Kyle Williams is in his first season at USC, serving as a graduate assistant working with the secondary.
He came to USC after serving as the secondary coach and special teams coordinator at Evangel for 2 seasons (2011-12).
Williams, 29, was a defensive graduate assistant at Kansas State, his alma mater, for 3 seasons (2008-10). The Wildcats played in the 2010 Pinstripe Bowl. He also interned with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the spring of 2010.
He played safety at Kansas State for 3 seasons (2004-06), earning All-Big 12 honorable mention as a senior in 2006 when he had 65 tackles (third on the team), including 2.5 for losses, 1 interception, 6 deflections, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble as a starter on the Wildcats' Texas Bowl squad. He added 41 tackles (2 for a loss, with a sack), 4 deflections and 1 forced fumble as a 2005 junior (he started 3 times) after redshirting in 2004.
He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent in 2007.
He played 2 seasons (2002-03) at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana (Tex.), where he was an All-American honorable mention and All-Southwest Conference cornerback in 2003.
He prepped at Watson Chapel High in Pine Bluff (Ark.), where he played football, basketball and baseball.
He earned both his bachelor's degree in sociology in 2006 and a master's degree in counseling and student development in 2010 from Kansas State. He also began working on a doctorate in education while at Kansas State and he will continue his post-graduate studies at USC.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1984. While at Kansas State, he was active with several community groups, including the city's food bank and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Born Aug. 20, 1984, he is single. His brother, Kevin Williams, played defensive back for the New York Jets (1998-2000), Miami Dolphins (2000) and Houston Texans (2002).
BIRTHDAY: Aug. 20, 1984