2015: First Team All-Big South selection…started every game in his final season…finished second in the Big South in tackles overall and first among linebackers this season with 112, including 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack…just two tackles shy of tying the PC single-season record…also forced two fumbles, recovered a fumble, recorded his first career interception and blocked a kick…recorded double-digit tackles five times and never had less than six tackles…accounted for 14.3 percent of PC’s tackles in 2015…tied his career-high with 18 tackles against Chattanooga, the most by a Big South player in 2015…tallied 13 tackles twice, against Western Carolina and Monmouth…totaled 11 tackles twice, against Campbell and Gardner-Webb…ended his career with a PC record 402 tackles, third-most all-time in Big South history…one of just three players in Big South history with 400 career tackles and one of just two with at least 200 solo tackles
2014: Big South Conference First Team All-Conference … Played and started in all 11 games … Overtook Justin Bethel for the PC Division I career tackles record … Ranked fifth in the Big South in tackles per game (7.4) and led PC with 81 tackles on the year … Recorded 12 tackles against Northern Illinois, 11 tackles against Coastal Carolina, and 10 tackles against Ole Miss… Led a defense that was named the Big South Conference Player of the Week on October 6 … Had a career high 1.5 sacks against Gardner-Webb … Tallied a sack in PC’s win over Furman … Broke up two passes against Charleston Southern … Ended the season with 81 tackles, including 4.5 sacks
2013: Was averaging a team-leading 7.6 tackles per game last season before an injury sidelined him after three games … Had 23 tackles up to that point, including a team-leading 11 at Wake Forest ... Posted a QB hurry in that game as well …Tied for 34th in the league with 209 career tackles
2012: Led the team in tackles against Brevard with nine total (six unassisted, three assisted) ... Had a team-leading eight tackles (six solo, two assisted) at Georgia Tech ... Led the team for the third straight game with nine tackles, two solo and seven unassisted ... Second on the team with 10 tackles (five each) against Furman ... Paced the team with eight tackles (five solo, three unassisted) at Davidson ... Led the team with 15 tackles (3-12) at VMI ... Third on the team with seven tackles (3-4) against Liberty ... Also recorded a pass breakup ... His 16 tackles (12-4) at Charleston Southern were just two shy of his career-high and included 1.5 for a loss ... He also recovered a fumble in that game, tying his career-high ... Posted 14 tackles (4-10) to round out the season at Gardner Webb ... Earned Big South Defensive All-Conference second-team honors ... Finished the season 39th in the nation in tackles per game (9.36) ... Ended the season with a team-high and 103 tackles (50 unassisted, 53 assisted), his first 100-tackle season ... Finished third in the league in tackles in all games and second in Big South games ... His 103 tackles ranked third in the season record book ... He led the team in tackles in eight games and tallied double-digit stops five times ... He has 186 tackles in 22 career games, placing him third in the team's Division I Era record book, just three from second and 94 from the top spot held by current NFL'er Justin Bethel ... He also ranks second in unassisted tackles (99) and tied for fourth in assisted tackles (87) ... Recorded 16 tackles at Charleston Southern and 15 against VMI, both of which ranked second and third in the PC Division I record book ...
2011: Big South Freshman of the Year ... also picked as Freshman of the Week ... Third in the league in tackles by a linebacker with 83 ... Second on the team in total tackles ... Led the team in tackles with 10 against Charleston Southern, with eight (7-1) at CCU, two of which were for a loss and of those was a tackle in the end zone that gave PC its first safety in DI history ... Led the team in tackles at Liberty with 18 (10-8) ... Third on the team with eight tackles (7-1) at GSU ... Posted a QB Hurry, as well as four tackles (2-2) against GWU ... Career-high 10 tackles (5-5) at Stony Brook ... Four tackles at Furman (three solo, one assisted) ... Recorded one solo and six assisted tackles at California ... Two tackles against North Greenville ... Made his collegiate debut as a true-freshman and recorded six unassisted tackles and was in on three more for a total of nine tackles against Wofford ... Recovered a fumble as well.
High School: Played for Derek Chipoletti at Bradford H.S...Rushed for 681 yards as a junior and tallied 111 tackles...Recorded 105 tackles, including 68 solo, as a senior with three sacks and five interceptions...Rushed for 245 yards and three touchdowns, and had ten receptions for 126 total yards his senior year...Earned All-Area Gainesville Sun as a junior and senior...Played in the Georgia-Florida All-Star game...Wendy's Heisman finalist and scholar-athlete award winner.
Personal: Donelle Leonard Williams was born November 27, 1992 in Gainesville, Florida...Son of Clarence and Charlotte Williams....Has two siblings, Dannerius and Danielle...Majoring in Sociology.