Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
2009 (Freshman): 13 games, 19 tackles, 13 solo, 2.5 for loss and two sacks.
2010 (Sophomore): 13 games, 29 tackles, 25 solo, 9.5 for loss, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
2011 (Junior): 12 games, 43 tackles, 26 solo, 15 for loss, 12.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
2012 (Senior): 12 games, 42 tackles, 21 solo, 13.5 for loss, 11.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
As you can see above, Williams saw his numbers improve each season at Connecticut. He started out his college career as a role player in both 2009 and 2010, sitting behind Lindsey Witten as a freshman and Jesse Joseph to start his sophomore campaign.
He started 11 games as a junior in 2011 and absolutely dominated opposing pass-blockers. He led the Big East with 12.5 sacks that season. Williams actually finished ahead of top 2012 NFL draft picks Derek Wolfe and Bruce Irvin in that category. He earned second-team All Big East honors and finished second in the conference in tackles for loss.
Some thought that Williams' junior campaign was a fluke, but he came back just as strong this past season. The pass-rush specialist led the conference in sacks once again and finished No. 1 on Connecticut's all-time sack list. He was a first-team All-Big East honoree as a senior.
All statistics provided by CFB Stats.