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Brian Williams

Brian  Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Warren, Mich.

High School:
Fraser HS

Last College:
Iowa Central CC

Event:
Throws

OUTDOOR YR:
SR

01/19/2018

Throwers Lead Charge at Impressive Day One of Vanderbilt Invite

Senior Janeah Stewart Moved Up to Second in the NCAA in the Weight Throw This Season

01/18/2018

Rebels Ready for High-Powered Meet at Vanderbilt Invite

Ole Miss One of Six SEC Squads Competing

01/12/2018

Stewart Shines as Rebels Win Six Titles at Blazer Invite

Janeah Stewart's 22.64m (74-03.50) Weight Throw Toss Ranks Second in the NCAA

01/11/2018

Track & Field Opens Indoor Season at UAB

Competition is Set to Begin at 10 a.m. CT

06/24/2017

Kendricks, Saunders Claim U.S. Titles Saturday

Ole Miss Alum Sam Kendricks Wins Pole Vault, Current Rebel Raven Saunders Shot Put

TFRRS Bio

2017 (Junior)

Indoor
Second-Team All-American (Shot Put, 14th Place)
Second-Team All-SEC (Shot Put, 2nd Place)

Earned Second-Team All-American honors with a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put, throwing 17.88m (58-08.00) ... Was the SEC Runner-Up for Second-Team All-SEC honors at an indoor best of 19.06m (62-06.50), breaking his own school record ... Broke the all-time Ole Miss shot put record in his first-ever meet at the Commodore Invite at 18.83m (61-09.50) ... Ended the indoor season with a weight throw best of 18.70m (61-04.25), set at the Commodore Invite, which ranked him seventh all-time at Ole Miss.

Outdoor
USA Qualifier (Discus, 4th Place)
First-Team All-American (Discus, 4th Place)
NCAA East Region Qualifier (Discus, 4th Place)
SEC Champion (Discus)
SEC Scorer (Shot Put, 6th Place)

Finished fourth at the USA Track & Field Championships in the discus at 60.55m (198-08) ... Qualified for the USA meet after ranking fifth in the United States in 2017 at career-best 65.13m (213-08), which also ranked No. 15 in the world ... That 65.13m throw led the NCAA and won him an SEC discus title, putting 25 feet between himself and the second-best throw in school history (188-05, from Stacy Andrews in 2003) ... Finished fourth at the NCAA East Region to punch his ticket to the national meet at 61.00m (200-01) ... Eclipsed 60 meters in the discus in eight meets ... Also scored in the shot put at the SEC Championships in sixth place at 17.94m (58-10.25) ... Set the No. 2 shot put mark in school history at the Florida Relays at 18.30m (60-00.50).

At Iowa Central CC (2015-16)
2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier (18th Place)
NACAC U23 Champion (Discus)
NJCAA Discus Champion
4x All-American
NJCAA Discus Record Holder (63.23m/207-05)
NJCAA Meet Record Holder (Discus, 61.53m/201-10)
2016 NJCAA Team Champion

One of the nation's best discus throwers coming out of junior college, regardless of division ... Competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, finishing 18th overall at 55.90m/183-05) ... Won the NACAC Under-23 discus title ... Career-best 63.23m (207-05) ranked 11th in the United States in 2016, which also ranks as the NJCAA discus record ... Set the NJCAA Meet Record on a throw of 61.53m (201-10) to win the national title ... Four-time All-American (once in the discus, twice in the shot put and once in the weight throw) ... Part of NJCAA National Team Championship at JUCO powerhouse Iowa Central ... Trained under John Smith student, Brad Foote.

High School
Earned three varsity letters for track and two for football ... School record holder in the discus at 176-00 ... Regional record holder in the discus at 175-11 ... All-State runner-up in the discus ... Held a shot put PR of 50-11 his senior year ... Won MAC Blue Division team title ... Competed against current teammate and fellow thrower, Cullen Prena.

Personal
Born Dec. 18, 1994, to Venonia Hodges and Brian C. Williams ... Majoring in general studies with minors in legal studies, African-American studies and education ... Chose Ole Miss over Arizona State, Arkansas State, Iowa, Iowa State, Miami and South Carolina ... Plans to become a throws coach.

    • A Closer Look: Safeties

      Friday, January 19, 2018 - Football

      Top Performers: Zedrick Woods (64 tackles, four break ups, four deflections) C.J. Moore (51 tackles, three interceptions) Returning in 2018: Zedrick Woods (Sr., 3L) Jaylon Jones (Jr., 2L), Cam Ordway (Sr., 3L), C.J. Moore (Sr., 3L), Armani Linton (Jr.,... read more

    • A Closer Look: Cornerbacks

      Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Football

      This is the eighth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Myles Hartsfield (29 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 43... read more

    • A Closer Look: Linebackers

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Football

      This is the seventh of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: DeMarquis Gates (112 tackles, 2 sacks, 10 TFL) Returning... read more

    • A Closer Look: Defensive Line

      Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Football

      This is the sixth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Breeland Speaks (27 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, 67... read more

    • A Closer Look: Offensive Line

      Monday, January 15, 2018 - Football

      This is the fifth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Returning in 2018: Greg Little (Jr., 2L), Sean Rawlings (Sr., 3L),... read more

    • A Closer Look: Tight Ends

      Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Football

      This is the fourth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Dawson Knox (10 catches, 324 yards) Returning in 2018:... read more

    • Luke Named Grand Marshal of Biloxi's Mardi Gras Parade

      Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke will return to home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in February. Luke was named the Neptune Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the Krew of Neptune's annual Mardi Gras Parade. The parade is... read more

    • A Closer Look: Wide Receivers

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Football

      This is the third of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performers: A.J. Brown (75 catches, 1,252 yards, 11 touchdowns), DaMarkus... read more

    • A Closer Look: Quarterbacks

      Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Football

      This is the second of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Jordan Ta'amu (115-of-173, 1,682 yards, 11 touchdowns, four interceptions)... read more

    • A Closer Look: Running Backs

      Monday, January 8, 2018 - Football

      This is the first of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Jordan Wilkins (155 carries, 1,011 rushing yards (6.5 avg.),... read more

    • Tyree Aiming to Become Vocal Leader for Ole Miss

      Sunday, January 7, 2018 -

      Ole Miss needed a lift in the final eight minutes of Saturday's win over Mississippi State. The Rebels trailed 51-42 and were in the midst of a horrible shooting night that had them on the fast track to falling to... read more

    • Luke to be Part of Coaches Film Room During National Title Game

      Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke will participate in ESPN's Coaches Film room during Monday night's national championship game between Georgia and Alabama. The Coaches Film room is part of ESPN's MegaCast for the championship game that includes 20... read more

    • Rebels Relying on Guard Play Against Mississippi State

      Friday, January 5, 2018 -

       Andy Kennedy has made his team's path to success this season abundantly clear. Ole Miss has to play with a blue-collar mentality on the defensive end and needs its guards to carry most of the scoring load. The latter was part... read more

    • NFL Rebels: Adeboyejo's Christmas Surprise

      Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Football

      The waiter began removing the clean plates and silverware from the three empty seats on the white cloth. There was no need for them. The only chair occupied at this four-person table at Sonny Lee's Hunan Taste restaurant in... read more

    • Ole Miss Begins SEC Play Against South Carolina

      Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      Ole Miss begins a new segment of its season on Sunday and arguably its most important one as South Carolina comes to The Pavilion to tip off SEC play. It was an up-and-down non-conference season for the Rebels who lost three games at... read more

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