#9 Karlos Williams
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Davenport, Fla.
High School: Ridge Community
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2014 Doak Walker Award Candidate
2014 All-America Candidate

2014 Outlook: Will play primarily tailback for the first full season of his career after coming to FSU as a highly-touted safety. Expected to begin season at the top of the depth chart in FSU’s running back rotation after scoring 11 touchdowns and averaging 8.0 ypc on the ground following the position switch heading into the second game of 2013. Tall, powerful runner with world-class speed and instincts. Tough enough to gain yards between the tackles and fastest enough to burst around the edge.

2013: One of the most athletic and versatile players on the team...two-year letterwinner at safety moved to running back prior to second game of the season against Nevada... also started on special teams...first offensive touch of his career was a 65-yard touchdown run against the Wolf Pack...ranked second on the Noles with 730 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns...his 8.0 yards per carry average ranked sixth in the nation and second in the ACC...his 11 rushing scores tied for 10th-most in a single season in FSU history and tied for the seventh-most in the ACC on the season...had two 100-yard games, including 110 yards on eight carries in his debut against Nevada...carried 10 times for career-high 114 yards and two touchdowns against Idaho...rushed nine times for 83 yards and two touchdowns against Bethune-Cookman....rushed for 29 yards and two touchdowns against Maryland...rushed 13 times for 86 yards and a touchdown at NC State... carried four times for 78 yards against Syracuse...rushed seven times for 55 yards and a touchdown against Duke in the ACC Championship Game…had five totes for 25 yards in the BCS National Championship Game versus Auburn, including a key seven-yard fake punt conversion on fourth-and-4 late in the second quarter.

2012: Back-up defensive back and kick returner who saw action in all 14 games and made his first career start in the ACC Championship Game versus Georgia Tech...set career highs in every defensive category as a true sophomore in 2012 including tackles, tackles for loss and interceptions...made a huge statement on the biggest stage of his career in the ACC Championship Game, recording a career high 11 tackles and the game-clinching interception in the waning moments...he returned the interception for 41 yards just missing out on a TD and in the process recording the longest interception return of the season for FSU...recorded pass break-ups versus Murray State and Duke...had a tackle for loss in a key ACC road win at Miami...split kick return duties with Lamarcus Joyner...had a career long return of 60 yards in a road win over USF...had the highest kick return average (26.2) on the team.

2011: True freshman who played in all 12 regular season games before breaking his wrist in the regular season finale at Florida causing him to miss the Champs Sports Bowl...totaled eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) on the season but really made an impact on special teams...ranked second in kickoff returns (8) and kickoff return yards (186) while averaging 23.2 yards per return...returned two kicks for 67 yards with a career-long return of 33 yards against Maryland...tallied a career-high three tackles in the win at Boston College...added a pair of tackles at Wake Forest...received one of two special teams newcomer awards at the team’s annual banquet.

PERSONAL: Entered FSU as a hard-hitting, consensus five-star safety with good size, who was ranked the No. 2 safety, No. 8 player nationally and No. 2 player in the state of Florida by the No. 22 overall player and the No. 2 safety in the nation by the No. 1 safety and the No. 7 player nationally by 247 Sports...selected to the Under Armour All-American game...All-USA second team defense by USA Today...No. 17 on the Sporting News Top 100 for 2011...No. 5 on the ESPNU 150 and rated the No. 1 safety prospect...No. 9 on Tom Lemming’s 2011 Top 100...No. 12 on Bill Buchalter’s 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel...No. 10 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...member of the Florida Times-Union’s Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 1 safety...No. 8 on the SuperPrep Elite Top 50, No. 3 on the SuperPrep Florida 110 and the SuperPrep Dixie Defensive Player of the Year...First Team All-Polk County by the Lakeland Ledger...also played running back and ran 69 times for 564 yards (8.2 yards per carry) and scored seven touchdowns as a junior, had 102 tackles and three interceptions and was listed in The Associated Press South Region 25 list of top is former Seminole and current Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams...born May 4, 1993.

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