Juice Williams is in his first season at Illinois as the director of alumni and former player relations after joining Tim Beckman's staff in March 2014.
Williams manages all alumni and former player relations and functions, assists with on-campus recruiting, helps coordinate the annual Illinois high school coaching clinic and maintains relationships with Block I, fraternities and sororities.
A Chicago native, Williams broke Illinois record and 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. Williams also broke Illinois records for single-season total offense, single-season rushing yards by a quarterback and career starts by a quarterback.
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.
Williams is engaged to Jamillah Bowman and the couple is planning to be married in December. Jamillah, the sister of former Flyin' Illini guard P.J. Bowman, ran track at and earned a bachelor's degree from Georgetown. She later obtainted a master's degree from Michigan before earning Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from Stanford. Williams has a daughter, La'Chez, and a son, Layden.
Updated July 2014