Colorado St. Rams (Mountain West Conference)

2009 (Junior)
Played in 11 games, with eight starts at running back ...Averaged 5.2 yards per carry (124-for-650), with a team-leading seven rushing TDs...Also led the Rams in overall TDs with eight, including one through the air (13 catches, 155 yards, 11.9 avg.)...Named in the season's opening week one of five permanent team captains, the only special-teams captain...In resounding career debut as starting RB, a 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6), scored the Rams' only two touchdowns, his first multi-TD effort as a college player (had previously scored on a kickoff return, fumbled opponent kickoff return, carry and reception, but never more than once in a game)...Scored CSU's first 2009 points, a 1-yard plunge on the Rams' initial series, then caught his first TD pass in two years, 13-yard reception as a receiver late in the first quarter to put CSU up 14-0...Established career highs in carries (11) and yards (44), including the longest carry of his career - a 16-yard scamper that pierced CU territory on a second-quarter field goal drive that gave CSU a 17-0 lead - but didn't play after halftime, held out by doctors for precautionary reasons after sustaining a head injury...Suited up for contest vs. Weber State (Sept. 12) but did not play...Returned as a backup RB to help Rams to assertive 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), establishing a career high with 99 yards (on 18 carries, 5.5 avg., one TD); set up his own 1-yard TD one play later with a 10-yard run in the first quarter, diving for the pylon...Later in Wolf Pack contest, converted a third-and-1 on another first-quarter TD drive, and had four second-half carries of 10-or-more yards, including an 18-yard burst to set up the Rams' final TD...In conference-opening loss at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26), returned to the starting lineup for the first time in three weeks, and on a second-quarter touchdown drive that got the Rams back in the game, caught a 15-yard pass to convert a third down...Later in Cougars contest, after a big 16-yard run early in the second half, got his wind knocked out but later returned...In bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3), converted a fourth down to keep alive a first-quarter TD march; also picked up an important first down on a direct snap, early in the third quarter...In loss at No. 8 TCU (Oct. 17), made a stellar one-handed grab late in the first half to give CSU an important first down...In loss to San Diego State (Oct. 24), returned to the starting lineup and racked up a then-career-high 130 rushing yards, his first 100-yard effort, with a TD carry and TD pass; on his first pass as a college player, found FB Zac Pauga for a 23-yard go-ahead score late in the third quarter...Earlier vs. Aztecs on a first-quarter TD drive, had six carries for 27 yards, including a fourth-down conversion and a 6-yard score, in which he muscled himself into the end zone through a pair of SDSU defenders; later set up another TD with a 22-yard run, longest of his career until his 24-yard scamper in the fourth quarter...In loss at UNLV (Nov. 7), scored both Rams TDs - a career-best two rushing TDs -- and converted a pair of fourth downs in the first half; first, in the first quarter, broke a tackle in the backfield before reeling off a 12-yard run to convert a fourth-and-1, then set up his own TD with a fourth-down run off a direct snap just before halftime...Scored on the next play from 1 yard out, before adding a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter...In heart-crushing last-second loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21), had a bittersweet career-high 177 rushing yards on 27 carries, with two rushing TDs; was on the way into the end zone for a third score that would've put CSU up 34-26 with only 6 minutes left, but fumbled and the Lobos recovered on the CSU 5...Up until that unfortunate play, just his second fumble in 138 touches, had touched the ball on all seven snaps, and had accounted for all 77 yards on the march, including a career-long 39-yard run, setting the Rams up for a game-clinching score...Earlier in Lobos contest, set up his own second-quarter score with a 22-yard burst one play prior...Started the 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27), picking up 36 yards on four carries before departing with injury; gashed the Cowboys with a 26-yard blast in the second quarter, setting up his 1-yard TD?that was nullified by a chop-block penalty (CSU eventally scored).

