Alabama well represented on LSU team

Courtesy: Steve Franz
Courtesy: Steve Franz

NUMBER 1 - Josh Williford

Hometown: Dothan, Alabama
High School: Houston Academy

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The biggest player on the team who is also one of the Tigers' young promising offensive linemen...Goes into the fall in a battle at right guard with Will Blackwell ... A powerful run blocker who was a recipient of the "Most Improved" award following his development in the spring ... Stepped into a starting role at right guard for four games as a redshirt freshman and has seen action in 13 career games.


Counted upon early in the season when he emerged as a starter at right guard following a season-ending injury to Will Blackwell in the opener against North Carolina ... Played in all 13 games with four starts ... Tallied 23 knockdowns in 249 offensive snaps ... Starts came against Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, West Virginia and Tennessee ... Made his first career start at right guard and played 57 snaps at Vanderbilt ... Recorded a team-high seven knockdowns on 57 plays against Mississippi State ... Saw extensive playing time against Alabama, recording five knockdowns in 45 snaps.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009.


Named first-team all-state in Class 2A as a senior...Named first-team all-state in Class 2A as a junior ... A three-star prospect according to and ... Rated as the No. 77 offensive guard in the country by ... Rated as the No. 113 offensive guard in the country by ESPN U ... Rated as the No. 77 offensive tackle in the country by ... Coached by Jimmy Addison.

PERSONAL Full name is Joshua Preston Williford ... Goes by Josh ... Born Sept. 24, 1990 in Panama City, Fla. ... Parents are Lane and Tricia Williford ... Has one brother - Garrett ... Majoring in agribusiness.