Ole Miss' leading pass rusher Sam Williams announces plans for 2021
Ole Miss defense received a huge boost entering 2021 as leading pass rusher Sam Williams said he has “unfinished business” and he’s “not done yet” on social media.
Williams led the Rebels with four sacks in the 2020 season, the second straight year he led the unit in that category after he had six in 2019.
If the defense against Indiana in the Outback Bowl was any indication, Rebel fans should be excited for next season. Ole Miss entered the game allowing more yards per game than any FBS team, but instead held Indiana to 20 points and 4.3 yards per play.
Williams was in the middle of that strong play as he supplied consistent pressure as the Rebels held the Hoosiers to just 141 yards and three points in the first half and intercepted one pass in the red zone.
Williams will now have another season to build his NFL resume as he came into this past season as a key defender. In 2019, he finished season with 9.5 tackles for loss and five quarterback hurries.
The 6-foot-4 and 265-pounder is from Montgomery, Alabama and previously played at Northeast Mississippi C.C. In the JUCO ranks, he was a 4-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite and the No. 7 JUCO prospect in the nation and No. 3 weak-side defensive end.
Unfinished Business…… pic.twitter.com/VuWjK0AXAf
— BIG SAM 💙 (@DegarrickSamuel) January 4, 2021