2006: Returned to the field after suffering a shoulder injury that required surgery following the 2005 season...Came back earlier than expected and was able to play in the season opener against Ole Miss...Saw limited action in the first six games of the season...Was credited with his only tackle in the Arkansas State meeting...Injured his knee and was forced to miss the remainder of the 2006 season...Did not require surgery and was limited during spring practice.
2005: Steady defensive lineman who battled through nagging injuries throughout the season...Played in nine games last season and started contests against Tulsa and UCF as Memphis had to shuffle on defensive front because of injuries...Opened the 2005 season with a tackle and a pass breakup against Ole Miss...Tallied one solo and one assisted tackle against Chattanooga...Had his best defensive game with two solo tackles and two assisted tackles in his first collegiate start against Tulsa...Registered his first career fumble recovery in the upset win over UTEP...Also logged two tackles in that victory...Credited with one tackle against UCF...Saw limited action against Houston and East Carolina with a hand injury...Missed the UAB contest with a shoulder injury...Played against Tennessee and Southern Miss, but missed the final two games of the season with a torn labrum in his shoulder...Ended the season with 10 tackles and one fumble recovery...Had surgery the following spring to repair the damage in his shoulder.
2004: Redshirted the 2004 season with the depth of the defensive line...Presented the Ralph Hatley Award at the 2005 Blue-Gray Game.
Prep: A four-year letterman for Coach Kevin Locastro at Christian Brothers High...One of four CBHS players to sign with the Tigers in December, 2003...Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team defense ...Named to The Commercial Appeal's 2003 "Best of the Preps" (Private School Division)...Also named to the All Shelby-Metro first team and the Division 2 All-State team...Selected to play in the AXA Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2003...Also picked to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star Classic...Started every game at CBHS since the eighth game of his freshman season...Credited with 30 solo tackles, 45 assisted tackles, 15 tackles for lost yardage (-64 yards), seven quarterback sacks (-46 yards), one pass interception returned for a touchdown, three pass breakups and two fumble recoveries in 2003...Named the Super 7 Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2003.
Personal: Ryan Miller Williams is the son of Dennis and Leslie Williams...Born October 22, 1985, in Memphis, Tenn.