|36 Jerry Williams
Finished spring ball as a backup cornerback ... Earned a place on the team in 2011 ... Practiced as a wide receiver in his first year with the team, then moved to cornerback in the spring of 2012 ... His athleticism gives him a lot of upside as a defensive back ... Has shown great eagerness to learn in practice.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to practice with the team.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Posted 22 wins his last two seasons at Henry Clay High School as a quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back ... Had over 2,000 yards passing his junior season for 29 total touchdowns ... Best game of his high school career came against Lafayette where he had 300 yards rushing and six touchdowns ... Collected a lot of awards both his junior and senior seasons, including being named the top player in 6A District Eight football his junior season and the top athlete award his senior season ... A two-time MVP of the Don Marshall Bowl and the Elmer T. Gilb Top Offensive Back Award ,., Coached by Sam Simpson ... Ran track at Henry Clay, lettering three years ... 4x200 and 4x400 state champion as a sophomore and 4x400 state champion as a junior ... Was named to the honor roll his junior and senior years.
Personal: Born in Lexington, Ky. ... Son of Tiffanie Roland and Jerry Williams Jr. ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.
Community Cats: Participated in Big Blue U Move-In, helping students move into their dorms (2011, `12) ... Helped with Read Across America (2012), God's Pantry (2013) and volunteered for the "Be the Match" Bone Marrow Donor Drive (2012).
Jerry Says ... My nickname is: J-Will ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: engineering ... My game-day superstition is: eat bacon every game-day morning ... My favorite part of game day is: The Game itself! Nothing like playing with your brothers in front of the #BBN ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the diverse culture, meeting people from all over the world ... My hidden talent is: I can draw.