Northwestern graduated 25 student-athletes from its 2011 bowl squad
2013: Played in five games on special teams, making five total tackles with a season-high two stops vs. Nebraska.
2012: Redshirt freshman ... Made an impact on special teams this season while serving as a reserve cornerback ... Two stops against South Dakota and Indiana ... One tackle vs. Minnesota ... Two tackles vs. Illinois.
2011: Did not see action.
High School: ESPN.com three-star, Rivals.com All-Midwest and SuperPrep All-Midwest
cornerback ... Ranked 22nd among Illinois players by Rivals.com and 53rd nationally
among cornerbacks by Rivals.com ... Ranked 69th among all Midwest players by
SuperPrep ... Versatile athlete and three-year starter who starred as a defensive
back, earning South Suburban Red Conference Player of the Year honors ... Recorded
50 tackles, three interceptions, two defensive touchdowns and two forced fumbles as
a senior ... Holds Richards career record for turnovers forced (11) ... Also gained
408 yards on 41 carries (9.9 ypc) as a senior with six touchdowns and caught 18
passes for 272 yards (15.1 ypr) ... Named first team all-state by IHSFCA and Chicago
Sun-Times and second-team by Chicago Tribune ... Helped Richards win back-to-back
conference championships and reach the second round of the IHSA playoffs in 2009 and
2010 ... Coached by Tony Sheehan.
Personal: Born Jason Jarrell Williams ... Son of Shiree Jackson and Jason Williams ... Majoring in human development and psychological services.