2008 (Sophomore)
Played in all 13 games, playing both on special teams and on offense...Had 122 rushing yards, on 30 carries (4.1 avg.), with two TDs...Also posted 16 catches for 122 yards (7.6 avg.), and returned 16 kickoffs for 381 yards (23.8 avg.) and another TD...Added a fourth TD, returning an opponent's fumbled kickoff return, in Game 5...In season opener vs. Colorado (Aug. 31), returned the first kickoff of his collegiate career for a 90-yard touchdown, snapping the nation's third-longest streak of kickoffs without a TD (285); on the play, found a crease in the middle of the field, then out ran three CU pursuers down the far sideline over the last 40 yards before diving for the pylon...Also converted a third down with a final-quarter carry in Buffs contest...Had season highs in carries (7) and yards (27) at Cal (Sept. 27), and produced five first downs, including his first career rushing TD, a 1-yard plunge; also led the team with four receptions...In conference-opening win vs. UNLV (Oct. 4), scored the day's final points, recovering a fumble for a touchdown with no time remaining on a crazy kickoff return, igniting the CSU bench into euphoria; earlier, appeared to have recovered a fumble on another kickoff, when CSU claimed he had stolen the ball from UNLV kickoff returner Michael Johnson at the Rebels' 26-yard line, but replays couldn't produce enough conclusive evidence to overturn the call...Had two carries for 9 yards, vs. TCU (Oct. 11) and the nation's No. 1 rushing defense; both attempts were on direct snaps...Caught a career-most five passes at No. 14 Utah (Oct. 18)...In important win at San Diego State (Oct. 25), proved himself as a valuable playmaker, catching two timely passes; after converting a third-and-4 late in the first half, set up Kory Sperry's game-winning TD by taking a short pass and streaking down the far sideline for 48 yards late in the third quarter...In tough, 45-42 loss vs. No. 17 BYU (Nov. 1), took a direct snap and scored on a 9-yard run to give CSU a first-quarter lead...Early in win vs. New Mexico (Nov. 15), posted the longest carry of his young career, 14 yards, to convert a third down on a game-opening field-goal drive...In fourth quarter of win at Wyoming (Nov. 22), struck the Cowboys with runs of 8 and 9 yards to advance the Rams' eventual touchdown drive that put the game away, helping CSU to bowl eligibility...In New Mexico Bowl triumph vs. Fresno State (Dec. 20), saw a 45-yard kickoff return wiped out by a penalty away from the runback.

2007 (Freshman)
Finished with 14 carries for 40 yards (2.9 avg.), and five catches for 46 yards (9.2 avg.), including one TD...Made his college debut in season opener at Colorado (Sept. 1), carrying once for 1 yard...Also played briefly in Week 2 vs. Cal (Sept. 8)...At Houston (Sept. 22), scored his initial career TD on his first collegiate reception, a weaving, 21-yard play that gave CSU an early 14-3 advantage...Took the bulk of the carries at TCU (Sept. 29), with 34 yards on 10 attempts...Underwent mouth surgery during the practice week and did not play at BYU (Nov. 3), but returned to his special-teams role at New Mexico (Nov. 10)...Caught a pass for 6 yards in win vs. Georgia Southern (Nov. 17).

2006
Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High School
A two-year starter and letterwinner at Columbus High School in Miami, Fla. ...Led both Dade County and Broward County with 1,534 rushing yards in 2005...Also scored 22 TDs to lead the region...Was runner-up Mr. Florida Football in 2005...Received the Old Spice Red Zone Award, presented to the Top 50 football players in the country by USA Today...Named first-team all-league as a senior...Also was named to the all-Dade County team in 2005...Played in Dade vs. Broward all-star game as well as the South vs. North Dade all-star contest...Named Dade County MVP in 2005...Helped team to district championship under head coach Chris Merritt...Also attended Palmetto High School in Miami, Fla., for two-and-a-half years...Member of the National Honor Society...Also competed in track.

 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Sun Belt Conference)

2010 (Junior): Started first eight games and season finale...Injured knee on the first series of the Ohio game and did not return...Missed next three game, snapping streak of 20 consecutive starts...Returned to lead the Cajuns to a 23-22 win at La.-Monroe...Tossed a season-best 330 yards passing against the Warhawks, on 21-of-43 passing, with two touchdowns and zero sacks...Connected with Aaron Spikes on a career-long 73-yard TD strike and added a five-yard scoring toss to Ladarius Green...Was 18-of-32 for 310 yards and 2 TD at NT and 33-of-55 for 308 yards and 2 TD vs. No. 22 Oklahoma State to become the fourth UL quarterback with back-to-back 300-yard passing games...Followed-up with 246 yards passing at Troy (no Cajuns QB has ever posted 300 yards passing in three straight games)...Was interception-free for 134 consecutive passing attempts from the second quarter of season opener at No. 23 Georgia through the second quarter vs. No. 22 Oklahoma State (streak spanned 17 quarters)...Was sacked 17 times through the first seven games...His 33 completions and 55 attempts vs. OSU were both career highs and both rank third all-time in school history in a single game...Career-long 60-yard touchdown run vs. ASU gave the Cajuns a 31-7 lead with 37 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

2009 (Sophomore): Starting quarterback all 12 games...Posted nine games of 200-plus yards total offense, one shy of  school single-season record...His 222 completions rank as the third-best single-season total - just two shy of the school record...Threw for 2,406 yards, fourth best single-season output in school history...Had seven 200-plus yard passing games...Had a completion percentage greater than 55 percent in 10 games, while throwing a TD pass in eight games...Did not throw an interception in five games (SU, NT, WKU, ASU, ULM)...Had the finest debut of any starting QB under Rickey Bustle...In first career start finished 18-of-24 passing for season-high 283 yards with two touchdowns in the season opener vs. Southern...Did not get sacked until the second quarter of the fourth game (over 195 minutes without a sack)...Sacked just twice over the first nine games...Hit Marlin Miller with a 4-yard touchdown strike with 27 seconds remaining in the game to lift UL to a comeback victory over NT...Tied season-high with three total TDs and two passing TDs at WKU...Career-long 57-yard touchdown pass (to TE Luke Aubrey) came in the season finale vs. Troy.

