The Eagles look to improve before traveling to Raleigh
Graduate DB Williams has a quiet confidence about him
All express humility for being elected captains
The Boston College football team will be led by graduate wide receiver Josh Bordner, senior linebacker Sean Duggan, graduate center Andy Gallik and graduate defensive back Dominique Williams
Team meets with media during first week of practice
WILLIAMS' CAREER HIGHS
2013 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 13 games ... finished the season with 65 tackles, including 44 solo tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss ... had one solo takedown and one interception - the first of his collegiate career - against Florida State (Sept. 28) ... recorded four solo tackles and assisted on two against Army (Oct. 5) ... tallied eight tackles (six solo) and one pass breakup at Clemson (Oct. 12) ... notched seven tackles (four solo) and one tackle for loss at North Carolina (Oct. 26) ... tallied five solo takedowns and assisted on two against Virginia Tech (Nov. 2) ... charted a career-high 13 tackles - eight solo and five assisted - along with one tackle for loss at New Mexico State (Nov. 9) ... logged two solo takedowns against NC State (Nov. 16) ... totaled five tackles (four solo) at Maryland (Nov. 23) ... posted two solo tackles at Syracuse (Nov. 30).
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in nine games ... finished the season with seven tackles (five solo) ... played in 103 snaps ... recorded a tackle in games against Maine (Sept. 8), Army (Oct. 6), Georgia Tech (Oct. 20), Virginia Tech (Nov. 17), and NC State (Nov. 24) ... tallied a season-high two tackles at Florida State (Oct. 13) while playing in 25 snaps.
2011 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games ... recorded made five starts - at Central Florida (Sept. 10), vs. Duke (Sept. 17), vs. Wake Forest (Oct. 1), at Maryland (Oct. 29) and at No. 24 Notre Dame (Nov. 19) ... finished the season with 18 tackles ... recorded season highs with five tackles and three solo stops in a 45-17 win vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 24) ... had a pair of tackles in five different games - vs. Northwestern (Sept. 3), vs. Duke (Sept. 17), at No. 8 Clemson (Oct. 8) ... at No. 16 Virginia Tech (Oct. 22) and vs. NC State (Nov. 12).
2010 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to the 2009 Super 26 All-State Team by the Massachusetts Football Coaches Association; was named Defensive Player of the Year by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston ... also gained All-Scholastic honors from the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Brockton Enterprise as a senior defensive back at Brockton High School; also played wide receiver and was a return specialist ... was selected as the Enterprise Defensive Player of the Year in his senior season ... served as the Boxers team captain ... registered 42 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble in 2009; returned both interceptions for touchdowns ... also recorded three touchdowns on special teams, returning two punts and one kickoff for scores ... played for head coach Peter Colombo ... also competed on the school's track and field team.
PERSONAL: Dominique E. Williams ... enrolled as a communications major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... is the recipient of The Jay McGillis '93 Memorial Scholarship Fund ... Dominique is the son of Stefanie Corbin and Dana Williams; has four younger siblings.