Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Pirates Ready For First Scrimmage At Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Pirates Keep Preparation Efforts On Course For Saturday's Scrimmage
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Start Of Spring Practice
A big, strong and physical defender who is projected to begin sophomore campaign in a similar two-deep position as last fall - with top reserve status behind Michael Brooks in the middle of ECU's line ... Remains on an optimistic career enhancement path, which tentatively could include starting role in 2013, with considerable continued progress in the strength and conditioning program ... Led all tacklers with six during the spring's first scrimmage on March 31 ... Contributed three stops, two of which resulted in lost yardage (-5), a week later in the second intra-squad matchup before tallying three more during the Purple-Gold Game on April 14 ... Accumulated an impressive 283 "pounds of growth" during strength testing to validate aforementioned physical development ... Added 230 pounds to his back squat (for a current lift of 655), 33 to his power clean (341) and 20 to his bench press (375) ... Also increased jerk wattage by 58 (1,240) and extended his vertical jump by 2.5" (27").
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Redshirted during initial season in East Carolina program ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: Three-year starter for the Rams ... As a senior captain, led Grayson to a 12-1 record with the only loss being a 9-7 setback to Newnan in the third round of the state playoffs ... Helped Rams to a final state ranking of No. 5 ... Was the leading tackler on a defense that allowed just 8.1 points per game and recorded five shutouts ... Totaled 87 stops, four sacks and two interceptions as a senior ... Named to the Associated Press All-State First Team and the Gwinnett Daily Post All-County First Team ... Also picked up Linebacker-of-the-Year award from the Gwinnett County Touchdown Club and was selected to play in the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Game ... As a junior, made 97 tackles with six sacks and an interception ... Tallied 106 tackles and one sack as a sophomore ... Spent time on offense in short-yardage situations as a junior, and scored six touchdowns ... Helped Grayson to back-to-back Region 8-AAAAA championships ... Ranked by ESPN.com among the nation's top 65 inside linebackers ... Was described by head coach Mickey Conn as "a run stopper who also possesses pass coverage skills" ... Turned in a 40 time of 4.8 seconds.
Personal: Full name is Terry Fitzgerald Williams ... Born April 15, 1992 ... A communications major.