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Roger Williams

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Warner Robins, GA

High School:
Northside

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
S

Birthdate:
11/13/1983


At Florida State: Florida State's starting free safety for the second consecutive season...started all 13 games in 2006 and has started 16 games as the position entering the 2007 season...has played in 38 games during the first three seasons of his career...the Seminoles' leading returning tackler with 130 career stops...leads the team with five career interceptions...is expected to be one of the Seminoles' leaders - both with his play in the field and vocally among his teammates...one of Florida State's hardest workers who needs to be among the team leaders in big plays for the Seminoles to enjoy a successful season in 2007...one of three senior starters on the defense -- he is joined by nose guard Andre Fluellen and defensive end Alex Boston.

Junior Year (2006): Started all 13 games as one of only six position players (not including special teams performers) to start all 13 games during the season...finished fourth on the team with a careerhigh 67 tackles and a team leading four interceptions...tied for sixth in the ACC with four interceptions and tied for eighth among the conference leaders with a 0.31 interceptions per game average...his career-high of nine tackles came against Boston College with eight coming against Duke and seven against Florida...at least six tackles in six different games...six stops against UCLA, Western Michigan and Maryland...credited with one of the biggest and hardest hits of the season on Miami quarterback Kyle Wright as he appeared headed for the Hurricanes' second touchdown of the game...Williams knocked Wright out at the two yard-line...the Seminoles' defense limited Miami to a field goal instead of a touchdown -- a four-point swing...Florida State won the game by three - 13-10...four interceptions with three coming in wins against Troy, Virginia and Western Michigan and another coming against Boston College...his interception against Troy came in the end zone and ended the Trojans' first drive of the day...the Seminoles won the game 24-17...had an interception and returned it 38 yards against Boston College...forced a fumble early in the Emerald Bowl and it led directly to Florida State's first score and a 7-0 lead...recorded a season-high five pass break-ups.

Sophomore Year (2005): Played in all 13 games and earned three starting assignments...split time with current Dallas Cowboy Pat Watkins at free safety...recorded a season-high in tackles with eight against Maryland - a game which marked his first career start...ranked ninth on the team in tackles with 39...forced two fumbles, which tied a school record, in the ACC Championship game against Virginia Tech...had three solo tackles in the Orange Bowl against Penn State...earned the award as the most dependable defensive back as voted on by the coaching staff in spring practice in 2005.

Freshman Year (2004): Played in all 12 games for the Seminoles including the Seminoles' Gator Bowl victory over West Virginia ...totaled 24 tackles on the season...was thrust into increased action on special teams and at the free safety position after an early injury to senior B.J. Ward...one of six defensive backs to have played in all 12 games during the season...season-high seven tackles in the Seminoles' victory over North Carolina with four coming against Duke, Florida and West Virginia in the Gator Bowl...totaled 13 tackles in the last four games of the season...first career interception to go along with four tackles against Duke...interception against the Blue Devils came in the fourth quarter and helped the Seminoles close out a 29-7 victory...named the top newcomer on the defense by the coaching staff during spring practice in 2004.

2003: A redshirt season...enrolled at FSU during the spring of 2003 and participated in spring drills.

High School: Graduated from Northside High School in 2002...was a middle Georgia regional first-team selection...had three interceptions and returned one of those for touchdowns as a senior...recorded a team-high 125 tackles including a team-high 85 unassisted stops...also earned playing time at tight end his senior season...suffered a broken left ankle as a junior and missed all of that season ...selected Florida State over Mississippi State, Mississippi and Louisiana State.

Personal: Born Nov. 13, 1983...major is social science/education - community health.

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