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2006 (Junior): Developed into the Commodores' top offensive lineman and one of the premier tackles in the Southeastern Conference... League coaches tabbed Williams as a postseason second team All-SEC recipient... In postseason ceremonies, earned team's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman Award from coaching staff... Started every game protecting quarterback's blind side at left tackle, running his consecutive start streak to 21 games... Constantly earned unit's top blocking grade... Shared team Offensive Player of the Week honors with receiver Earl Bennett following performance in win over Temple, then shared the same recognition with QB Chris Nickson following narrow loss at Kentucky... Earned the team offensive award outright for his performance in season finale versus Tennessee... After allowing one quarterback sack in the opener at Michigan, did not allow another in the final 11 games.
2005 (Sophomore): In first year of collegiate action, this agile, yet versatile lineman continually showed improvement as the season progressed… By season’s end, regarded as one of team’s most dependable offensive lineman, alternating between two positions on left side with responsibility of protecting quarterback’s blindside… Consistently graded out as one of team’s top offensive linemen while seeing action in every game… Earned nine consecutive starts at left guard, though he played just as frequently at left tackle… Shared team’s Offensive Player of the Week honors after performance in first collegiate start against Ole Miss… Two weeks later, named team’s Offensive Player of the Week for performance against Middle Tennessee.
2004 (Freshman): Academically ineligible, and did not dress... Participated as practice squad offensive tackle, earning scout team Offensive Player of the Week honors after Tennessee game.
2003 (Redshirt): Redshirted.
Personal: Christopher Joseph Williams... Son of Joseph and Sandres Williams... Named to 5A All-State Academic team and was vice president of National Honor Society... Member of Key Club and French Club... Named team's Most Improved Player as senior... Served as student minister... Was named to the 5A Academic All-State team... Member of French Club and Beta Club... Interested in engineering... School produced five 1-A signees... Catholic HS graduates include former FSU tailbacks Warrick Dunn and Travis Minor, and former Texas QB Major Applewhite... Also participated in track and field. High School: Starting offensive tackle for powerful Louisiana team... Earned starting role as junior... Two-year letterman... Team went 10-2 and captured district title.. Named All-Region and All-Conference as senior... Named team's Most Improved Player following senior season.
The Good: Williams is a huge athlete with a thick lower body, long arms and the footwork to become a quality NFL starting tackle. He is a strong drive blocker who locks on consistently and has the hand placement and lower body power to move an opponent out of the hole.
The Bad: At times, he can be a little slow off the snap and does not have great recovery ability if beaten early on the down. In pass protection, his technique breaks down at times and leaves him exposed to secondary and quick initial movement.
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