New Hanover (70-12) and three-time defending champion New Bern (45-23) to take the title ... Captured all five 285-pound matches, two with a pin, to help team claim the championship ... Also took first place in the 285-pound class at the Battle at the Beach, leading team to a first-place finish among eight squads … Picked up additional varsity letters in track.
Personal: Full name is Larry Alexander Williams … Born as a triplet on February 22, 1995 at Wilmington, N.C. … A health fitness specialist major.