University of Iowa Athletics

#4 Leshon Williams

Height 5-10
Weight 214 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Richards
Leshon Williams - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – His 1,302 career rushing yards ranks 33rd all-time at Iowa… became the 52nd Hawkeye to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a career during 10-7 win at Northwestern.

2024 Honors – – Athlon preseason fourth-team All-Big Ten.

2023 Honors – – Honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media… Phil Steele fourth-team All-Big Ten… Roy Carver Most Valuable Player, offense; Coaches Appreciation Award, offense… 2023 – – Started at running back in seven games, playing in all 14… led team with 170 rushes for 821 yards (4.8 yards per carry avg., 58.6 yards per game avg.) and one touchdown, with a long rush of 82 yards on the season… the rushing yards (821) ranked sixth, the rush attempts (170) and yards per carry avg. (4.8) ranked eighth, and the yards per game avg. (58.6) ranked 10th in the Big Ten… the rushing yards (821) ranks 33rd in program history for most yards in a season… recorded his third career 100-yard rushing game in 13-10 win at Nebraska, rushing a team-high 15 times for 111 yards (6.9 yards per carry avg.)… tallied a 53-yard run in the second quarter at Nebraska, which is tied for his second longest and the teams fourth longest run of the season, and a 22-yard run on the final drive to set up the game-winning field goal… recorded his second career 100-yard rushing game in 15-6 win at Wisconsin, rushing a career-high 25 times for a career-high 174 yards (7.0 yards per carry avg.) with a career-high long of 82 yards and scoring his first career rushing touchdown… the 82-yard rushing touchdown was Iowa’s longest rush of the season, the longest rush in program history since 1997 and the longest rush all-time vs. Wisconsin… recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game in 41-10 win over Western Michigan, rushing 12 times for 145 yards (12.1 yards per carry avg.)… also scored his first career receiving touchdown on a career-high 25-yard catch vs. Western Michigan… his long of 53 yards vs. the Broncos set up Iowa’s first touchdown of the game and was Iowa’s second rush of 50+ yards this season… rushed a team-leading 24 times for 79 yards (3.3 yards per carry avg.) in 10-7 win at Northwestern… rushed a team-high 13 times for 63 yards (4.8 yards per carry avg.) with a long of 24 yards in 22-0 win over Rutgers… also caught two passes for 24 yards with a long of 17 yards vs. Rutgers… rushed a team-high 16 times for 54 yards with a long of 15 yards in 15-13 win over Illinois… rushed a team-high 12 times for 38 yards and caught one pass for five yards in 26-16 win vs. Michigan State… had 13 rushes for 74 yards (5.7 yard per carry avg.) in 20-14 win over Purdue… letterwinner.

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… letterwinner.

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… letterwinner.


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 12/26/2001… CLAS non-degree major… earned a bachelor’s degree in sport and recreation management with a focus on entrepreneurship… parents are Tiara Young and Cheri Marion… high school coach was Tony Sheehan.