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#11 Damian Williams
Position: QB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 228
Year: Junior
Hometown: Metairie, LA
High School: Archbishop Rummel HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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CAREER STATISTICS

2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER: Competing for the No. 2 quarterback position after having gained valuable starting experience as a true freshman in 2013 and served as the primary backup in 2014 ... Filled in admirably for Tyler Russell and Dak Prescott when the two were injured near the end of the 2013 season ... Against Ole Miss in the 2013 Egg Bowl, became the first true freshman to start a game at quarterback for MSU since Wesley Carroll against UCF in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29, 2007 ... In 12 career games over two seasons, has completed 37-of-70 passes (52.9 percent) for 434 yards and three touchdowns ... Has added 175 rushing yards on 53 carries and a touchdown … Made the switch from No. 14 to No. 11 in 2014 … Made one career start,

2014 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in six games, all in relief … Named to the 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Went 14-of-23 for 155 yards … Rushed for 63 yards on six carries … Did not throw an interception … Completed a pass in all five games in which he attempted a pass … Tossed the first touchdown of his career against Southern Miss (8/31) on a 21-yard completion to Fred Ross … Recorded season-highs for completions (5), attempts (8) and yards (65) vs. Southern Miss (8/31) … Longest completion of the season came on a 44-yard touchdown pass to Jamoral Graham vs. UT Martin (11/8) for the game’s final score … His third and final passing touchdown of the season came on a nine-yard completion to Joe Morrow to open the fourth quarter vs. Vanderbilt (11/20).

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 ... 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 … Majoring in business administration.

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