(Editor’s note: Montana State University media release)
BOZEMAN – Amandre Williams, who played football at the University of Washington the past three seasons, has signed a financial aid agreement to join the Bobcat football program in January, Montana State coach Jeff Choate announced on Wednesday.
A 6-foot-2, 223-pound outside linebacker from Maple Valley, Washington, Williams will begin his first season as a junior. He played in seven games in 2018, logging seven tackles with a pass breakup. Williams saw action as a redshirt freshman in 2017, as well, with six tackles and 1.5 sacks.
“Amandre’s a young man I got to know through the recruiting process when I was at the University of Washington,” Choate said. “He was one of the top defensive linemen and also quarterbacks in the state of Washington his senior year. He was a prolific passer, a great athlete, an all-around exceptional football player. He comes from a great family, his dad (Tyrone Williams) played in the CFL and at the University of Wyoming, so he’s got good bloodlines. He’s excited about the opportunity to reboot his career here. I think the success Bryce Sterk has had and a familiarity with not just myself but the style of defense we play here were big factors. We feel like Amandre can have an immediate impact on our defense.”
Williams joins Sterk, a former Husky teammate who led the Big Sky Conference in sacks and tackles-for-loss in his first season as a Bobcat this fall. At Tahoma high in 2015, Williams earned All-South Puget Sound League First Team honors at quarterback and defensive line as a senior. He threw for 3,235 yards as a senior with 29 touchdowns. He was also an honorable mention all-league punter.