August 15, 2007

Williams ready to move forward

Some of the performances during the 2006 Penn State football season did not leave Nittany Lions' fans feeling optimistic about the potential for this upcoming fall.

In particular, Derrick Williams'.

After a freshman campaign cut short by a broken arm (4 touchdowns, 22 receptions and a 4.8 yards per carry average in six games), Williams returned in 2006 with as much determination as ever to be an impact player.

The season results were admittedly less than what Williams had hoped for. In 13 games, Williams scored only two touchdowns and caught a total of 40 passes for 440 yards. In the biggest games of the season, Williams came up empty. Against the four top ten ranked teams the Lions faced last year, Williams' line was as follows:

Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD): Notre Dame 3-12-0; Ohio State 3-22-0; Michigan 6-67-0; Wisconsin 4-50-0

Rushing (Carries-Yards-TD): Notre Dame 3-(-6)-0; Ohio State 1-(-1)-0; Michigan 2-5-0; Wisconsin 0-0-0

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