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Ryan, Williams named Second Team USA College Football All-Americans
Release written by Kaylin Johnson, Sports Information Intern
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – USA College Football has announced its Division III All-American teams, naming Morrisville State senior offensive lineman Nate Ryan (Staten Island, N.Y.) and senior defensive lineman David Williams (Central Islip, N.Y.) to its second team in 2013.
Ryan, is a three-time All-New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) selection at offensive of
line, receiving honorable mention honors twice and first team accolades as a senior. Ryan started all 10 games for the Mustangs at left guard helping the offensive unit that broke records this year and led the nation in first down offense, ranking ninth overall in total offense with (501.3yards per game).
Ryan also earned (D3Football.com) All-Region East second team offensive line accolades in November. Finishing his senior season career as one of the top decorated offensive linemen to represent Mustang football, Ryan was also selected to play in the second annual Dream Bowl alongside seniors Williams and Jeremy Stewart (Moravia N.Y.) at the
Virginia Beach Sportsplex, an All-star game that showcased best NCAA Division III players across the country.
Ryan took the initiative to not only make the Mustangs program good, but his teammates as well, contributing to a dominant performance and helping Lemar Johnson,
Cristian Pena, and Josh Powell succeed in the NJAC with first team honors for the 2013-2014 season.
The three-time All-New Jersey Athletic Conference offensive lineman is graduate of
Port Richmond High, and is majoring in criminal justice at Morrisville State. He is the son of Diane and John Ryan.
Williams, also played good for the Mustangs contributing to the defensive line while
helping Morrisville States defense compete against the top offenses in the NJAC. Selected as a second-team All-NJAC conference selection for the second time in his career Williams finished his senior season with 52 tackles a three sack season, collecting six tackles for loss, while creating one force fumble and recovering three.
Williams also showed a dominate performance against Hartwick creating 10 total stops, two sacks for a loss of 17 yards and three total tackles against the offense and causing a force fumble. Selected as a preseason fourth team selection Williams earned honors for the first time for his performance last season and was joined by Nate Ryan who was selected pre-season honorable mention selection at offensive line, following his back-to-back performances in the NJAC for the last two seasons.
Williams started all 10 games for the Mustangs in 2011-12 recorded 16 solo tackles and
11 assisted tackles for a total of 27. He also caused a force fumble and pass break up and had a game high five tackles against Brockport wherein he earned NJAC second team honors at defense.
The West Babylon High graduate is majoring in liberal arts and science: humanities and
social science at Morrisville State. He is the son of Gale Williams.
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