Hawk Item – – Led team in rushing yards in both post-season games in 2021 . . . redshirted in 2020 . . . one of eight true freshmen to see action in 2020, playing in just one contest . . . enrolled for 2020 spring semester . . . earned Dean’s List recognition, fall, 2020.
2021 Honors – – Next Man in Award, offense . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2021 – – Saw action in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana, recording one rushing attempt for three yards . . . saw action on special teams in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as offense rushed for 206 yards and gained 418 yards total offense . . . four rushing attempts for 17 yards vs. Kent State, with a long of six yards . . . also had three receptions for 14 yards, with a long of 11 yards . . . saw action in 24-14 win over Colorado State . . . two rushing attempts for two yards vs. CSU . . . saw action in 51-14 win at Maryland as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . one rushing attempt for three yards at Maryland . . . recorded one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-7 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . two rushing attempts for 15 yards at Wisconsin, with a long of eight yards, along with one kickoff return for 18 yards . . . saw actionin 17-12 win at Northwestern as offense gained 185 net rushing yards . . . rushed 10 times for 41 yards at Northwestern, with a long of 11 yards . . . also had one reception for four yards . . . career highs in both attempts and rushing yards at Northwestern . . . saw action in 27-22 win over Minnesota . . . one rushing attempt for four yards vs. Minnesota . . . saw action in 33-23 win over Illinois . . . 10 rushing attempts for career-high 56 yards vs. Illinois, with a long of 16 yards . . . saw action in 28-21 win at Nebraska as offense gained 186 net rushing yards . . . six rushing attempts for 10 yards at Nebraska, along with two receptions for 16 yards . . . saw action in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . led team in rushing with career-high 12 attempts for 56 yards vs. Michigan to match career-best yardage, with a long of 11 yards . . . also had one pass reception and one incomplete pass attempt . . . started at running back in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky as offense rushed for 173 yards and gained 384 yards total offense . . . career-best 16 rushing attempts for career-best 98 yards vs. Kentucky, with a long of 19 yards . . . two receptions for 14 yards vs. Kentucky.
2020 – – Redshirted after seeing action in just one game . . . saw first action of career in 49-7 win over Michigan State as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 405 yards total offense . . . eight rushing attempts for 28 yards vs. MSU, with a long of seven yards.
High School Honors – – First-team all-state, all-conference, and all-district as a senior . . . second-team all-state as a junior . . . first-team all-district and all-conference as a freshman, sophomore, and junior . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman . . . member of state championship team as a senior with 13-1 record . . . prep team reached state semifinals as a junior . . . state playoff participant as a freshman and sophomore . . . rushed for 1,263 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior . . . rushed for 1,309 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior . . . had 732 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore, with 421 receiving yards and two touchdowns . . . rushed for 805 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman, along with 242 receiving yards and one touchdown . . . also lettered three years in track.
Personal – – Born 2/20/02 . . . pre-business major . . . parents are Kori and Byron Williams . . . high school coach was Tom Wilson.