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Bryson Allen-Williams
Bryson  Allen-Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ellenwood, Ga.

High School:
Ceder Grove

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 229

Position:
LB

Experience:
3 VL

Major:
Broadcast Journalism


10/2/2014

'He's going to be a good football player'

By John Whittle (The Big Spur)

2016 Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring

2015 Spring Everyday Attitude Award (Defense)

Senior who is considered one of the more vocal team leaders... likely to play the Sam linebacker position... has played 37 games over the past three seasons, making 10 starts... has 14.5 tackles for loss among his 125 career stops.

2016: Played in every game, making seven starts... ranked second on the team with 75 tackles (46 solo) and was second with 8.5 tackles for loss... had eight games with six or more tackles, including a career-high 12 stops in the regular season finale at Clemson... logged a pair of interceptions, picking off passes at Clemson and against USF in the season's final two games... earned the special team's Tenacity Award, as selected by the players following the season... set a then-career high with seven tackles at Mississippi State, including two tackles for loss... matched that with seven tackles, including one tackle for loss vs. East Carolina... made six tackles at Kentucky... matched a career high with seven tackles against Texas A&M... set a new career-high with nine tackles (all solo) and added one tackle for loss against Georgia... had a big day in the UMass win, matching career highs of nine tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss while recording his first career full sack... finished with four tackles and a 13-yard sack in the Missouri win... made three tackles with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Florida... made six tackles in the Western Carolina win... earned the Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring accolades.

2015: Saw action in every game with one start... credited with 23 tackles, including 14 solo stops... recorded a career-high six tackles including a half-tackle for loss at Georgia... logged five tackles including four solos at LSU... saw his most extensive duty against Vanderbilt after T.J. Holloman was ejected for targeting... logged three tackles and picked off his first pass against the Commodores... had four stops including a pair of tackles for loss against Florida... made his first start of the season against The Citadel and responded with three tackles, including a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hurry... recognized with the Everyday Attitude award for the defense at the 2015 spring game.

2014: True freshman... started the season at linebacker in a 3-4 scheme, but moved to defensive end late in the campaign... played in 12 games, making a pair of starts... logged 27 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss... earned the start in the season opener against Texas A&M... joined Al Harris Jr. as first true freshmen to start a season opener since Jadeveon Clowney in 2011... recovered first career fumble at Vanderbilt... forced two quarterback hurries to go with three tackles versus Missouri... collected a season high five tackles versus Tennessee... had a career day at Florida, collecting a half sack, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble... started at defensive end and made three tackles against South Alabama.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.) High School in 2014.... coached by Jimmy Smith... the Saints went 7-5 in his senior season, reaching the second round of the state AAA playoffs... earned Class AAA second-team all-state honors by the Georgia Sportswriters... earned a spot on the AJC's Class AAA All-Metro squad... played in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl in San Antonio, Texas following his senior season... collected 99 tackles with 22 tackles for loss including 16 sacks, three fumble recoveries and an interception as a junior... was an AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl selection... recorded 64 tackles as a sophomore... Rivals.com considered him a four-star prospect, the sixth-best outside linebacker in the nation, No. 103 overall, and the 28th-best player in the state of Georgia... Scout.com gave him a four-star rating, is No. 12 on its list of outside linebackers and No. 138 overall... 247Sports.com listed him as a four-star recruit, the nation's No. 6 outside linebacker, the seventh-best player in the state of Georgia and No. 96 on its Top247 list... ESPN considered him a four-star prospect, No. 162 on its ESPN300 list, the 10th-best outside linebacker in the nation and the 11th-best player in the state... ranked by PrepStar as a four-star prospect and No. 208 on the Top 300 All-American Team... also visited UCLA, Alabama and Georgia and had offers from over 20 other major schools.

PERSONAL: Bryson Allen-Williams was born October 15, 1996... is a broadcast journalism major.