Duke Football BIO
48 Deion Williams
2013: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 14 games with one starting assignment ... earned start against Navy ... recorded 17 tackles and 0.5 tackle for loss ... had a season-high seven tackles in the win over Navy ... had five stops in the victory over Troy ... on the field for 292 snaps.
2012: Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams ... posted four total tackles including a season-high three against Clemson ... on the field for 160 total snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Lutheran under coach Jim Kunau ... listed as the No. 30 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com ... recorded 33 tackles and five quarterback sacks in 2011 ... first team all-conference pick following senior campaign ... served as team captain as a senior ... registered 43 tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks as a junior ... posted 28 tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks in sophomore season ... one of six finalists for the Watkins Award, an honor presented annually to the top African-American high school student-athlete in the nation ... also lettered in wrestling and track and field ... on the wrestling mat, won the CIF Coastal Division Championship and advanced to the quarterfinals at the state championships in the 220-pound weight class as a senior ... placed eighth in the county and 32nd in the state in the 220-pound weight class as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of LaToya Butler ... born September 2, 1994 ... majoring in philosophy while minoring in African and African-American studies.