BOZEMAN – Amandre Williams, who played football at Washington the past three seasons, has signed a financial-aid agreement to join the Montana State program in January, coach Jeff Choate announced Wednesday.
Williams, a 6-foot-2, 223-pound outside linebacker from Maple Valley, Washington, 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, getting six tackles and 1.5 sacks. He left the UW program in October.
“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 senior at Tahoma High in 2015, Williams earned all-South Puget Sound League first-team honors at quarterback and defensive line. He threw for 3,235 yards as a senior with 29 touchdowns.