2010 (Senior): Called by coaches one of the team's most intelligent and valuable players, had played in all 10 games (10 starts) as the Rams' middle linebacker until a season-ending knee injury on the first snap of Week 10...Earned academic all-conference following the season...Finished with 61 tackles (26 solo), 5 ½ stops for loss, 1 ½ sacks and one QB hurry ...Posted seven tackles in season-opener vs. Colorado (Sept. 4) at Invesco Field...At Miami-Ohio (Sept. 18), registered his first career sack, dropping Zac Dysert, one of a career-high 2½ tackles behind the line of scrimmage...In dramatic 36-34 win vs. Idaho (Sept. 25), broke up a third-quarter pass...In loss vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2), dropped Ed Wesley for no gain in the first quarter, helping to force a punt...On last play of first quarter at No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9), combined with Adam Seymore to drop RB Asher Clark for a 2-yard loss...In 43-10 win vs. UNLV (Oct. 16), enjoyed his second career double-digit tackle performance with 10 stops; forced an incompletion with a hurry on the Rebels' first drive, then combined with Shaq Bell to drop Tim Cornett on a first-quarter carry for a 5-yard loss, and closed the quarter by teaming up with Guy Miller to sack Omar Clayton, setting up a third-and-23 from the Rebels' 7...At No. 9 Utah (Oct. 23), had 12 stops, including a second-quarter tackle in which he blew up a screen and dropped RB Matt Asiata for a 5-yard loss...In 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), late in the third quarter, combined with Ricky Brewer to drop QB Stump Godfrey for a 2-yard loss on a designed run...On the first snap at SDSU (Nov. 6), sustained a season-ending knee injury.
2009 (Junior): A former walk-on, played in nine games, with seven starts at middle linebacker...Battled injuries to both knees during most of the year...Had 55 total stops (21 solo), 3½ tackles for loss, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and a pair of fumble recoveries...Made first career start in reverberating 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6)...At a critical juncture in the third quarter, despite seeing and hearing officials blow the play dead, alertly pounced on a loose ball created by Elijah-Blu Smith's bone-jarring hit; replay review awarded the ball to the Rams, something that wouldn't have happened had he not picked up the ball...Later in Buffs contest, made an athletic play to leap and bat away a Cody Hawkins pass in the end zone on CU's final drive...In win vs. Weber State (Sept. 12), combined with teammates on a pair of tackles for loss to drop Walter Payton award candidate Treyvn Smith, first with Klint Kubiak on a first-quarter carry, then with C.J. James on a second-quarter run...In assertive 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), forced and recovered a fumble, and had 1½ tackles for loss; combined with Michael Kawulok to drop RB Luke Lippincott for a 1-yard loss, forcing an eventual first-quarter punt...Then, ended a nine-play second-quarter drive in Wolf Pack contest, preserving a 14-0 lead, by both forcing and recovering a fumble from RB Vai Taua at the Rams' 38-yard line...In conference-opening loss at BYU (Sept. 26), sustained a knee injury on the game's opening kickoff and did not return...Dressed but did not play in 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3)...In loss vs. Utah (Oct. 10), returned to the starting lineup and led the Rams in tackles, despite injuring his other knee on the game's second play...Knee injury sidelined him for losses at No. 8 TCU (Oct. 17) and vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24)...Returned to action as a reserve in loss vs. Air Force (Oct. 31); played the last 20 minutes at MLB, despite the knee injuries, against one of the nation's toughest rushing offenses, after Gipson aggravated a shoulder injury and didn't return...Returned to the lineup in loss at UNLV (Nov. 7)...Combined with Nick Oppenneer in last-second loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21) for a second-quarter tackle for loss...Earned academic all-conference following the season.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in 12 games, including the New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 20), as a special-teams contributor...Posted five coverage tackles (three solo) on the season...Made his college debut in season opener vs. Colorado (Aug. 31).
2007 (Freshman): Practiced as a varsity reserve linebacker, but did not play.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: A four-year letterman at Sidney (Neb.) High School, was a first-team all-state linebacker and second-team all-Nebraska as a punter...Also played quarterback for the Red Raiders...Picked up all-conference, all-region and all-district honors...Was team MVP and captain...Holds school records in passing, tackling, punting and points scored...Also lettered in basketball, track and baseball, lettering four times in each sport...Head football coach was Wes Gamble.
Personal: Given name Alex Edward Williams...Born Feb. 17, 1988, in Denver, Colo. ...Son of Bob and Karen Williams...Has one brother...Interacted with youngsters at Fort Collins' annual Youth Sports Fundraiser and Football Bash, the day before the Super Bowl at The Edge Sports Center in February before the '10 season...For a week during the summer of 2010, helped struggling students with reading at Bacon Elementary in Fort Collins...Majoring in business administration...Hometown: Sidney, Neb.