Senior defensive back Dominque Williams of Brockton, Mass. earns annual honor
Started seven games at corner before injuring his knee in the Maryland game...had 27 tackles (22 solo) on the year with three pass break ups, an interception, 2.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for a loss...recorded four tackles and a pass breakup against Maryland...had three tackles including a sack at Florida State... made four tackles at NC State including a career-high two sacks...recorded six tackles and had two pass breakups vs. Notre Dame...notched two tackles and one for loss against Virginia Tech...had four tackles and one for loss against Kent State...racked up four tackles against Weber State and returned an interception 66 yards for his first career touchdown.
Started 10 games and played in all 13...led the team with four pass break ups and recovered a fumble...finished the year fifth on the team with 49 tackles (33 solo)...had a career-high 11 tackles with a half a tackle for a loss against USC in the Emerald Bowl...recorded two tackles and two pass breakups at Maryland...tallied four tackles and recovered first career fumble against North Carolina...had eight tackles and two pass break ups at Notre Dame; also returned four kickoffs for 105 yards in his debut as a kick returner...made five tackles against NC State...recorded six tackles at Virginia Tech, with a career high four of them being assists...tallied four tackles against Florida State...recorded two tackles against Wake Forest...made three tackles at Clemson...recipient of The Robert R. Santangelo Family Athletics Scholarship.
Started 10 games at cornerback and missed four due to a high ankle sprain he suffered against Georgia Tech...had 22 tackles, an interception, and a pass break-up...registered three solo tackles against Vanderbilt in the Music City Bowl...recorded two tackles, including one for a loss, against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game...registered a solo tackle and a pass break-up vs. Maryland...picked off his second career pass in the end zone at Florida State...recorded one tackle against Notre Dame and Clemson...recorded season highs with six tackles and four solo stops at North Carolina...had three solo tackles against Virginia Tech...notched a solo tackle against Georgia Tech...recorded two solo tackles against Kent State in the season opener.
Got the start for the injured DeJuan Tribble in the Clemson, Miami and Virginia Tech (ACC Championship) games...finished the year with 39 tackles (33 solos), 3.0 TFL and an interception...had 2 solos vs. Michigan State in the Champs Sports Bowl...topped the team with a career-high 10 total tackles, including eight solo stops in the ACC Championship against Virginia Tech...also recorded his the first TFL of his career... in second consecutive start, recorded his first career interception, coming in the second quarter of the final home game against Miami...also contributed five tackles (four solo), helping to keep Miami to 281 yards and giving BC the 28-14 victory...earned ACC Player of the Week honors after performance against Clemson...replaced injured DeJuan Tribble as starting cornerback and responded with a stellar defensive performance, ranking first on the team with nine tackles (seven solo) and helping to hold Clemson to 273 total yards in the comeback win...also marked his first TFL, resulting in two yards lost... two total tackles (one solo) against Florida State... three solo tackles in solid defensive outing against Bowling Green...had a solo tackle in win over Massachusetts...recorded three solo tackles in second performance of the season against Army...played in his first career game as a true freshman, recording two solo tackles in game vs. NC State.
Earned All-Dade County honorable mention honors as a senior defensive back at Miami Central High School ... registered 60 tackles in 2006, including one sack; also recorded two interceptions, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked punt ... played for head coach Anthony Saunders ... played for Team USA in the 2007 NFL Global Junior Championship XI (in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).
DeLeon Gause, born January 6, 1989 ... enrolled in the Carroll School of Management ... DeLeon is the son of Gloria and Gary Gause.