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Williams Named Jay McGillis Scholarship Recipient

Senior DB Dominique Williams earned the Jay McGillis Memorial Scholarship announced at halftime of the spring game, played in McGillis' honor.

Senior DB Dominique Williams earned the Jay McGillis Memorial Scholarship announced at halftime of the spring game, played in McGillis' honor.

April 5, 2014

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College senior defensive back Dominique Williams has been named the recipient of the Jay McGillis Memorial Scholarship, according to an announcement made by head coach Steve Addazioat halftime of the Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game.

The award is given annually (since 1993) to a Boston College defensive back who best exemplifies the personal qualities of team dedication and leadership by example, an extraordinary competitive spirit, and personal concern for family friends and teammates. McGillis, a starting defensive back for Boston College, passed away from Leukemia in 1992. The Eagles' spring game is played in his honor each year.

"It means a lot to me, especially because I grew up in Brockton," Williams said following Saturday's spring game. "My uncle Mike Williams played with Jay McGillis growing up. He always told me about Jay and how tragic of a story it was so me being able to receive this scholarship is such an honor and a blessing. It really means a lot to me and my family."

Williams is a 6-foot, 218-pound defensive back from Brockton, Mass. He has played in 34 games in the last four years and has registered 83 tackles, including 55 solo tackles.. As a junior last fall, he recorded a career-high 65 tackles (44 solo stops).

Williams' uncle Michael Williams was a teammate of McGillis' both at Brockton and Boston College.  Dominique, an All-Scholastic honoree from the Boston Herald, Boston Globe and Brockton Enterprise, was the endowed recipient of the athletic scholarship named for the Brockton Boxers long-time football coach Armond Colombo.

Jay McGillis Scholarship Recipients
1993, Eric Shorter
1994, Eric Shorter
1995, Rob Clifford
1996, Daryl Porter
1997, Shalom Tolefree
1998, Pedro Cirino
1999, Pedro Cirino
2000, Jonathan Ordway
2001, Lenny Walls
2002, Doug Bessette
2003, Paul Cook
2004, T.J. Stancil
2005, Jazzmen Williams
2006, Ryan Glasper
2007, Jamie Silva
2008, Paul Anderson
2009, Wes Davis
2010, DeLeon Gause
2011, Donnie Fletcher
2012, Jim Noel
2013, Ted Davenport
2014, Dominique Williams

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