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Old 08-10-2005, 09:18 PM   #17
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Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 ... National leader in all-purpose yardage and fifth in rushing in 2003 ... Record-setting tailback who lettered for the second-consecutive season for the Tigers ... Set the Memphis single-season rushing mark in 2003 with over 1,400 yards rushing despite missing the final two and a half games of the season ... Returns as the starter at tailback slot ... 2003: Named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 ... Was named to the 2003 All-Conference USA Team (1st team) as a tailback ... Received the University of Memphis Offensive Player of the Year Award for 2003 ... A candidate for the Doak Walker Award in 2003 ... Named to the CoSIDA All-District Academic All-America Team (first team) in 2003 ... Received the New Orleans Bowl Scholar Athlete Award for 2003 ... Was the Tiger starter at tailback in 2003 ... Opened the season with 61 yards rushing and one touchdown in the win over Tennessee Tech ... Also added 135 yards receiving and two touchdowns in the Tennessee Tech victory ... His 135 yards receiving ranked as the highest total ever for a Memphis running back in a single game ... Had a season and career-long 80-yard reception in the TTU contest ... His 80-yard reception ranked as the ninth-longest in school history at the time ... Broke the 100-yard barrier rushing the following week in the Tigers? win over Ole Miss ... Rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns and had 31 yards receiving and a third touchdown ... Called by ESPN2 analyst Chris Speilman: ...?an Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboy and Phoenix Cardinals running back) look-alike? ... Gained over 100 yards the following week against Southern Miss when he tallied 158 yards ... Returned to the Liberty Bowl and gained 108 yards in the win over Arkansas State ... Marked just the second time in Memphis football history that a Tiger running back had rushed for over 100 yards in three-consecutive games ... Tied the Memphis record for most consecutive 100-yard rushing performances with 107 yards against UAB ... Averaged a season-high 7.1 yards per carry in the UAB game ... His 15 carries for 107 yards gave Williams his fourth-straight 100-yard performance of 2003 ... Had a school record fifth-consecutive game with over 100 yards rushing when he totaled 119 yards rushing against Mississippi State ... Continued his onslaught in the Tigers? road victory over the Houston Cougars ... Rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the U of M victory ... Had touchdown runs of 21 and two yards against the Cougars ... Also caught two passes for 36 yards ... Continued to lead the nation in all-purpose yards after eight weeks of season ... Had his best outing of the season in the road win over Tulane ... Rushed for a career-high 195 yards and two touchdowns in the victory ... Was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his effort ... His 195 yards rank as the fourth-best single-game performance in school history ... Tulane Chris Scelfo said: ...?He reminds me of Barry Sanders? (former Oklahoma State and Detroit Lions back) ... Had touchdown runs of three and 49 yards ... Also caught three passes for 41 yards and had 69 yards in kickoff returns, giving him 305 all-purpose yards for the game ... That figure is the second highest single-game total in school history ... The 100-plus yard performance against Tulane marked his seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing effort of the season and gave him 11 for his career which tied the Memphis record for career 100 yard games ... Continued to lead the nation in all-purpose yardage and was ranked fifth in rushing after nine weeks ... Ranked byCBSsportsline.com as the ?number one back in the nation? after nine weeks of the season ... Cracked the 100-yard mark for the eighth-consecutive game with 137 yards against East Carolina ... Scored one touchdown on four-yard run ... Broke the Memphis single-season rushing record with his 137 yards against ECU ... Moved past former Tiger Gerard Arnold, who had 1,059 yards in 1999 to set record ... Rushed for 154 yards and one touchdown and caught three passes for 25 yards in the Tigers? win over Louisville ... Broke the single-season record for rushing attempts with his 27 attempts against Louisville ... His 27 carries gave him 220 for the season, breaking Dave Casinelli?s record of 219 in 1963 ... Named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his play against Louisville ... Marked the second time this season that the league awarded the Player of the Week to Williams ... Listed by USA Today as one of the most influential sophomores in the nation on November 14th ... Rushed for 136 yards on 23 carries in the win over Cincinnati ... Suffered a torn MCL in the third quarter and was lost for the