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    Quentin Williams
    Quentin Williams


    Pittsburgh, Pa.

    High School:
    Pittsburgh Central Catholic

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 230




    Big Ten Announces Distinguished Scholar Awards

    NU represented by 48 student-athletes from 14 different programs

    2010: Appeared in 22 games, including making 17 starts, in the field while also seeing time on the mound in three other contests ... Limited by a foot injury over the second half of the season ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a win over Rutgers (2/27) ... Also drove in a run against Oklahoma State (5/5), Minnesota (5/7), UNLV (5/12) and Cornell (3/21) ... Did not allow a run in three appearances covering 4 1/3 innings as a pitcher ... Picked up first collegiate win against Chicago (5/5), hurling two shutout frames ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009: Saw action in 33 games, making 28 starts in the outfield ... Had two hits and scored two runs at New Mexico (3/21) ... Hit first collegiate home run at Kansas State (3/25) ... Homered in back-to-back appearances against Michigan State (4/5) and Elmhurst (4/7), driving in a season-high three runs in the latter contest ... Socked a round-tripper vs. Valparaiso (5/5) ... Doubled and drove in two runs in a win over Michigan (5/16).

    High School: Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 38th round of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft ... Three-time all-conference selection ... Team captain as a senior while helping guide the Vikings to a share of the conference title ... Batted .578 with 20 RBI and a 1.000 slugging percentage during final prep season ... Named a WPIAL all-star senior year ... Also a standout football player, earning first-team all-state honors and being named Pennsylvania's State Player of the Year (AAAA) for 2007 ... Played tight end, defensive end and wide receiver for the Vikings, who captured the Pennsylvania AAAA state title in 2007 ... Ranked 11th-best tight end nationally by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. ... Student Council president and Honor Roll student ... High school baseball coach was Rich Krivanek.

    Personal: Born Quentin Ross Williams ... Son of Gerald G. and the late Evelyn G. Williams ... On scholarship with the Northwestern football program and earned NGN Defensive Newcomer of the Year accolades last season ... Brother, Nate, is a starting linebacker for NU ... Uncle, Les, played football at Arkansas.