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Boise State numerical roster countdown 2016: Day 46, Desmond Williams

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We are going to be profiling a player new to the Broncos. As of yet, he is unassigned a number, so we’ll plug him in a spot that he could wear. With only 46 days until our long-awaited “Christmas in early September” we will take a look at Desmond Williams.

#46, Desmond Williams, True Freshman, DB

(Photo courtesy of Scout)


Height: 6’

Weight: 190 lbs

High School: Centennial High School, Corona, CA

How'd he get to the Blue™?

A bit of a no-brainer for the Centennial High standout. He had two offers to play FBS level college ball. Two. Washington State and Boise State. Which makes things kind of easy, in that he only needed to choose the correct one. And the correct one he did!

Williams’ commitment was somewhat over-shadowed by Reid Harrison-Ducros’ own pledge as Williams had announced it right after RHD. And there was a bit of... waffling... but he stuck it out and signed on the dotted line.

In his senior campaign he had 26 solo tackles, 34 assisted (60 total). He had four hurries, but no sacks. He also had an interception and a fumble recovery.



Because I assume anyone named “Desmond” will be striking the Heisman Pose at some point in his career. And it will be awesome.


A young Tony Todd

Career Highlights

Second-team all-league as a junior and first-team as a senior. He helped win PAC-5 championships two years in a row.

2016 Prospectus

In short: expect a redshirt this year. Afterwards? Well, that is mostly up to him. The Broncos have him listed as a linebacker. If that goes through, Tanner Vallejo and Darren Lee will be gone to graduation. Joe Martarano will be a senior and Leighton Vander Esch could ascend to a starting role. With the consistency of the linebacking corps, this would not necessarily be a bad thing as having a strong rotation of linebackers would be awesome. It would not hurt my feelings having Andy Avalos get this kid in the linebacker rotation.

Course, there is also the possibility of him playing safety. If that is the case, he could be in for a sit. As Dylan Sumner-Gardner would, presumably, be a redshirt junior to go along with redshirt senior Kameron Miles. DSG would have the start, but the rotation could very well help Williams.

Heck, Williams could also fill the nickel spot. All this lends to Williams’ perceived flexibility. Whatever the case, his impact (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!) would be welcome.

Is he on Twitter?

Yes he is.

Completely made up fact

He once had the strangest idea for a breakfast cereal: nails. But it seems to work for him, so there you go.