Prior to the Alabama vs. LSU
beatdown re-match in New Orleans, we wrote that the Tide’s resident inked-up Aussie wanted a new tat.
After Bama won the BCS National Championship, we wrote about the entire Williams family proudly sharing in the celebration with their new title tattoos.
Finally, courtesy of BamaOnline, we now have a photo of Jesse’s own championship salute. We like that he left additional space on the other side of the A logo for 2013…
Jesse is the only signee from the 2011 Bama signing class to earn a starting spot in every game, particularly impressive that it was a starting position on the Tide’s history-making defense.
“Williams arrived in January of 2011 from Western Arizona Community College, went through spring practice and grabbed a starting spot right away. He started all 13 games in the national championship season and had his three best games against Alabama’s three best opponents.
He had five tackles each in regular-season contests against Arkansas and LSU and then two tackles in the BCS National Championship Game rematch with the Bengal Tigers. His ability to clog the line is considered an important reason Alabama led the nation in rushing defense.” – Mark Edwards
This season, Jesse moves from defensive end to nose tackle. He has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Bednarik, Lombardi, Nagurski and Outland Trophy awards. He has also been named to the preseason All-SEC list and several preseason All-American lists. He is projected to go in the 1st-2nd round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Oh, and you might have heard, he bench presses 600 POUNDS!!
It’s going to be fun watching him work towards Alabama’s 15th national championship.