Meet The Legends of USC Football

Leonard Williams

USC Stats: 39 games played, 218 total tackles (111 solo), 35.5 tackles for loss, 20.0 sacks, 4 forced fumbles (2 recoveries), 2 interceptions 

From the very first time he suited up for practice as a Trojan, it was evident that Leonard Williams was going to be a star. Standing at 6-foot-5 and a tick above 300 pounds, Williams had the look of an NFL player from the jump. The defensive end dominated as a freshman, earning Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honors on the strength of 8.0 sacks and 13.5 TFL. In addition to being a mountain of a man, Williams possesses elite athleticism. Consider this — when the USC star ran a 4.97 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, he became the first defensive player (at least measuring 6-foot-5, 300+ pounds) to break 5.0 seconds in 10 years. His combination of lateral quickness, power and technique off the edge led to consecutive First-Team All-American honors in 2013 and 2014.

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