2008-09 Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll

2007-08 Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll

2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in 11 games as the holder and served as the No. 3 quarterback…Took snaps under center in three games (at NT, FAU and Troy)…First career pass came at FAU and was intercepted…On the next series, was 6-for-6 for 82 yards, throwing a 30-yard touchdown pass to Luke Aubrey…Then threw a two-point pass to Aubrey that pulled the Cajuns within 40-29 with 1:40 left…Had five rushes at Troy totaling five yards.

2007 (Freshman): Redshirted, did not play...Tabbed Cajuns Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. South Carolina.

Christopher Columbus: Finished his career at Class 6A Christopher Columbus High School – the largest classification among private schools in Florida...Began his career at Miami’s Coral Park before transferring...Led coach Chris Merritt’s team to an 18-5 record and consecutive playoff trips...Accounted for 2,050 yards and 22 touchdowns in his two-year stay at Columbus HS...Completed 150-of-293 passes for 1,805 yards and 19 scores as a senior...Earned Third Team All-Dade County honors by The Miami Herald...The Herald ranked him as one of the two best QBs in the Miami-Dade County area...Participated in the Dade-Broward County All-Star game...Also rushed for 245 yards and three scores for the CCHS Explorers, who were 11-1 in his junior season.

University of Pittsburgh (Big East Conference)

2011 Scouting Report: A starter at Sam linebacker the past three seasons, Williams will transition to outside linebacker (the "Panther") this year...this position switch should take fuller advantage of Williams' ability to play in space or on the edge...originally joined Pitt as a running back prospect...has three defensive touchdowns for his career.

2010: Played in all 13 games, starting 11...had nine starting assignments at Sam linebacker and two at Will linebacker...had 64 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, one sack and one fumble recovery...twice had season-high seven tackles, including the Louisville and West Virginia contests...had six tackles vs. Kentucky in the BBVA Compass Bowl...had five tackles and two TFLs at Connecticut...had a 32-yard fumble return vs. Syracuse, setting up Pitt's final TD.

2009 Scouting Report: Returning starter at Sam linebacker...originally a running back at Pitt, Williams boasts outstanding speed and playmaking athleticism... excellent instincts...last season was his first playing linebacker on any level...high production as a redshirt freshman indicates Williams has all-star potential if he continues to develop.

2008: Stepped into the lineup after senior Sam linebacker Adam Gunn was lost for the season due to a neck injury in the opener...played in all 13 games, starting the final 12...compiled 47 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, two INTs and a blocked FG (at Cincinnati)...had career-high eight tackles and 1.5 sacks vs. Iowa...had two INTs at Connecticut, including one returned 20 yards for a TD...he returned his other pick 41 yards to set up a field goal...Williams' UConn performance marked the first multiple INT game for a Panther since the 2004 season (Malcolm Postell vs. USF)...had three tackles, a 10-yard sack and two pass breakups in the Sun Bowl vs. Oregon State.

2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Rated one of Florida's top 50 overall prospects after rushing for 1,481 yards as a senior at Barron Collier High...averaged 6.9 yards per attempt on 215 carries... also scored 17 touchdowns...his junior season, rushed for 1,210 yards on 146 carries (8.3 avg.) and 15 TDs... two-time All-Collier County...selected Honorable Mention Class 4A All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association...finished fourth in school history with 3,077 career rushing yards and 234 career points...rated Florida's No. 45 prospect by SuperPrep, No. 47 by Scout.com and No. 78 by Rivals.com...PrepStar All-Southeast Region... played under Coach Billy Sparacio...also a standout performer in basketball and track.

Florida International University (Sun Belt Conference)

Southern Illinois University (Missouri Valley Conference)

2009: Played in six games. Had three catches for 83 yards - all in the Southeast Missouri State game...Had a career-long 49-yard reception

2008: Played in 10 games and recorded 11 catches... Had three catches apiece in games against Northwestern and North Dakota State

2007: Played in four games as a true freshman...Made one reception for 17 yards at Indiana State.

High School: Attended Columbus High School, where he was his team's top receiver as a junior...Earned all-county honors as a senior...Caught 21 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns his junior season...A year later, he hauled in 33 passes for 433 yards and two TDs.

University of Iowa (Big 10 Conference)

High school honors - - Named first team all-conference as a freshman and sophomore . . . Career - - team advanced to state playoffs as a junior and senior, posting a 24-9 over his final three seasons . . . rushed 37 times for 300 yards and four touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded 48 tackles, 10 pass break-ups and one tackle for loss on defense . . . rushed for 552 yards and six touchdowns on 73 attempts as a junior . . . rushed 159 times for 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore . . . team captain as a senior . . . earned four varsity letters as running back and defensive back . . . also lettered four times in track (hurdles and sprints).