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    Kyle Williams
    Kyle Williams

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Dallas, Tex

    High School:
    Highland Park

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 295

    Position:
    OT

    Birthdate:
    03/19/1984

    Experience:
    2V

    2006: Williams will compete for the starting right offensive tackle spot as a senior in 2006.

    2005: Williams served as a key backup offensive tackle and played on special teams as a junior in 2005. He appeared in 12 games in 2005 (all but Arizona State). He was used often in extra offensive linemen formations near the goal line.

    2004: Williams was an often-used backup at right offensive tackle and also played on special teams as a sophomore in 2004. He appeared in 12 games (all but BYU) in 2004.

    2003: Williams was a backup offensive right guard and played on special teams as a redshirt freshman in 2003. He appeared in 12 games in 2003 (all but BYU), all on the PAT/field goal protection team. He also saw brief action on the offensive line in 7 of those games (Hawaii, Arizona State, Stanford, Notre Dame, Arizona, UCLA and Oregon State). He was switched from offensive tackle to guard in 2003 spring drills.

    2002: Williams redshirted as a freshman offensive tackle in 2002, his first year at USC.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2001 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Max Emfinger All-American, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Southwest, Prep Star All-Midlands Region, Student Sports All-Southwest first team, All-State, Dave Campbell Football Magazine Texas 4-1 Player of the Year finalist, Old Spice Lone Star All-Star team, All-Area and All-District as a senior offensive lineman at Highland Park High in Dallas (Tex.). He had 126 pancake blocks, didn't allow a sack and posted a blocking grade of 89% in 2001. As a junior in 2000, he had 60 pancake blocks. He was a 3-year starter and also saw action at tight end.

    PERSONAL: He's a communication major at USC. He lived in California until his sophomore year in high school. His father, Scott, played college basketball. An uncle, Eric Williams, was a defensive lineman with the Detroit Lions (1984-89) and Washington Redskins (1990-93, including on the 1991 Super Bowl champs) after earning 1983 All-Pac-10 first team honors in his 3 years (1981-83) at Washington State. His grandfather, Roy Williams, played for the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers. Another uncle played professional basketball in Europe, while his other grandfather played 3 sports at Lehigh in the 1960s.