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#98 Xavier Williams
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 311
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Grandview
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Xavier Williams Biography
Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications
Release: 06/01/2011

2013: Played in all 12 games and started 11 at defensive tackle … finished third on the team in tackles with 74, including 12 tackles for loss and 6 sacks … recorded eight tackles and three sacks for a loss of 14 yards against Drake (9/7) … grabbed 11 tackles, including eight solo against Southern Illinois (10/12) … finished with a career-high 12 tackles and one forced fumble against Illinois State (11/2) … earned All-MVFC first team status … was named to the Beyond Sports Network All-America honorable mention team.

2012: Played and started in all 11 games on the defensive line … finished with 50 tackles, one forced fumble and set a new school record of blocked kicks in a season with five … recorded a season high 10 tackles against North Dakota State (9/29) and Southern Illinois (10/13) … had one forced fumble and a tackle for a loss of four yards against Southern Illinois … blocked kicks against Wisconsin (9/1), North Dakota State,  Southern Illinois, South Dakota (11/10) and Missouri State (11/17).

2011: Saw action in five games for the Panthers primarily as a reserve on the defensive line ... tallied seven total tackles on the season including 1.5 TFL ... recorded one sack for four yards in a 17-10 victory over Southern Illinois (10/22) ... made three stops vs. Southern Illinois with two of them being solo ... recorded three total tackles at North Dakota State.

2010: Redshirted ... racked up five tackles in the 2011 spring game.

High School: First-team all-conference pick ... named to the Suburban Mid-Six team in 2009 ... first-team all-metro status ... team captain for head coach Ron Freeman and the Grandview Bulldogs ... three-year starter on the wrestling team ... two-time state qualifier.

Personal: Son of Tom and Ursula Copeland ... has a sister, Kristen, and a brother, Rodrick, who plays football for the Division II national champion Northwest Missouri State Bearcats ... majoring in movement and exercise science.

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