From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
SPARTANBURG, S.C. –Former Hewitt-Trussville and current Austin Peay defensive end Jaison Williams has been added to the FCS Buck Buchanan watch list.
Williams is in the midst of a standout year for Austin Peay.
According to the Austin Peay website, Williams has been dominant, leading a Governors pass rush that has amassed 21 sacks this season. Williams accounts for 9.5 of those alone, leading the Ohio Valley Conference in that category.
Nationally, Williams is eighth in both sacks per game (0.95) and fumbles forced per game (0.40). He was selected as the OVC Defensive Player of the Week and TSWA Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 1.
Williams is the son of Jamie and Ashley Williams of Trussville.
Buchanan, the award’s legendary namesake, was a standout for the Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football for Grambling after a high school career at Parker High School in Birmingham.