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ARTHUR WILLIAMS - Football - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Offensive Lineman
Redshirt Senior
Waycross, Ga.
high school
E.E. Smith (N.C.)


Appeared in all 12 games with five starts at left guard after moving to offensive line from defensive tackle prior to season…started vs. Samford, at North Carolina State, at No. 3 Notre Dame, vs. No. 22 Boston College and vs. No. 13 Florida…blocked for an offense that ranked third in the ACC and 28th in the country with an average of 270.1 passing yards per game…FSU’s 3,241 passing yards as a team were the most in program history under a first-year head coach…helped Seminole offense top 400-yard mark in five games, including season-high 485 in 38-17 victory vs. Wake Forest…in FSU’s 22-21 win vs. No. 22 Boston College, the offensive line blocked as the Seminoles produced a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the same game for the first time in more than two years…offensive line also protected as the Seminoles had two different quarterbacks with at least one 350-yard passing game in the same regular season for the first time in program history, including season-high 421 at North Carolina State that was highest single-game total in head coach Willie Taggart’s career…helped block for explosive plays as FSU tied for the ACC lead with four plays of at least 70 yards and ranked among the conference’s top four in passing plays of 10, 20, 30, 50 and 70 yards.


Appeared in all 13 games, tallying eight tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks for 10 yards lost…tied a career high with three tackles against Delaware State, including an eight-yard sack…finished with career-high 2.5 tackles for loss against the Hornets…appeared on special teams in punt formations throughout the season.


Played in three games against Charleston Southern, Louisville, and Boston College…recorded four tackles on the season – three against Charleston Southern and one at Louisville…tallied the first sack of his career on a strip-sack against the Buccaneers for a 12-yard loss.


Appeared in nine games during his redshirt freshman season…finished the year with two tackles – one each against Texas State and Chattanooga…made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Texas State…contributed both on special teams and as a reserve defensive tackle in the final eight games of 2015 including in the Peach Bowl against Houston.


Redshirt season where he logged reps on the scout team.


Consensus three-star defensive tackle prospect in the 2014 recruiting class out of E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville, N.C….ranked the No. 21 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 39 player in North Carolina according to Rivals…tabbed the No. 37 defensive tackle and the No. 16 player in North Carolina…Scout’s No. 43 defensive tackle…ranked No. 21 on Fayetteville Observer Top 50…totaled 105 tackles and an interception en route to All-State First Team (all classifications), All-Mid South Conference and All-Cape Fear Region honors…piled up 84 tackles as a junior and led E.E. Smith High School to a conference championship…picked up MVP award at VTO Elite Combines in both North Carolina and Florida…chose Florida State over South Carolina, Miami and East Carolina…born September 4, 1995…majoring in social science.