20 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
The last day of the twenties.
Yesterday for day 21 we took a look at one of the most electric receivers to ever play college football, one of three to win the Hesiman. Now today for day 20, we highlight a running back that played college ball in Memphis.
DeAngelo Williams was born in Wynne, Arkansas and attended Wynne High School where he was a great two sport athlete playing football and running track. He was recruited by Iowa, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and ultimately decided to play for the Memphis Tigers.
Williams played for the Tigers from 2002 to 2005 and competed in forty four games. In his freshman season, Williams rushed for six hundred and eighty four yards and five touchdowns.
The following season, Williams was named Conference U.S.A. Player of the Year after he carried the ball over two hundred times for just north of fourteen hundred yards. In addition to that, Williams scored a total of thirteen touchdowns.
In 2004, Williams carried the ball over three hundred times for over nineteen hundred yards and had twenty three total touchdowns. He was once again named Conference U.S.A. Player of the Year.
2005 was Williams final season in Memphis as he once again carried the ball over three hundred times for over nineteen hundred yards. His touchdown total dropped a little bit as he scored nineteen total touchdowns. He was again named Conference U.S.A. Player of the Year for the third time and was named First Team All American.
Williams was drafted twenty seventh overall by the Carolina Panthers in the 2006 NFL Draft. He’d play the bulk of his career in Charlotte with the Panthers and then with the Steelers at the end of his career.
Tomorrow as we break into the teens, we’ll be highlighting a defensive lineman from Ann Arbor that was recently drafted.