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Ishaq Williams | Linebacker

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 271

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Notre Dame might not know senior edge rusher Ishaq Williams' academic standing until week one.
NBC Sports' Keith Arnold points out head coach Brian Kelly has called it "an NCAA issue now." Summer school ends on July 24 and Williams was reinstated this June after missing last season as part of an academic fraud investigation. If he is not cleared academically by the NCAA, Williams might spend his final season on the scout team. Jul 20 - 11:42 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Notre Dame has reinstated senior edge rusher Ishaq Williams.

Williams was another name involved in the academic fraud investigation and was dismissed from the team last August. He was expected to start for the Irish prior to that incident. He stands around 6'5/271 lbs and has rushed the passer from a three and two point stance.
Jun 2 - 9:55 AM

Senior edge rusher Ishaq Williams will not rejoin Notre Dame this season, head coach Brian Kelly announced.

Williams is part of the academic fraud investigation that involves four other Notre Dame players. Kelly did mention Williams would like to return for the 2015 season, likely his final year of eligibility. The head coach added Williams is not allowed to remain in school this semester.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 12:26:00 PM

Notre Dame senior edge rusher Ishaq Williams has been dismissed from Notre Dame due to his involvement with academic fraud, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

"The school conducted an internal investigation this summer, sources close to the program told FOX Sports," Feldman writes. "The investigation uncovered that the players had submitted papers and homework that were written for them by others." Williams has missed time due to injuries in the past, but he was expected to start for Notre Dame this season and offered some desirable NFL traits. The school's president refuted the "dismissed" portion of the report, but did say the four players are being held out of team activities.
Source: Fox Sports
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Notre Dame senior DE/OLB Ishaq Williams will be on the radars of NFL scouts if he can produce this season, according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

The 6-foot-4, 271-pounder runs a 4.87, so it's probably for the best that Notre Dame plans to move him from OLB to DE in 2014. "A limited but dependable contributor thus far with only one start in 35 career games due to a surplus of defensive studs in South Bend in recent years," Stephens wrote. "Williams is big, athletic, flashes natural ability as a rusher, and possesses impressive movement skills for his size. He makes the move to 4-3 DE from OLB now, and with the starting spot his for the taking, can he be disruptive enough as a senior to show up on the radar of NFL scouts?"
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Notre Dame junior LB Ishaq Williams will continue to sit out due to a sprained ACL.

Notre Daqme faced Air Force and Navy in back to back weeks, which means plenty of cut blocks when defending the running game. These low hits have resulted in plenty of injuries for Notre Dame's front seven. "It’s unfortunate. It’s the style of offense that the academies play," head coach Brian Kelly said. "It is what it is."
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Notre Dame junior LB Ishaq Williams (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against Navy.

Williams suffered a knee injury in the Fighting Irish's victory over Air Force. That game marked his first career start, and it came as a down lineman. Williams is listed as an outside linebacker, but he has defensive end size at 6-foot-5 1/2 and 261 pounds.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 05:55:00 PM