Evan Williams
Evan Williams


Mountain Grove, Mo.

High School:
Mountain Grove High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190




Football Bears Honored at Annual Team Banquet

Saffold is Player of the Year

Third-year squad member who will provide depth and experience at cornerback this fall ... Had a pair of tackles in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).

2011: Played in the season finale at Youngstown State (11/19/11) in his first college appearance ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of Year ... Named MSU Special Teams Scout Player of Week for Eastern Kentucky (9/10/11) game ... Also earned MSU Defensive Scout Player of Week for league opener at Southern Illinois (9/24/11).

2010: Redshirted in his first season with the program ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for efforts in preparing the Bears' offense for the Indiana State game (10/16/10).

High School: A three-sport standout at Mountain Grove (Mo.) High, Williams was a three-year starter and four-year letterman for Coach Steve Ary's Panthers ... Earned All-South Central Association honors 3 years, including first-team honors twice ... Was third-team all-state as a senior in 2009 ... Helped squad to four straight SCA titles and state playoff appearances, including a 9-3 record his senior year and impressive 11-2 run to the state semifinals his freshman year ... Rushed for 1,370 yards on 162 carries and 19 TDs as a junior, including a 269-yard rushing game with 4 scores against Thayer (9/4/09) ... Recorded 67 total tackles as a junior ... Also lettered in track and basketball.

Personal: Evan Burleson Williams was born 11/21/91 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Burl and Bridget Williams of Mountain Grove, Mo. ... Has a brother, Logan, and two sisters, Courtney and Kenzie ... Mother is superintendent of Mountain Grove Schools and MSU alum ... Majoring in Construction Management.

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