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A tall, sure-handed and assignment-conscious receiver who offers the Pirates plenty of flexibility as either a stand-up inside pass catcher or tight end ... Maturity and rapid acclimation to ECU's offensive scheme should result in a firm depth chart standing at either the "Y" or "H" positions and could allow for an impact-producing campaign as a sophomore ... Joined the ECU program as a walk-on transfer prior to preseason camp in 2012 after opening his collegiate career at Conference USA rival Marshall ... Enjoyed a strong spring, topping all receivers in yardage (93) on five catches during the first scrimmage on April 6 ... Followed with a one-catch, 12-yard effort a week later before closing the workout period with two grabs for 21 yards in the Purple-Gold Game (April 20) ... Led the receiving corps with four receptions for 43 yards during the last fall scrimmage on August 17 ... Spring strength and conditioning testing numbers were notable with a 320-pound bench press, a 500-pound back squat, a 301-pound power clean and a 31.5" vertical jump.
2012: Earned roster position before the start of fall camp, but did not experience game-day action.
2011: Was red-shirted as a true freshman at Marshall after joining the Thundering Herd program as an invited walk-on.
High School: A three-year letterman for coach Mark Holcomb at North Davidson High School ... Earned all-conference, NDHS Offensive MVP and Winston-Salem Journal All-Northwest (honorable mention) honors as a senior and junior ... Completed prep career as the second-leading all-time receiver (catch total) in school history ... Recorded 41 receptions for 848 yards and seven TDs in 2010 ... Also picked up 111 yards and one score on five rushes and netted an interception on defense ... Was the recipient of North Davidson's "Outstanding Male Senior Athlete Award" ... Had 39 catches for 664 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior in 2009 ... Also picked up four letters in track and two more in basketball ... Was a standout hurdler, earning all-conference accolades as a freshman (300 meters) and senior (110) ... Captured conference title and advanced to state (ninth-place finish) in the 110-meter event and established a school standard in the 300s ... A two-year all-conference and all-county performer on the hardwood ... A strong student in the classroom, was cited as the Davidson County Student-Athlete-of-the-Month for Academic and Athletic Achievement during the spring of 2011.
Personal: Full name is Bryce Winston Williams ... Born February 24, 1993 at Lexington, N.C ... Son of Stephen and Sherilyn Williams ... Major is criminal justice ... Twin brother Shawn is also a member of the Pirate program (PK) ... Parents and older brother Cary all attended and graduated from ECU ... Cousin Brooks Williams was a three-year (1975-77) letterman as a tight end at North Carolina who also enjoyed an NFL career with the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and New England Patriots ... Hobbies include hunting and fishing.