Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams continues to add to his list of postseason awards as he was named a second-team All-America selection today by Daktronics and the Division II sports information directors.
It's the third-straight year the 6-3, 325 pound Kirkwood, Mo. native has been named to at least three different All-America teams. Last season he was named to five different teams and he was named to three teams as a sophomore.
This year, Williams has been named a first-team selection by both the American Football Coaches Association and the Beyond Sports Network, where he was their national Defensive Player of The Year. He was also the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year and was the Daktronics Region Defensive Player 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.
Williams has accepted an invitation to participate in the Senior Bowl in January.