Senior free safety who has the most experience in the UCF secondary ... candidate to start at free safety.
2004: Battled a foot injury and played in only three games ... did not record a tackle.
2003: Appeared in 10 games at both safety and on special teams ... 21 total tackles and one pass breakup ... came on strong at the end of the year ... five tackles (three solo) vs. Central Michigan (Oct. 25) ... tallied career-high seven tackles at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 8).
2002: Willis saw action in nine games, registering seven tackles (three solos and four assists).
2001: Willis redshirted while working with the defensive secondary.
High School: Willis graduated from West Orange High School in 2000 ... played for coach Tim Smith ... named to the Florida Prep all-academic first team following his senior season ... also tabbed as an all-Central Florida selection and earned all-county honors ... two-year letterman in football and was named to the Florida Top 100 ... rated as the best player in Orange County following his junior season ... member of the National Honor Society and earned a 4.2 GPA ... earned the team's academic award for the having the highest GPA.
Personal: Willis is an electrical engineering major ... born July, 7, 1983 in Orlando ... son of Wilma Preston and the late Willie Preston.