The Boilermakers open the season on Sunday, Sept. 6, at Marshall
Fun facts for Boilermaker football fans
The Boilermakers have five practices left in fall camp
The linebackers look to be one of the top units for Purdue in 2015
The Boilermakers will report on Thursday and hold first practice on Friday.
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2014: Second team All-Big Ten ... appeared in and started 11 games … finished the season with 74 tackles, 51 solo, 1.5 TFL’s, one sack, a fumble recovery, three interceptions for 119 yards, one interception return for a touchdown, and seven PBU’s, 11 punt returns for 175 yards … named Paul Hornung Weekly Honor Roll after recording seven tackles, six solo, one interception, two PBU’s, and two punt returns for 63 yards against Western Michigan on Aug. 30 … made two solo tackles and one punt return for 21 yards against Central Michigan on Sept. 6 … finished with eight tackles, five solo, a PBU, and one punt return for 17 yards against No. 11 Notre Dame on Sept. 13 … had seven tackles, four solo, against Southern Illinois on Sept. 20 … made 10 tackles, eight solo, with one PBU, two punt returns for 34 yards, and his first career interception returned for a touchdown, against Iowa on Sept. 27 … recorded a season-high 12 tackles, seven solo, with 1.5 TFLs, a sack, and a fumble recovery at Illinois on Oct. 4 … had six tackles, five solo, two PBU’s, an interception, and one punt return for one yard against No. 8 Michigan State on Oct. 11 … made seven tackles, four solo, with a PBU and one punt return for four yards at Minnesota on Oct. 18 … had one tackle at No. 17 Nebraska on Nov. 1 … recorded six tackles, four solo, against Northwestern on Nov. 22 … finished with eight tackles, six solo, and two punt returns for 35 yards at Indiana on Nov. 29.
2013: Appeared in all 12 games, making 11 starts … finished fourth on the team with 61 tackles, 46 solo, with 2.0 TFL’s, two interceptions and three PBU’s … had five tackles, four solo, and an interception at Cincinnati on Aug. 31 … tallied a pair of tackles, a PBU and blocked a kick against Indiana State on Sept. 7 … had six tackles, including one for loss, and a PBU against No. 21 Notre Dame on Sept. 14 … had eight tackles at No. 24 Wisconsin on Sept. 21 … finished with four tackles and an interception against Nebraska on Oct. 12 … had four tackles, including one for loss, at Michigan State on Oct. 19 … had a career-high 11 tackles, eight solo, against No. 4 Ohio State on Nov. 2 … finished with six tackles, five solo, against Iowa on Nov. 9 … had seven tackles, five solo, at Penn State on Nov. 16 … had four tackles, three solo, against Illinois on Nov. 23 … finished with four solo tackles and a PBU at Indiana on Nov. 30.
2012: Appeared in all 13 games, making five starts … had 45 tackles, including 36 solo stops and one for loss … recorded two interceptions and nine PBU’s … had a season-high six tackles, including one for loss, and a PBU against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 1 … tallied three tackles, two solo, at No. 22 Notre Dame on Sept. 8 … intercepted first collegiate pass and tallied five tackles, four solo, against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 15 … had five tackles and a PBU against Marshall on Sept. 29 … broke up a pass and finished with four tackles against Michigan on Oct. 6 … had a then-career-high five solo tackles against Wisconsin on Oct. 13 … finished with four tackles, three solo, at No. 7 Ohio State on Oct. 20 … had one solo stop at Minnesota on Oct. 27 … broke up a pass against Penn State on Nov. 3 … had solo tackles at Iowa on Nov. 10 and at Illinois on Nov. 17 … tied a then-career-high with five solo tackles and had three PBU’s against Indiana on Nov. 24 … finished with five tackles, four solo, and a PBU in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Oklahoma State on Jan. 1, 2013.
2011: Did not play.
High School: Listed as the No. 37 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com … set a school record with nine kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns that was previously held by current Kansas City Chief Javier Arenas … recorded 67 tackles, including 53 solo stops and one sack, as senior in 2010 … had two interceptions, eight passes defended and a fumble recovery as a senior … returned 10 punts for 145 yards, averaging 14.5 yards per return … had seven kickoff returns for 298 yards, an average of 42.6 yards per return … returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against Jesuit High School and had a 65-yard scoring return against Middleton … also caught 28 passes for 483 (17.3 average) and seven touchdowns in 2010 … had a season-high 134 yards receiving and a touchdown on merely three catches (44.7 average) in the first round of the state playoffs against Immokalee … had 10 rushes for 46 yards (4.6 average) and three touchdowns as a senior … team advanced to the Class 2A semifinals in 2009 and 2010 … finished with 32 tackles, 24 solo, and had three interceptions and nine PBU’s as a junior … had 12 punt returns for 187 yards, averaging 15.6 yards per return … also averaged 40.3 yards per kickoff return as a junior, gaining 524 yards on 13 returns … returned a punt and an interception for a touchdown against Strawberry Crest in 2009 … averaged 10.2 yards per carry as a junior, rushing 16 times for 163 yards and one touchdown … had 35 receptions for 660 yards (18.9 average) and 10 touchdowns in 2009 … finished with 29 tackles and an interception as a sophomore in 2008 … averaged 16.3 yards per punt return and 21.6 per kickoff as a sophomore … averaged 15.3 yards per carry in 2008, gaining 92 yards on six carries with one touchdown … finished with 19 receptions for 279 yards (14.7 average) and one score as a sophomore … coach was Mike Depue.
Personal: Given name is Frankie Lee Williams … born March 28, 1993 … majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.