10 Deonte Williams
10 Deonte Williams
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Year: JR
Hometown: Oakland, CA
High School: Pleasant Grove HS
Previous College: Sierra College
Position: SB
Experience: TR

Once he clears eligibility issues, will challenge Mark Rodgers for starting nod at C-Back (slotback) position at Cal Poly this fall.

2010 -- Redshirt ... gained 23 yards on three carries in 2011 Spring Game.

Sierra College -- Played one season (2009) under head coach Jeff Tisdel ... rushed for 1,037 yards and 14 touchdowns and caught six passes for 13 yards ... earned All-NCFA Valley Conference honors ... Sierra posted 5-5 mark in 2009 ... signed a national letter of intent at San Diego State in 2010 but returned to Sierra College in order to attend classes and obtain his AA degree.

Northern Arizona -- As a freshman in 2008, Williams was named Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year after rushing for 950 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns in 11 games ... also caught 14 passes for 70 yards ... 22 carries for 194 yards and three scores against Idaho ... also had 100-plus games against Northern Colorado, Portland State and Montana ... named runner-up for FCS Freshman of the Year honors ... Lumberjacks were 6-5 overall and 4-4 in Big Sky games.

High School -- Williams, a 2008 graduate of Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, rushed for 2,447 yards and 27 touchdowns in senior season to lead the Eagles to an 11-3 record, first place in the Delta River League with a 5-0 mark and a second-place finish in the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Division I playoffs ... named offensive player of the year by Sacramento Bee and most valuable player in Delta River League ... also earned all-state and all-section honors ... a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... caught 11 passes for 150 yards and a score and returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown against Vanden ... played as a junior (2006) at Valley High School in Sacramento and rushed for 518 yards and two touchdowns and returned a punt 90 yards for a score.

Personal -- Son of LaTanya Williams ... two sisters, Latayana McFall and Essence Reed ... born July 9, 1990, in Oakland, Calif. ... majors in sociology.