Countdown to Kickoff - 76 days

Countdown to Kickoff - 76 days

To get ready for the 2011 football season, BlueRaiderZone is doing an in-depth look at Middle Tennessee's roster. One player per day, we're counting down the days until kickoff. Today's featured player is r-SR OL Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Class: r-Sr.
Position: OL
Weight: 262 pounds
Previous School: Jefferson HS
Hometown: Tampa, FL

Honors: 2010 - Presented the Junior Academic Award ... 2008 - Named to the Daily News Journal All-Sun Belt Freshman Team ... Voted to the Sun Belt All-Freshman team.

2010: Played in all 13 games and had 11 starts ... Led all offensive linemen with 838 total snaps, including 70 or more in a game six times ... Earned 14 winning grades from the coaches and shared the team lead with 51 knockdowns ... Played all 41 offensive snaps against Minnesota ... Was in for a team-high 100 plays in win over APSU ... Played all 75 offensive snaps at Memphis ... Voted a game captain against Louisiana and had a season-high eight knockdowns ... Ejected in the second quarter of the ULM game for throwing a punch and missed the first half of the ASU game ... Did not start against North Texas due to disciplinary reasons but played 51 total snaps ... Played all 66 offensive snaps at WKU and 71 total ... Also played every offensive snap at FIU (66) and against Miami in the bowl game (65).

2009: Played and started all 13 games ... Had 886 total snaps on the year including a season-high 88 against North Texas ... Earned nine winning grades from the coaches ... Led the Blue Raiders with 68 knockdowns on the season including 11 against North Texas and 10 against FIU ... Credited with an 80 percent grade or better five times ... Was in on 72 total snaps at Clemson and 61 against Memphis ... Had 86 snaps at Maryland and followed that with 88 plays at North Texas ... Played all 66 offensive snaps against Mississippi State ... Was part of an offensive line that allowed the Blue Raiders to rush for 385 yards in win over FIU and 243 yards in win against USM in the New Orleans Bowl ... Graded out at 84 percent against USM and led the line with four knockdowns.

2008: Played and started all 12 games at left tackle ... His 904 total snaps played equaled the most among linemen with Mark Thompson ... Had 15 winning grades from the coaches to lead all offensive linemen ... Earned his first collegiate start at left tackle against Troy and played all 87 snaps on offense to go with three more on special teams ... Was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack against Maryland, Kentucky or Mississippi State ... Played all 66 offensive snaps in win over FAU and played all 78 at FIU.

2007: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Named the Hillsborough Lineman of the Year his senior season at Jefferson High School ... An all-county and all-area selection ... Was an offensive lineman and a defensive end ... Against Armwood he graded out at 95 percent as an offensive lineman and recorded two sacks on defense in 2006 ... Played for Coach Mike Fenton ... One of four signees to ink with the Blue Raiders from Jefferson in 2007.

Full Name: Mike Delano Williams ... Parents: Jeff Williams and Diane Mitchell ... Born: 12/29/88 ... Major: Organizational Communication. Recommended Stories

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