FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Razorback junior tight end D.J. Williams has been named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, it was announced on Wednesday. The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 20 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team highlights a student-athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
Williams faced domestic violence growing up and has used his platform in an effort to help others dealing with similar circumstances. Williams is active at the University of Arkansas and in the city of Fayetteville with numerous community initiatives. He has participated in the Razorback for a Day program where he signed autographs and took pictures with kids from the Northwest Arkansas Children Center. He also assisted in the SEC Together We Can program.
Williams, a Little Rock, Ark. native, is a volunteer with Big Brother/Big Sisters and has helped feed the hungry in Northwest Arkansas with the "Lift Up America" program. Williams is a member of SAAC for 2009-10 and last year was involved in the Christmas Shop Razorback SAAC program at Toys-R-US. In May of 2009, he was selected to represent the University of Arkansas at the National Student-Athlete Development Conference at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Williams is third among the Razorbacks with 31 catches for 399 yards in 2009. He has played in all 11 games with eight starts. Arkansas is bowl eligible with a record of 7-4. The Razorbacks will take on the No. 17 LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge, La., Sat., Nov. 30, at 6 p.m., on ESPN. For more information, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.