Seven Panthers sign free-agent contracts with NFL teams.
The Panthers scrimmaged for two hours on Saturday morning.
Paul Chryst held a Tuesday morning practice on the outdoor fields.
Coach Todd Graham discusses this week's matchup with the Orange.
You can read each weekly press conference transcript on PittsburghPanthers.com.
Pittsburgh vs USF
2011 Scouting Report: A starter at Sam linebacker the past three seasons, Williams will transition to outside linebacker (the "Panther") this year...this position switch should take fuller advantage of Williams' ability to play in space or on the edge...originally joined Pitt as a running back prospect...has three defensive touchdowns for his career.
2010: Played in all 13 games, starting 11...had nine starting assignments at Sam linebacker and two at Will linebacker...had 64 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, one sack and one fumble recovery...twice had season-high seven tackles, including the Louisville and West Virginia contests...had six tackles vs. Kentucky in the BBVA Compass Bowl...had five tackles and two TFLs at Connecticut...had a 32-yard fumble return vs. Syracuse, setting up Pitt's final TD.
2009: Played in all 13 games, starting nine at Sam linebacker...had 33 tackles, four TFLs, a sack assist, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery (for 50-yard TD) and an INT (for 51-yard TD)...broke open a close game against Syracuse when he intercepted a pass deflected by Jabaal Sheard and returned it 51 yards for a TD to give Pitt a 13-3 lead just before halftime...at Buffalo, picked up a fumble (forced by Mick Williams) and returned it 50 yards for a score...had a season-high seven tackles at NC State.
2008: Stepped into the lineup after starting Sam linebacker Adam Gunn was lost for the season due to a neck injury in the opener...played
in all 13 games, starting the final 12...compiled 47 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, two INTs and a blocked FG (at Cincinnati)...had career-high eight tackles and 1.5 sacks vs. Iowa...had two INTs at Connecticut, including one returned 20 yards for a TD...he returned his other pick 41 yards to set up a field goal...Williams' UConn performance marked the first multiple INT game for a Panther since the 2004 season (Malcolm Postell vs. USF)...had three tackles, a 10-yard sack and two pass breakups in the Sun Bowl vs. Oregon State.
2007: Redshirted as a true freshman. High School: Rated one of Florida's top 50 overall prospects after rushing for 1,481 yards as a senior at Barron Collier High...averaged 6.9 yards per attempt on 215 carries...also scored 17 touchdowns...his junior season, rushed for 1,210 yards on 146 carries (8.3 avg.) and 15 TDs...two-time All-Collier County...selected Honorable Mention Class 4A All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association...finished fourth in school history with 3,077 career rushing yards and 234 career points...rated Florida's No. 45 prospect by SuperPrep, No. 47 by Scout.com and No. 78 by Rivals.com...PrepStar All-Southeast Region...played under Coach Billy Sparacio...also a standout performer in basketball and track.
Personal: Gregory Lamar Williams, born 12/6/88, is the son of Sandra and M.C. Williams...has two sisters and one brother...is a cousin of NFL tailback Edgerrin James...is a nephew of Albert Bentley, who was also an NFL running back, playing for the Indianapolis Colts (1985-91) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1992)...both James and Bentley are University of Miami products...administration of justice major.
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