Isiah "Juice" Williams is in his first season at Illinois as the director of alumni and former player relations. Williams broke Illinois records for career and single-season total offense, career starts by a quarterback and career and single-season rushing yards by a quarterback while leading the Fighting Illini to the 2008 Rose Bowl.
In his position, Williams will manage all alumni and former player relations and functions, assist with on-campus recruiting, help coordinate the annual Illinois high school coaching clinic and maintain relationships with Block I, fraternities and sororities.
A Chicago native, Williams ranked fifth on the Big Ten career total offense list with 10,594 yards upon his graduation, helping Illinois lead the Big Ten in rushing in 2006 and 2007, and in passing in 2008. He engineered an Illini offense that broke school records for total offense and rushing offense in 2007, and led the Orange and Blue to a monumental 28-21 victory at No. 1 Ohio State on the way to the Rose Bowl that season. He finished his career third in passing yards in school history with 8,037 and ranked sixth in career rushing yards (2,557), becoming the first non-running back in school history to surpass 2,000 yards on the ground. An honorable mention Freshman All-American by Sporting News in 2006 and a three-time All-Big Ten selection, Williams' 56 career touchdown passes rank second in Illini history.
After college, Williams worked as an intern in the Illinois I Fund office, helping plan events and reunions, and networking with current and potential I Fund members. He also worked as a researcher for 20-20 Foresight Executive Search, as a management trainee with the marketing and public relations firm Alpaytac, and as the manager of the United States military's account with CDW Government.
Updated July 2014