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79  Garry Williams
Garry Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Seneca

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 300

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Experience:
3L


  • All-SEC (second team) by SEC coaches (2007)
  • SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic by the SEC Office (2007)
  • UK Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman by UK coaches (2006)

Has started 25 consecutive games at left tackle, protecting the blind side of the now-departed Andre' Woodson ... UK's most experienced offensive lineman ... Was a key component of the team's improved run blocking last season ... Appeared in 34 career games, gaining 28 starting assignments.

2007 (Junior): Selected second-team All-SEC by league coaches ... Named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance vs. Florida Atlantic ... Graded at 88 percent for that game ... Part of the offensive line that has helped the Wildcats set a school record for most points in a season.

2006 (Sophomore): Coaches named him the team's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman for the 2006 season ... Started the final 12 games of the season at left tackle.

2005 (Freshman): Played in eight games, starting the last three at left tackle after Fatu Turituri went out with injury ... Earned his first varsity letter ... Originally signed with UK in Feb. 2004, he enrolled at UK in Aug. 2005.

High School: First-team all-state choice as a senior (2003 season) by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Also picked for the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top-22 players in Kentucky ... Four-year letterman and four-year starter at Seneca HS in Louisville ... Started his freshman year at defensive tackle, then the last three seasons at offensive tackle ... Helped lead the Red Hawks to a 10-2 record his senior season, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs ... Anchored the line for an offensive unit that averaged 36.8 points per game and helped protect a 3,000-yard passer ... During the regular season, Seneca was ranked No. 1 in the state for the first time in school history and the Red Hawks were the last team to defeat Louisville Trinity before the Shamrocks marched to the state championship ... His team went to the state playoffs all four seasons he played ... As a senior, named All-Metro Louisville by the Voice Tribune and was on the all-district team his last two seasons ... An All-South Region choice by PrepStar magazine ... The No. 8 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com and SuperPrep ... Played in the Kentucky-Tennessee High School All-Star Game ... Coached by Lonnie Oldham ... "Garry is fast and has good footwork," Oldham said. "He is a hard worker in the weight room and on the field. That's what separates him from other players." ... A three-year letterman in track and field ... Second in the state in the shot put as a senior and third in the state as a junior ... Honor roll student ... Member of the Future Farmers of America ... Chose Kentucky over Western Kentucky and Louisville.

Personal: Born in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Garry Williams Sr. and Angela Williams ... Major is community communications and leadership development.

Community Cats: Participated in the UK Children's Hospital "Breakfast With Santa" and as a bellringer for the Salvation Army (2007).

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium