University of Iowa Athletics

#4 Leshon Williams

Height 5-10
Weight 208 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Richards
Leshon Williams - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 – – Recorded his first career 100-yard game in 41-10 win over Western Michigan, rushing 12 times for 145 yards (12.1 yard per carry avg.)… also scored his first career receiving touchdown on a career-high 25-yard catch vs. Western Michigan… his career long 53-yard run vs. the Broncos set up Iowa’s first touchdown of the game and is Iowa’s second rush of 50+ yards this season… rushed six times for 16 yards (2.7 yard per carry avg.) with a long of five yards, and caught two passes for 12 yards (long of 10 yards) in season-opening 24-14 win over Utah State… rushed once for three yards and caught one pass for two yards in 20-13 win at Iowa State… rushed six times for nine yards and caught one pass for three yards in 31-0 loss at Penn State… started at running back vs. Iowa State and Penn State.

2022 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, offense… 2022 – – Played in 12 games, starting five… posted 117 carries for 413 yards (3.5 yard avg. per carry) and two touchdowns… caught 11 passes for 78 yards (7.1 yard avg.)… did not see action in 27-0 win over Nevada due to the death of his father… career-bests with 24 rushing attempts for 72 yards in 7-3 opening win over South Dakota State, with a long of 10 yards… two receptions for 23 yards vs. SDSU, with a long of 15 yards… also recorded one solo tackle… 14 rushing attempts for 34 yards vs. in 10-7 loss to Iowa State, with a long of nine yards for a first quarter touchdown, the first rushing score of his career… led ground game in 27-10 win at Rutgers with 11 attempts for 64 yards and one touchdown, with a long of 21 yards… also had two receptions for 19 yards… had eight rushing attempts for 34 yards vs. in 27-14 loss to #4 Michigan, along with one pass reception for eight yards… posted seven rushing attempts for 32 yards in 9-6 loss at Illinois, with a long of 21 yards… recorded nine rushing attempts for 31 yards at in 54-10 loss at #2 Ohio State, with a long of 12 yards… had 11 rushing attempts for 43 yards in 33-13 win over Northwestern, with a long of 14 yards… posted a career-best three receptions vs. Northwestern for 19 yards… totaled nine rushing attempts for 17 yards in 24-10 win over Wisconsin, with a long of nine yards… had 11 rushing attempts for 38 yards in 13-10 win at Minnesota, with a long of 17 yards… recorded nine rushing attempts for 43 yards in 24-17 loss to Nebraska.

2021 – – Played in three games, recording 69 yards on 21 carries (3.3 yard per carry avg.)… posted season-bests with 10 rushing attempts for 42 yards in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky, with a career-long of 12 yards… tallied seven rushing attempts for 14 yards in 51-14 win at Maryland, with a long of five yards… posted four rushing attempts for 13 yards in 30-7 win over Kent State , with a long of eight yards for first career statistics.


2020 – – Redshirted… did not see any game action.

High School Honors – – Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior and senior… earned all-conference honors as a junior and sophomore… Career – – Helped prep team post 30-6 record over final three prep seasons, with three straight playoff appearances… advanced to state semifinals as a junior… team captain as a junior and senior… rushed 121 times for 1,001 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior… had 2,115 rushing yards and 26 rushing touchdowns as a junior… rushed 53 times for 450 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore… also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal – – Born 12/26/01… open major… parents are Tiara Young and Cheri Marion… high school coach was Tony Sheehan.