|85 Matt Williams
Named second team All-Big 12 Academic... BIG 12 RANKINGS: one of six kickers to not miss a PAT kick this season... second in extra-points made (56)... eighth in scoring (among kickers) (6.4)... ninth in field goals made/game (0.69)... TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOK: ranks second on Tech career PAT list (149)... ranks fifth on Tech single-season PAT list (56)... was a perfect 6-of-6 on PATs and made a 24-yard field goal against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... entered Tech all-time bowl game record book with six PATs (tied for 2nd most) against Northwestern... finished career with three field goals in bowl games (two in Alamo Bowl - 2009; one in TicketCity Bowl - 2010)... ended season a perfect 56-of-56 in PAT attempts... marked the 12th time in school history a place kicker was perfect in PAT attempts for the season... only the seventh kicker to accomplish the feat... becomes just the third kicker in school history to be perfect on PAT attempts in multiple seasons and the first in school history to accomplish the feat not in consecutive seasons (2008 & 2010)... played in 13 games making 9-of-11 field goal attempts (81.8), including 4-of-4 from 20-29 yards, 2-of-2 from 30-39 yards and 3-of-5 from 40-49 yards... one of two misses was blocked... 81.8 field goal percentage is the highest percentage for a Red Raider kicker since 2001 (Robert Treece - 14-of-17, 82.4)... made eight consecutive field goals dating back to Oct. 2 (final 10 games of the season) to finish the season... streak includes FG made from 24, 30, 27, 40, 36, 42, 41 and 24 yards... two consecutive field goals shy of the school record (10 straight)... was a perfect 5-of-5 in PATs against Houston (11/27)... made 8-of-8 PAT attempts and connected on 41-yard field goal against Weber State (11/20)... eight PAT kicks made and eight PAT kicks attempted are tied for the most by a Big 12 kicker this season... was 1-for-1 on extra points at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... made a season-long 42-yard field goal on only attempt while making 3-of-3 PAT attempts against No. 14 Missouri (11/6)... connected on 3-of-3 PATs at Texas A&M (10/30)... kicked game-winning 36-yard field goal with 2:08 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Tech a 27-24 victory at Colorado (10/23)... also made season-long 40-yard field goal at Colorado and connected on 3-of-3 extra-point attempts... marked the fifth time during career with a pair of field goals in a game... made a 27-yard field goal and was 2-for-2 in PAT against Oklahoma State (10/16)... was 7-for-7 on PATs and made a 30-yard field goal against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... joined senior Chris Olson as a team captain for game against Bears... ranks second on Tech's all-time career PAT list (112)... connected on 5-of-5 PAT and made 24-yard field goal at Iowa State (10/2)... missed first field goal attempt against Cyclones for 48-yards... went 2-of-2 in PAT attempts against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... was a perfect 7-for-7 in PATs and made a 22-yard field goal - first of the season - at New Mexico (9/11)... had 47-yard field goal attempt blocked against SMU (9/5) in season opener... was 5-for-5 in PATs.
Connected on field goal attempts of 21 and 38 yards and was perfect on five PATs against Michigan State ... perfect on two field goal attempts at Baylor ... also connected on both PAT attempts ... was good on five PATs and two field goals in the win over Oklahoma ... connected on fifth field goal of the season on a 34-yard attempt at Oklahoma State ... also hit on both PAT attempts ... perfect on six PAT attempts against Kansas ... connected on four PAT attempts and a 32-yard field goal as time expired in the first half at Nebraska ... busy night in the win over Kansas State with a perfect 9-of-9 on PATs ... hit on 6-of-7 PAT attempts in the win over New Mexico ... connected on all four PAT attempts at Houston ... made a career long 41-yard field goal in the first quarter of the Texas game ... missed a 38 yard field goal against Rice and had his streak of 38 straight PAT's broken ... kicked a career long 32 yard field goal and made all five PAT's against North Dakota.
One of the stories of the year in all of college football...won the Lynwood Townhomes "Kick For Rent Contest" at halftime of the UMASS game and that quickly earned him a spot on the team... after NCAA eligibility issues were worked out, he officially became Tech's placekicker at Kansas on October 25...against the Jayhawks he went a perfect 9-for-9 in PAT's and propelled him to the AT&T All-America Player of the Week honor...against Baylor, he went 5-for-5 and that gave him a perfect 29-for-29 in the regular-season for extra point attempts...went 2-for-3 in field goals in the Texas game including nailing a 31-yarder that aided in Tech's 39-33 win over the No. 1 Longhorns.
A 2006 graduate of Class 5A Weatherford High School in Weatherford, Texas...lettered in football, soccer and swimming...coached by Mike Sneed, Tom Rapp, Spencer Spivey and Roger Bennefield...part of the very first playoff team in Weatherford history as a 5A school...earned all-district honors as a kicker as well as an All-State academic selection...led his soccer team in scoring and was an all-district performer.
Born Matthew Ryan Williams on December 14, 1987, to parents Tommy and Linda Williams in Fort Worth, Texas...both parents are teachers and graduates of the University of Southern Mississippi...has two older siblings Mikki and Randy...enjoys hanging out with friends and being involved in church ... majoring in human development and family studies.