Earned bachelor’s degree on May 3 in Criminal Justice ... Returns for his third year as a starter on the offensive line ... Owns most experience of any lineman and will serve as one of the leaders on offense ... Could not participate in spring drills because of hand injury ... Carries high expectations at his position ... Squat lift of 565 pounds was tops on team ... Ranked second among offensive linemen with a 385-pound bench press ... Made Dean’s List Spring 2008 semester.
2007: Earned his undergraduate degree in May, 2008 ... Started 10 of 11 games on the offensive line ... Missed start against Western Carolina because of the death of his mother that week ... Started first two games at right guard, next three at left guard and final five at left tackle ... Played over 600 snaps including a season-high 78 against Western Kentucky ... Ranked second on the team in knockdown blocks with 44 ... Credited with seven pancake blocks in win at Georgia Southern and against Furman ... Graded out a team- and season-best 81 percent at Arkansas ... Also earned a 75-percent grade versus The Citadel ... Made Dean’s List Fall semester ... Member of Fall SoCon All-Academic Team.
2006: Started eight games at left offensive guard and one game at right guard ... Lined up on the line for 480 snaps ... Recorded 54 knockdown blocks ... Played a season-high 77 snaps against Jacksonville State ... Lined up for 75 plays versus Elon ... Registered 10 pancake blocks at Memphis and 10 against Elon ... Missed three games because of injury ... Made Dean’s List both Fall and Spring semesters
2005: Reserve offensive lineman ... Participated in two games, against Southern Conference foes Georgia Southern and The Citadel ... Lined up for 14 snaps at Georgia Southern ... Graded out at 86 percent against the Eagles according to Coach Turner’s grading system ... Hampered in spring by an injury... Dean’s List honoree for spring semester ... Member of the TIAA-CREF Academic All-Southern Conference Team in fall semester.
2004: Redshirted ... Worked with offensive line and the scout team.
RICHMOND HILL HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter on the offensive line ... Unanimous choice for Region’s top offensive lineman senior year ... First-Team All-Region as a senior, Second-Team as a junior ... Earned Super 11 recognition by WTOC-TV ... Also recorded 35 hits from defensive tackle position ... Wildcats went 3-7 in 2003 ... Coached at Richmond Hill by Mike Dowis.
William McLauren Giles ... Born June 26, 1986 ... Son of Bill and the late Lisa Giles.