30 Jerodis Williams
30 Jerodis Williams
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Prattville, Ala.
High School: Prattville
Position: RB

Furman:  Smart, instinctive runner with big play ability who could excel in a new Furman offense’s renewed commitment to the running game...will team with Tersoo Uhaa in giving the Paladins a proven, experienced backfield...sports excellent receiving skills.  2010 — Led Furman in both rushes (76), rushing yards (389), and rushing touchdowns (6)...ran for a season high 87 yards against Western Carolina (31-17 win)...tallied eight rushes for 59 yards and a score versus Colgate (45-15 win) in the season opener and had a seven-carry, 59-yard outing against Appalachian State that included a season best 33-yard run.  2009 — Stepped up with superb play as a true freshman, taking over the starting job after Mike Brown was sidelined in the preseason with injury...rushed for 483 yards and three touchdowns, ranking second on the squad in rushing...also caught 19 passes for 181 yards and a score...ran for a career high 98 yards in the Paladins’ 58-21 season ending win over Wofford...reeled off a season best 40-yard as part of an 83-yard performance versus The Citadel...ran for a touchdown against Auburn and also caught four passes for 42 yards against the Tigers...recorded a 38-yard reception versus Chattanooga (38-20 win) to set up a touchdown...named to the coaches All-Southern Conference Freshman Team following the season.

High School:  2009 graduate of football powerhouse Prattville (6A) High School...football coach was Jamey DuBose...played running back and wide receiver...member of three state championship teams that combined to post a 43-1 record, including one stretch of 30 consecutive wins...earned all-county, all-metro, and Alabama Sportswriters Association All-State honors after rushing for 1,383 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2008...team finished the year 13-1 and ranked No. 9 nationally by MaxPreps...selected to play in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game...cracked the starting lineup in second round of 2007 state playoffs, rushing for 165 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-13 victory over Auburn...later rushed for 120 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 14-0 victory over Spain Park in state championship game, for which he was named MVP....2007 squad went 15-0 and was ranked No. 2 nationally in final USA Today poll and No. 9 by MaxPreps...2006 team went 15-0 and defeated Hoover, 35-21, to capture first of three state crowns.

Personal:  Full name is Jerodis Cleophus Williams III...son of Lisa Parker and Jerodis Williams...born March 30, 1991, in Milton, Florida...has two siblings:  Zach Kirkham and Hope Kirkham...information technology major.