remainder of the season ... Started his rehabilitation prior to the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Worked out in New Orleans but knee became sore and he was held out of the New Orleans Bowl ... Lettered as a true freshman while playing in 10 games for the Tigers in 2002 ... Rushed for over 100 yards in his first collegiate contest ... Led the team in rushing in the spring of 2003 with 375 yards on 74 attempts ... Led the squad in scoring with six rushing touchdowns in the spring scrimmages ... Averaged 5.1 yards per carry in the spring ... Was named to the 2003 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Was also selected to The Sporting News Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Ranked 96th in the nation in rushing in 2002 and tied for fifth in average yards per carry ... Finished the season ranked 35th in the nation in kickoff returns and 90th in all-purpose yards ... 2002: Came to the Tigers as one of the most highly touted signees in Memphis football history ... Lettered as a true freshman ... One of the more impressive freshmen on the Memphis roster in 2002 ... Opened his collegiate career with 12 rushes for 129 yards and one touchdown in the Tigers? win over Murray State ... His 129 yards were the second-most by a true freshman in Memphis history ... Tallied 105 yards rushing against Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg ... Logged a 55-yard run against the Golden Eagles ... Gained 166 yards and one touchdown in the Tigers? win over Tulane ... Had an 86-yard run against Tulane for his lone touchdown ... Was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his work against Tulane ... Was ranked fourth in the nation in average yards per carry (9.3) after the fourth game of the season ... Suffered a knee sprain in the Louisville game and missed the Mississippi State contest ... Gained 110 yards on 10 carries in the win over Army and scored two touchdowns ... Had a 59-yard run against Army ... Was ranked second in the nation in average yards per carry after the 11th game of the season ... Finished the 2002 season tied for fifth in the nation in average yards per carry at 6.64 yards per rush ... Also worked as one of the Tigers? kick returners ... Led the squad in kickoff return average with a mark of 23.3 yards per return ... Averaged over 23.0 yards per return in six of the 10 games he played ... Had a season high six returns for 152 yards against Cincinnati ... His six returns tied for the second-highest single-game total in Memphis history and his 152 yards tied for the fifth most in Memphis annals ... Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and The Sporting News Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Ended the 2002 campaign as the team?s leading rusher with 684 yards on 103 carries ... Scored five rushing touchdowns during his freshman season ... Was ranked sixth in Conference USA in rushing averaging 68.4 yards per game ... Ranked eighth in the conference in all-purpose yards with an average of 115.5 per outing ... Was rated seventh in the conference in kickoff returns with an average of 23.3 yards per return ... Prep: Was considered the top back in the state of Arkansas in 2001 ... Was rated as the number 25 running back prospect in the nation by SuperPrep Magazine ... Was named to SuperPrep Football Magazine?s All-America and All-Region Team ... Was rated as the number two overall prospect in Arkansas by SuperPrep ... Was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 2001 Offensive Player of the Year ... Named to the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team in 2001 ... Rushed for a single season record 2,204 yards and 34 touchdowns at Wynne High ... Averaged 10.4 yards per carry as a senior ... Led Wynne High to the state 4A championship ... Had 939 yards rushing in four playoff games, including 26 carries for 302 yards and six touchdowns against Greenwood High ... Rushed for 194 yards on 24 attempts in the state championship game against Stuttgart ... Scored two rushing touchdowns, one receiving touchdown and one return touchdown in state championship game ... Gained 1,044 yards rushing as a junior and scored 14 touchdowns ... Was named to the Arkansas All-State team in 2000 ... Missed most of his sophomore season with a broken bone in his foot ... Holds the Wynne High record for most yards in a single season ... Holds the state 4A record in the 100 meters with an electronically time 10.81 ... Helped Wynne High to a second-place finish in the 2001 state track championships ... Was second in the 100 meters with a time of 10.93 ... Won the 200 meters with a time of 22.57 ... Bench presses over 300 pounds ... Had a 3.62 GPA at Wynne High ... Was also recruited by Ole Miss, Arkansas and Iowa before deciding on Memphis ... Is the son of Odell and Sandra Hill ... Played for coach Donald Campbell at Wynne High ... Born: 4/25/83.
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