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#11 Damian Williams
Position: QB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 225
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Metairie, LA
High School: Archbishop Rummel HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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CAREER STATISTICS

CAREER: The likely No. 2 quarterback who gained valuable starting experience as a true freshman ... Filled in admirably for Tyler Russell and Dak Prescott when the two were injured near the end of the 2013 season ... Scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime at Arkansas (11/23), helping the Bulldogs earn a fourth-straight bowl trip ... Against Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl, became the first true freshman to start a game at quarterback for Mississippi State since Wesley Carroll against UCF in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29, 2007 ... Finished rookie year completing 23-of-47 passes (48.9 percent) for 279 yards ... Added 112 rushing yards on 37 carries and a touchdown … Makes the switch from No. 14 to No. 11 in 2014 … Played in six games with one start in rookie season.

2013 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: Experienced action in six games, starting the regular-season finale against Ole Miss (11/28) ... Completed 23-of-47 passes for 279 yards ... Exceptionally accurate on first-down passes, converting 9-of-14 attempts (64.3 percent) ... Tossed two interceptions ... Rushed for 112 yards on 37 carries and scored one touchdown, the game-winning score in overtime at Arkansas (11/23) ... With the start versus Ole Miss, became the first Bulldog true freshman to start at quarterback in an SEC contest since Carroll versus Ole Miss on Nov. 23, 2007 ... Finished the Egg Bowl with career highs in passing attempts (18) and rushing attempts (13) and matched personal best with eight completions ... Recorded first career touchdown at Arkansas (11/23), giving the Bulldogs a 24-17 triumph in overtime ... Gained a career-high 40 rushing yards against the Razorbacks  ... Put MSU in position for a victory in regulation with a 15-yard completion to Jameon Lewis at the Arkansas 25-yard line with 23 seconds remaining after entering for an injured Tyler Russell ... Experienced first SEC action against No. 1 Alabama (11/16), coming in for an injured Russell in the fourth quarter ... Tossed a personal-long 34-yard completion to Brandon Holloway on the first play of the fourth quarter against Troy (9/21) ... Entered in the middle of the third quarter versus the Trojans and played the remainder of the contest ... Made collegiate debut against Alcorn State (9/7), playing the majority of the second half and establishing career highs in completions (eight) and yards (105).

HIGH SCHOOL: A highly regarded dual-threat quarterback from the New Orleans area ... The 17th-ranked prospect in Louisiana, from all positions, in the Times-Picayune Nifty Fifty postseason ratings ... The play-making quarterback for an unbeaten Archbishop Rummell team that posted a 14-0 record and earned its first-ever state football championship ... Named First-Team Class 5A All-State in by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) ... Chosen to the all-district 9-5A team as a senior, and was a New Orleans Area Player of the Week as both a senior and junior ... During varsity career, threw for 2,748 yards and 26 touchdowns, completing 195-of-324 passes ... Rushed for 23 touchdowns and 932 yards in prep career ... Played for head coach Jay Roth ... In the state championship game victory over Barbe, completed 11-of-13 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 52 yards en route to being named the game’s Most Valuable Player ... At the Elite 11 summer camp in Georgia, was one of five finalists from 89 quarterbacks for camp MVP ... As a junior, earned all-state honorable mention by the LSWA and was selected as the Most Valuable Player of District 9-5A after leading the Raiders to a 10-2 season and the state playoff quarterfinals ... Played in the last game with a high ankle sprain but still threw for 300 yards ... Earned the starting quarterback job as a freshman and led Rummell to the 2009 state championship game.

PERSONAL: Born Damian D. Williams on March 3, 1994 … Mother is Cindy Williams. 

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