CEDRIC WILLIAMS
Offensive Guard
1998-2002
James Island, SC
Biography
As a senior at James Island Williams earned all-region and All-Lowcountry (from the Charleston Post and Courier) on his way to a Shrine Bowl berth while playing tight end and defensive line. He was a force defensively that season, recording 116 tackles, 21 for losses and five sacks. He had missed much of his junior season with the Trojans due to a knee injury, which left him as a sleeper during the recruiting period. He committed to Brad Scott and USC after also visiting The Citadel officially. He signed in 1998 and was redshirted that season while playing on the defensive line. Lou Holtz took over in 1999 and moved Williams to left tackle, where he started nine games in 1999. He moved inside to guard in 2000 and earned All-SEC honors from the Associated Press that year. Selected a third-team All-American by Athlon’s in the 2001 pre-season, Williams missed the season opener against Boise State due to a sprained knee and some time later in the year with an Achilles tendon injury. He started every game as a senior and was invited to play in the Rotary Gridiron All-Star Classic after the season. After working with the Department of Juvenile Justice for two years Williams returned to USC as a grad assistant in 2006, a position he held for the next three years. He went on to coach the offensive line at Tennessee State (2009), Mississippi Valley State (2010 – reduced sacks allowed from 58 to 24) and Newberry (2011).
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
James Island Charleston, SC

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1998 Media Guide 76 L 6-3 280 Fr
1999 Media Guide 76 OG 6-3 290 RFr
1999 Fall 1999 76 OG 6-3 290 RFr 10 10
2000 Fall 2000 76 OG 6-3 295 So
2000 Tennessee 2000 76 OL 6-3 295 So 9 9
2001 Spring 2001 76 OG 6-3 295 Jr
2001 Fall 2001 76 OG 6-3 300 Jr 8 8
2002 Spring 2002 76 OG 6-3 300 Sr
2002 Fall 2002 76 OG 6-3 300 Sr 12 12
1998 Fall 1998 76 L 6-3 280 Fr 0 0
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
1999 Media Guide Left Guard 2nd String
1999 vs Georgia Left Tackle Starter
2000 Media Guide Left Guard Starter
2002 Outback Bowl Left Guard Starter
2002 Media Guide Left Guard Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Recruiting Class Review : 1998
Honors
AwardYear
2000 All-SEC (AP)
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1999-09-04 North Carolina State Left Tackle
1999-09-11 Georgia Left Tackle
1999-09-18 East Carolina Left Tackle
1999-10-02 Mississippi Left Tackle
1999-10-09 Kentucky Left Tackle
1999-10-16 Arkansas Right Tackle
1999-10-23 Vanderbilt Left Tackle
1999-10-30 Tennessee Left Tackle
1999-11-13 Florida Left Tackle
1999-11-20 Clemson Left Tackle
2000-09-02 New Mexico State Left Guard
2000-09-09 Georgia Left Guard
2000-09-16 Eastern Michigan Left Guard
2000-09-23 Mississippi State Left Guard
2000-09-30 Alabama Left Guard
2000-10-07 Kentucky Left Guard
2000-10-14 Arkansas Left Guard
2000-10-28 Tennessee Left Guard
2001-01-01 Ohio State Left Guard
2001-09-08 Georgia Left Guard
2001-09-20 Mississippi State Left Guard
2001-10-06 Kentucky Left Guard
2001-10-13 Arkansas Left Guard
2001-11-03 Wofford Left Guard
2001-11-10 Florida Left Guard
2001-11-17 Clemson Left Guard
2002-01-01 Ohio State Left Guard
2002-08-31 New Mexico State Left Guard
2002-09-07 Virginia Left Guard
2002-09-14 Georgia Left Guard
2002-09-21 Temple Left Guard
2002-09-28 Vanderbilt Left Guard
2002-10-05 Mississippi State Left Guard
2002-10-12 Kentucky Weak Guard
2002-10-19 Louisiana State Left Guard
2002-11-02 Tennessee Left Guard
2002-11-09 Arkansas Left Guard
2002-11-16 Florida Left Guard
2002-11-23 Clemson Left Guard
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay