Alabama DL Quinnen Williams Discusses LSU Performance, Breakout Season
The breakout season for Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams might have reached a pinnacle last Saturday night against LSU.
Facing the No. 3 team in the country with dozens of NFL scouts on hand, the redshirt sophomore turned in his most dominant performance of the season, recording 10 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks in the 29-0 victory. Every week it seems like his stock is rising, but the notoriety isn't effecting his mindset.
"I really don't look at myself as a star. I'm just doing my job and handling my business like everybody else should be doing. And everybody else expects me to dominate my box just like I expect everybody else to dominate their box."
There's been a lot of talk since Saturday about the lack of holding calls in that LSU game and plenty of clips circulating on social media that would back up that complaint, but Williams looks at it differently.
"I really don't look at myself being held. I really don't feel like I'm being held. I just feel like I have to work even harder to get it."
Alabama fans might want to enjoy the final games of the 2018 season because it might be the last chance to watch Williams in a crimson jersey. His dominance this morning has him climbing inside the top 10 in many NFL mock drafts for 2019.
"It's really not a distraction to me right now but it's cool to just like have my parents and my grandmother be proud of me. But I don't really look at it. I really make sure I'm focused on my team, focused on the defense itself, and just focused on what we have at stake."
You can hear everything the defensive lineman had to say this week during his media appearance by watching the video at the top of the page.