Boston College Football 2014: Harris Williams, OL


Offensive lineman Harris Williams put together a strong junior year for the Boston College Eagles, and figures to have a senior year just as good.

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Williams is quite a bit removed from his high school days, having last suited up for Proctor Academy in 2009. There, he was a lineman on both offense and defense; notably, as a sophomore in high school, he received an award for being the most improved lineman in the league.

There are some parallels to his time at Boston College. Harris Williams started out as a redshirt, missing out on the 2010 season, but between 2011 and 2012, he appeared in only nine games. His redshirt freshman year saw him make it into seven, but as a redshirt sophomore, injury (a broken foot, to be exact) kept him out for almost the entire season.

Williams would bounce back in a big way in 2013 under the new coaching staff. He started all 13 games at left guard for Boston College and was part of an offensive line that produced a Heisman Trophy finalist and otherwise blocked quite well in the run game.

2014 is looking just as noteworthy for the local fifth-year senior.

Harris Williams #64: Fast Facts

  • Position: Right guard
  • Hometown: Lynn, Massachusetts
  • High School: Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
  • Measurements: 6-foot-3. 299 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Redshirt senior
  • BC games played: 22

Harris Williams #64: 2013 Season

  • Starting right guard
  • Games played: 13 (started all)
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster

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Harris Williams is going to be a starter on the offensive line again in 2014; unless positions are switched around to accommodate Ian Silberman or others moving up, it will be at right guard once more.

The offensive line will be almost all seniors this season, and it is almost difficult to believe that Williams is still amongst the least experienced of them in terms of game play and starts. Still, there is every reason to believe that he will have a respectable 2014 as he closes out his Eagles career.

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