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#4 William Likely
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Belle Glade, Fla.
High School: Glades Central HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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  • 2014 Athlon Sports First Team Specialist All-Big Ten
  • 2014 Phil Steele Third Team Specialist All-Big Ten
  • 2014 Phil Steele Fourth Team Defense All-Big Ten

As a Freshman (2013): An Academic All-ACC selection ... named special teams player of the year at the team banquet ... ranked third in the ACC in kick return and punt return average ... had a team-high seven passes defensed ... appeared in all 13 games ... recorded 11 tackles, a 27-yard punt return and a 43-yard kickoff return against ODU (9/7) ... returned three kickoffs for 110 yards against Connecticut (9/14), one of which was 48 yards ... had two tackles against West Virginia (9/21) ... returned four kickoffs for 72 yards and notched five solo stops against Florida State (10/5) ... led the team with eight tackles and had a tackle for a loss against Wake Forest (10/19) ... made six stops against Clemson (10/26) ... notched two stops and his first career interception against Syracuse (11/9) ... returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown against Virginia Tech (11/16) for his first career score ... accumulated 179 all-purpose yards and notched four total tackles ... earned ACC Co-Rookie of the Week honors for his performance ... returned a kick 50 yards against Boston College (11/23) ... also had four tackles against the Eagles ... tied a career high with 11 tackles against NC State (11/30) ... had eight tackles and a pass breakup against Marshall (12/27).

At Glades Central High School: Ranked a four-star recruit and No. 18 cornerback by Rivals … tabbed a four-star recruit and No. 21 cornerback by ESPN.com … touted a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com … named 2012 Defensive Player of the Year by The Palm Beach Post … earned Florida Class 5A All-State first team honors … on defense, totaled 47 tackles and four interceptions … amassed 769 rushing yards and seven touchdowns offensively … also had four punt returns for touchdowns … served as a team captain … named ESPN/Gatorade Florida Player of the Year as a junior … coached by Roosevelt Blackmon.

Personal: From Belle Glade, Fla. ... mother is Canisa Rowley ... majoring in communication.

Career Highs
Tackles - 11 (twice: vs. Old Dominion, 9/7/13; at NC State, 11/30/13)
Solo Tackles - 9 (vs. Old Dominion, 9/7/13)
TFL - 1.0 (three times: vs. FIU, 8/31/13; vs. Virginia, 10/12/13; at Wake Forest, 10/19/13)
Interceptions - 1 (vs. Syracuse, 11/9/13)
Punt Return Yards - 106 (at Virginia Tech, 11/16/13)
Long Punt Return - 63 yards (at Virginia Tech, 11/16/13)
Kickoff Return Yards - 110 (at Connecticut. 9/14/13)
Long Kickoff Return - 51 yards (at NC State, 11/30/13)
All-purpose Yards - 179 (at Virginia Tech, 11/16/13)

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