Junior Quarterback Brett Smith and Wide Receiver Unit Shine for Offense,
Defense Intercepts Three Passes, and Returns Two for Touchdowns
Competition at Positions Will Continue Throughout Spring Practice and on Into the Fall
Defense Starts Fast and Forces Three Turnovers, But Offense Wins the Day in First Major Spring Scrimmage
Offense Enjoys Big Day, Winning 73 to 23, Sophomore Punter Tim Gleeson Leaves Team
UW This Season: Stuart Williams will serve as the backup place-kicker and punter heading into fall camp, and his versatility makes him a valuable asset to the special forces units.
2011: Williams appeared in two games for the Pokes, going 5-for-5 on PATs versus Weber State and 1-for-1 at Utah State.
High School: Williams was a 12-time letterwinner in four sports at Nederland High School. As a senior on the football field, he earned All-State, All-Conference and All-Region honors under coach Aaron Jones. He connected on 11-of-12 extra points and 5-of-8 field goals, while averaging 59.4 yards on kickoffs. During his junior campaign he hit 16-of-18 extra points and 3-of-4 field goals and averaged 58.3 yards per kickoff. Williams made 13-of-18 extra points as a sophomore. He made a career long 55-yard field goal and also handled punting duties his final two years of high school. Williams also competed in nordic skiing, soccer and track and field, while earning multiple academic honors in the classroom. He was named to the Colorado Academic All-State First Team four times and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born on Aug. 27, 1992, he is the son of Susan and Steven Williams and has one sister. He was also recruited by Colorado and Cal Poly. He is majoring in architectural engineering.