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Michael Carvell

Williams transferring to Troy

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Anthony Williams, who graduated from Georgia Tech last week with a degree in business management, will play his final season of football at Troy.

Williams switched between outside linebacker and defensive end in three seasons at Georgia Tech. He appeared in 28 games for the Yellow Jackets, mostly on special teams.

“At the beginning of this past year, I figured out that I was going to transfer after I graduated from Tech,” Williams said. “I kind of got my name out there, and the defensive line coach at Tech (Mike Pelton) had some connections at Troy University (having coached there). I made a couple of visits to Troy, and it seemed like the best opportunity to finish my last year.”

There were rumors that Williams might join his younger brother at Auburn for one season. Andrew Williams, a senior defensive end at Eagles Landing Christian Academy, signed with Auburn over UGA and Clemson last February.

The elder Williams never looked at Auburn, but said he considered trying to go to UGA or Kentucky. However, that never materialized because a little-known SEC rule prevents graduate students with only one year of eligibility from being able to transfer and play immediately.

Williams said there are no hard feelings about Georgia Tech.

“I don’t regret anything at Georgia Tech,” he said. “I got a great education, made a lot of friends, and enjoyed my time there. I wish the best of luck to Georgia Tech this season.”

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