Ohio State's 2015 seniors on the cusp of 50 victories
The scholars were all part of Ohio State's unbeaten, 12-0 2012 season
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Ohio State had its second practice of the spring Thursday; now the team is off until the 19th
Team practices in shorts and helmets in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Ohio State @ Illinois
Ohio State Overview: Cam Williams is an impressive and respectful young man who has an incredibly bright future ahead of him after he is through contributing for the Buckeyes ... a true senior and a three-year Varsity O letterman, Williams has appeared in 39 Ohio State games as a special teams performer and reserve linebacker with one start to his credit ... he has 28 career tackles ... Cam is a fine student-athlete and has earned OSU Scholar-Athlete honors three times and Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors twice ... he interned in the summer of 2015 with the Columbus law firm Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter ... will graduate in December with his degree in communications.
2014 Season (Junior): Williams played in all 15 games for the College Football Playoff national champions ... lined up for a career-high 46 plays in the win over Illinois, including 33 snaps on defense ... also had 30 plays vs. Rutgers ... totaled 10 tackles on the year, including four vs. Illinois.
2013 Season (Sophomore): Williams played in all 14 games ... he made his first career start in place of the injured Curtis Grant at Illinois Nov. 16 and responded with a career-high 10 tackles, including four solo stops ... had 88 snaps on defense vs. the Illini ... made two tackles in the win over Michigan ... he recorded 15 tackles for the season and also had two pass break-ups.
2012 Season (Freshman): Williams lettered as a true freshman for Ohio State's undefeated team ... he played primarily on special teams and had playing time in 10 games, including in the final nine games of the season ... played on defense for the first time as a collegian vs. Alabama-Birmingham ... played a personal-high 15 snaps on defense vs. Nebraska.
More on Cam: Williams was a four-star prospect as a high school senior who was rated the No. 1 player in the Northeast region by SuperPrep ... he was also rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 8 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com, and a four-star prospect by Scout.com ... he was the No. 1 player in Massachusetts according to Rivals.com and he was on the Rivals 250 list ... he was also named a SuperPrep All-American ... playing for coach Alex Campea, Williams had 119 tackles for a 7-2 Catholic Memorial team as a senior ... he was named all-scholastic by the Boston Globe and the defensive player of the year in the Catholic Conference ... he played in the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Jan. 3 in Phoenix, Ariz. ... he was a member of the National Honor Society ... Williams is the son of Jacquelin and Brent Williams ... his father had an 11-year NFL career between 1986-96 with three teams -- New England, Seattle and the New York Jets ... his brother, Brennan, played collegiately at North Carolina and is currently with the Houston Texans.
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