Coppell, TX | 6045 | 320 | 5.02E | 2019
Connor Williams has started at left tackle for the Longhorns since his true freshman season. He is highly athletic, possesses ideal speed and lateral quickness for the tackle position and also appears to have adequate length. As a Sophomore, he showed off excellent usage of leverage and technique. Williams is rarely caught out of position, he shows great understanding of pursuit angles, he appears to know exactly where the football is and times out his blocks well to cut off the path to the play. He is capable of playing both tackle or guard but profiles as a blindside protector in the pros. He gets out to the second level quickly, breaks through the trash and strikes moving targets. Williams carries his weight well at 320 pounds, he has a nicely proportioned build and can handle speed rushers as well as power bull rushers. He is a highly competitive player that has some real nastiness to his game and he shows a real desire to win his one on one reps and finish plays off. Suffered a sprained MCL and PCL in his left knee during September of 2017 but is still expected to be one of the first linemen off the board in whichever draft class he chooses to be a member of.
2016: Just the fourth sophomore in UT history to receive first-team All-America honors from one of the NCAA’s five teams that are used to recognize consensus All-Americans … earned second-team All-America honors from The Associated Press, FOX Sports, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News … had his streak of 13 consecutive starts snapped against UTEP, a game he missed to nurse an injury.
2015: Named first-team freshman All-America by the Football Writers Association of America, USA Today and ESPN.com … honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the league’s coaches … started all 12 games at left tackle.
High School: Coached by Mike DeWitt at Coppell … an all-state and two-time all-district honoree … named second-team 6A All-State by the Associated Press, and honorable mention by the Texas Sports Writers Association in 2014 … selected second-team All-Area by the Dallas Morning News … ranked No. 223 overall and No. 30 overall in Texas by Rivals … recorded 63 pancakes and graded at 94 percent, while only allowing one sack and committing one holding penalty as a senior … as a nose tackle, registered 38 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, five pressures, five forced fumbles and two passes defended … part of an offense that rushed for 4.9 yards per carry and 257.5 yards per game with 28 rushing TDs … also protected for 23 passing TDs to just three interceptions … selected second-team All-District 5-5A as a tight end in 2013 … caught three passes for 20 yards and one TD.
Personal: Brother, Dalton, who is now a graduate assistant coach at West Virginia, was a quarterback at Stephen F. Austin (2008-11) and Akron (2012) … sister, Morgan, graduated from Texas in 2013 … participated in a cleanup project following floods in Wimberley in 2015 … two-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2015; spring 2016) … majoring in finance as part of the prestigious McCombs School of Business.