One of the most highly touted recruits ever to sign with the Hurricanes, D.J. Williams was a starter right when he stepped on the field in 2000 as a freshman. Though known primarily as a linebacker, Williams spent time as a fullback for the Canes during his career.
His running ability would prove crucial when the Hurricanes met the Seminoles in the 2004 Orange Bowl. Miami had started the game slow, but fought back to take a fourth quarter lead. Trying to beat FSU for the second time that season, coach Larry Coker had a trick up his sleeve with his team clinging to 16-14 lead.
The trickery paid dividend for Miami, as the Hurricanes were able to run some more time off the clock, and hung on for the win.