Nov 30, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange quarterback Terrel Hunt (10) ducks under the tackle by Boston College Eagles defensive back Dominique Williams (9) during the third quarter of a game at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse won the game 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College Football 2014: Dominique Williams, SS

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Fifth-year senior DB Dominique Williams had his breakout year in 2013 for the Boston College Eagles, with a good outlook in 2014.

Williams did not have to go far to get to Boston College, coming up Route 24 from Brockton. Prior to his arrival on the Heights, Dominique Williams was considered to be one of the best defensive players locally on the high school level. In fact, if you look at this page, you will see a few photos of Williams receiving awards from the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.

The 2010 season passed Williams by, but once he was done with his redshirt year, he made his collegiate debut early in the 2011 campaign. That first Boston College appearance was made by Williams in the first game against Northwestern, and his first collegiate start was the following week at Central Florida.

As a redshirt freshman, Dominique Williams had five tackles. As a sophomore, he had seven. Then, as a junior, he had 65, plus his first career interception against Florida State as Williams was one of the few to pick off Jameis Winston in 2013.

All of this points to good things in 2014.

Dominique Williams #9: Fast Facts

  • Position: Safety
  • Hometown: Brockton, Massachusetts
  • High School: Brockton High School
  • Measurements: 6-foot-0, 220 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Redshirt senior
  • BC games played: 33

Dominique Williams #9: 2013 Season

  • Starting strong safety
  • Games played: 13 (10 starts)
  • Cumulative statistics: 65 tackles, 3.5 TFL, INT
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster
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Williams made his presence known last season, going from just another name on the depth chart to truly standing out with his huge jump in tackles and general greater involvement in the defense.

At present, there is no reason to suggest that he cannot at least replicate his performance from last season and continue to lead in the defensive secondary. Expect him to start all games.

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