Williams, a senior from Ruston, played perhaps his best game in an LSU uniform in helping the Tigers to the 16-13 overtime win over Alabama. Five of Williams 11 tackles were solo stops as he led a Tiger defense that limited Alabama to just four first downs and 77 yards in the second half.
Williams' 2.5 sacks accounted for 15-yards in losses and he also added four quarterback hurries for a Tiger defense that sacked Crimson Tide quarterback six times, the most allowed by Alabama all year.
Williams and the Tiger defense has allowed only one touchdown over the last 12 quarters and LSU hasn't given up a first quarter touchdown since the Mississippi State contest on Oct. 1.
For the year, Williams has recorded 45 tackles, 6.5 tackles for losses and 4.5 sacks.
The SEC honor is the first of Williams' career.
Other SEC honors handed out on Monday include: Auburn running back Kenny Irons as the offensive player of the week; Kentucky return specialist Rafael Little the special teams player of the week; Auburn center Jon Cope the offensive lineman of the week; South Carolina defensive tackle Chris Tucker the defensive lineman of the week; and Arkansas quarterback Casey Dick freshman of the week.
Williams named SEC Defensive POW
Tiger Blitz Top Stories
LSU aces early test, tops Terps 9-5The Tigers completed the sweep of Maryland on Sunday with a 9-5 at The Box
Tiger Blitz3:00 PM
Scout 300 LB talks Top 9, where LSU standsScout's No. 1 inside linebacker in North Carolina and No. 3 overall Dax Hollifield dropped his Top 9. The 4-star linebacker breaks down where LSU stands with him inside.
Tiger Blitz10:58 AM
Poche shines, offense explodes in LSU winLed by Antoine Duplantis and Jake Slaughter, the Tigers pound out 18 hits to leave Terps in the dust
Tiger BlitzYesterday at 5:28 PM
Jordan, Breaux remain locked in battle for LFLSU Baseball is still trying to find the answer at left field and Paul Mainieri said on Thursday that Brennan Breaux and Beau Jordan are vying for the spot.
Tiger BlitzFriday at 3:00 PM