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Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Junior defensive end ranked fourth nationally with 13 sacks.
Mario Williams has been named an All-American by Sports Illustrated after an outstanding junior season. Williams, a junior from Richlands, N.C., led the ACC and ranked fourth nationally in sacks with 13, including nine in the last five contests. He helped lead NC State to a convincing win over Maryland to become bowl eligible, notching a school record four sacks in the game. His 20 tackles for loss rank second in the conference and sixth nationally in 2005.
Williams hold nearly every sack and tackle for loss record for NC State, including season (13 sacks, 20 TFL in 2005) and career (48 TFL). He is tied for first in the school record books in career sacks with 24.