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#6 E.J. Williams

E.J. Williams - Football - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
WR
Height:
6-3
Weight:
190
Class:
So.
Hometown:
Phenix City, Ala.
High School:
Central HS
BIO

Enters 2021 with 24 catches for 306 yards and two touchdowns in 396 snaps over 12 games (four starts) after emerging down the stretch as a true freshman in 2020.

2020: Posted 306 yards on 24 receptions, both fifth on the team, adding two touchdown catches in 396 snaps over 12 games (four starts) … caught a six-yard pass in his collegiate debut at Wake Forest … tied for team lead with three receptions vs. The Citadel, gaining 58 yards … caught one pass vs. No. 7 Miami … gained 29 yards on two receptions at Georgia Tech … caught two passes for 22 yards vs. Syracuse … gained 24 yards on two receptions vs. Boston College … caught an eight-yard pass at No. 4 Notre Dame … recorded his first career touchdown reception amidst a three-catch, 38-yard day vs. Pitt … posted career highs with four receptions for 80 yards in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame, including a 33-yard touchdown catch and a highlight-reel one-handed grab … had five catches for 45 yards in Sugar Bowl vs. No. 3 Ohio State.

Before Clemson: Played for Jamey DuBose at Central High School in Phenix City, Ala. … over his final two years, recorded 84 catches for 1,407 yards and 19 touchdowns … had 44 receptions for 739 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior while helping his team to a 12-2 overall record … first-team all-region, All-OA News, All-Bi-City as a junior and senior … had 40 receptions for 668 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior … averaged 16.8 yards per catch and a touchdown every 4.4 receptions in that span … selected to the Under Armour All-America Game … during early signing period, listed the No. 98 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, which also ranked him as the fourth-best player in Alabama … ranked No. 112 overall and fourth-best player in Alabama by PrepStar … ESPN.com ranked Williams as the No. 124 overall player in the nation and sixth-best player in Alabama … listed No. 132 overall by Rivals.com, the fourth-best player in Alabama … MVP for the Alabama team in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game on Dec. 14, posting six catches for 98 receiving yards in the game … recruited to Clemson by Todd Bates and Jeff Scott … committed to Clemson on Aug. 24, 2019.

Personal: Born Nov. 14, 2001 … enrolled at Clemson in January 2020 … sports communication major … played at same high school as current Tigers receiver Justyn Ross and safety Ray Thornton III … his sister, Kahlia Lawrence, was a 2018 draft pick by the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx … wore No. 39 on Military Appreciation Day in 2020 to honor his father, Sgt. 1st Class Eddie Williams, Sr., who passed away at age 39 in 2010 after 18 years of service in the U.S. Army.