Personal: LAMAR CONSOLIDATED: Jacquizz (Ja-QUIZ) is one of the most honored prep players in the state of Texas...nicknamed “Mr. Touchdown” by his teammates, he broke the state record for scores with 136...named the inaugural Texas Associated Press Player of the Year in 2007 after leading Lamar Consolidated to its first ever state title...added Texas Sports Writers Association 4A Offensive Player of the Year...rushed for 2,902 yards and 43 touchdowns as a senior – for his career he gained 8,245 yards, the sixth-highest total in the state...rushed for 100-plus yards 41 times (2nd in Texas all-time) and for 200-plus yards 21 times...First Team EA Sports High School All-American and 2008 Parade All-American...Old Spice Red Zone and Built Ford Tough Player of the Year for Texas...played safety on defense....selected one of six Texas high school “scholar athletes of the year”...also played basketball and track, lettering four years as a point guard and three years as a relay runner.
PERSONAL: Born in Richmond, Texas...son of Tasha Williams...has three siblings, including brother James, a sophomore receiver at Oregon State...several former prep teammates are playing at Division I schools...Michael Lewis of the 49ers is an uncle...spoke about the dangers of drugs at elementary schools in the Richmond area...highlighted in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd feature of the May 12, 2008 edition...chose OSU because of the “coaches encouraging education, Coach Riley, the city and the friendly students”...undecided major.
Notes: First name is pronounced "Juh-quizz." Has a daughter. Brother, James, is a receiver for the Beavers, and uncle, Michael Lewis, is a safety for the Rams. Running back-safety also earned letters in basketball (four) and track (three) as a Texas prep. Was a state champion, Parade All-American, Texas AP Player of the Year and the state's 4A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior after capping his career with 8,245 yards and a state-record 136 touchdowns. As a true freshman in 2008, started 10-of-11 games in which he played and carried 259 times for 1,253 yards (4.8-yard average) and 11 touchdowns with 29 receptions for 247 yards (8.5) and a touchdown. Cracked his scapula against Arizona and missed the final two games. Started all 13 games in '09, racking up 273-1,440-21 (5.3) rushing and 78-522-1 (6.7) receiving. Pulled a posterior muscle against Washington. Started all 12 games in which he played in '10 and totaled 256-1,184-14 (4.6) rushing with 44-287-3 (6.5) receiving. Also tossed a pair of TD passes in his career. Will be a 21-year-old rookie. Elected to declare to support family. Elected to not run 60-yard shuttle or perform the bench-press at the Combine.
Positives: Rocked up with muscle and is very strong in his lower body. Tough, confident and competitive - runs with passion. Has rabbit feet and can stop and start and cut sharply - leaves defenders grasping at air. Outstanding lateral agility and short-area quickness - can jump-cut and scoot. Terrific balance, peripheral vision and elusiveness that enable him to string moves together. Very efficient in his movement. Catches easily and was very productive as a receiver. Very protective of the football. Has traits to be an effective returner.
Negatives: Very short and small-framed with limited growth potential. Long-term durability is a concern - logged heavy mileage (more than 900 touches in three seasons) and is not built to withstand the physical toll of the NFL game. Does not have elite top-end speed (limited leg extension) and is not a home-run hitter. Did not return kicks.
Summary: Extremely driven, highly motivated competitor who has thrived with his back against the wall all his life, comes from nothing and will find a way to produce in a situational third-down role and as a return man, despite limited experience as a returner, where his brother handled the chore in college.