66 Brandon Williams
66 Brandon Williams
Height: 6-3
Weight: 325
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kirkwood, Mo.
High School: Rockwood Summit HS
Position: DL

2012- A preseason All-American by multiple media outlets, Williams has been named to five different All-American teams (Coaches, AP, Beyond Sports Network and Daktronics) ... He was the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year, as well as being named both Regional (Daktronics) and National (BSN & D2football.com) Defensive Players of the Year... Williams became the all-time sacks leader for the school and finished with 27 in his career at Missouri Southern. He had at least a half sack in all but three games this year and had a tackle for a loss in all but one game. He finished the season second on the team with 68 tackles, 31 solo, including 16.5 for a loss of 58 yards. He had 8.5 sacks for a loss of 39 yards, two pass break ups, eight quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles and one safety on the season and finished third in the MIAA in sacks and tackles for a loss, while ranking second in forced fumbles. 

2011- A unanimous All-MIAA selection, Williams was also named All-Region and All-American for a second straight season.  Finished the season third in the MIAA in sacks with 8, while ranking second in the conference in tackles for loss with 16 for a loss of 78 yards. Appeared in 9 of the Lions 10 games finishing the season with 35 tackles (19 solo) with 5 pass break ups and 3 quarterback hurries.  Had a season-high 4.5 tackles for a loss of 25 yards vs Washburn.

2010 - The leader of the Southern defense returns in 2011 and has already been named a preseason All-American by some outlets. In 2010, Williams led the Lions with nine sacks and 17 tackles for loss and was named to three-different All-American teams. 

2009 – Sat out 2009 with a medical redshirt

In 2008: Showed great potential by competing in every game as a true freshman ... ranked eighth on the team with 38 tackles ... saved his best for last by producing a  season-high nine tackles two straight weeks at Truman and against No. 3-ranked Northwest Missouri State ...  also recorded three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

In high school: Williams played for coach Mike Bellers at Rockwood Summit in 2006 Transferred to Harmony Prep School in Cincinnati in 200 … An All-Conference and All-State selection at Rockwood Summit at defensive tackle, Williams led the Falcons with 99 tackles and seven sacks in 2006 … He was a team captain and was the Suburban South Defensive Player of the Year … Williams was also a standout in the classroom and was part of the school’s honor roll at both Rockwood Summit and Harmony Prep … Also competed in Basketball where he was an All-Conference selection and finished fifth in the 2006 Missouri State Discus.

Personal: Major is IET … born on February 21, 1989 … son of Brad Williams, Jr. and Shelly Washington … Favorite music group: Kirk Franklin Choir … Favorite song: Michael English – “Mary Did you know.”