On Williams: Fifth-year senior who has been the Terps' version of a utility player the last few years ... started at safety before switching to linebacker and then back again last year ... is now in his second year lining up at receiver and will get a good look in the slot ... a big receiver with good hands ... has excelled on special teams in his first three years ... is the team's top threat to block a punt or kick ... has blocked three punts and one kick in his career ... has good speed and leaping ability ... an Iron Terp with a 345-pound bench press, a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a time of 4.46 in the 40-yard dash.
2003 (Junior): Played in all 13 games with the bulk of his work coming on special teams ... had two of the Terps' three blocked kicks on the season ... had one reception for 16 yards ... was offensive scout team Player of the Week for his work leading up to the Clemson game ... (at WFU) ... blocked a punt in the fourth quarter ... (vs. WVU) ... finished with three tackles (one solo) ... had a key stop on special teams during the third quarter, forcing a Mountaineers' drive to begin at their own 14-yard line ... (vs. The Citadel) ... made his first career reception in the fourth quarter for 35 yards ... (at NIU) ... blocked a 43-yard field goal attempt with one second left in the fourth quarter, forcing the game into overtime ... also had one solo tackle on special teams.
2002 (Sophomore): Saw action in 12 games, working primarily on special teams ... recorded eight tackles (six solo), one interception and one pass breakup ... (vs. WFU) ... got his hand on a Wake punt, deflecting it for short yardage and improved Maryland field position ... (vs. EMU) ... made his first career interception in the fourth quarter ... return of seven yards on the play ... also registered a pass breakup and assisted tackle ... (vs. Akron) ... had three solo tackles on special teams ... named defensive scout team Player of the Week for his work in practice the week of the Wofford game.
2001 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in eight regular season games and the Orange Bowl ... posted eight tackles (five solo) and recovered one fumble ... (vs. CU) finished with two solo tackles, both on special teams ... (vs. Duke) recovered a fumble on a Duke kickoff return to set up the Terps' third touchdown of the game ... (vs. UVa) made the biggest play of his career with a blocked punt in the second quarter to lead to a Maryland touchdown ... the blocked punt also broke the game open and gave Maryland a 24-7 advantage at the half.
2000 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A 2000 graduate of Huntington High School in Huntington Station, N.Y. ... was an all-state selection as a senior in 1999 after accounting for 2,186 all-purpose yards and scoring 20 touchdowns ... as a cornerback, he totaled 71 tackles (52 solos), eight interceptions and 23 pass breakups ... as a tailback, he rushed 110 times for 1,262 yards (11.5 average) ... in addition to being named all-state, he also was selected All-Long Island, All-Suffolk County and All-Division III ... he was a finalist for the Hansen Award in Suffolk County ... high school coach was Steve Muller.
Personal: Curtis Williams is the son of Linda and Lawrence Leake ... majoring in art studio.
Receiving G-GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 2001 8-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2002 12-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2003 13-0 1 16 16.0 0 16 Career 33-0 1 16 16.0 0 16
Defense G-GS UT AT TT/Avg TFL Sacks Int 2001 8-0 5 3 8/1.0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 2002 12-0 6 2 8/0.7 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-7 2003 13-0 5 4 9/0.7 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 Career 33-0 16 9 25/0.8 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-7