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Andre Williams
RB #44
Height:
5-11
Weight:
230
Age:
23
College:
Boston College
Hometown:
Poughkeepsie, NY
Experience:
2

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 4th round (113th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    As a rookie in 20-14, Williams played in all 16 games with 7 starts…Led the Giants with 217 rushing attempts, 721 yards and 7 rushing touchdowns…He also had the team’s longest run of the season, a 50-yard touchdown at Tennessee (12/7)…Added 18 receptions for 130 yards with a long catch of 24 yards.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 4th round (113th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    As a rookie in 20-14, Williams played in all 16 games with 7 starts…Led the Giants with 217 rushing attempts, 721 yards and 7 rushing touchdowns…He also had the team’s longest run of the season, a 50-yard touchdown at Tennessee (12/7)…Added 18 receptions for 130 yards with a long catch of 24 yards.
-    Williams was the 1st rookie to lead the Giants in rushing since Joe Montgomery in 1999 with 348 yards…Williams’ 721 yards were the highest total by a Giants rookie since Ron Dayne had 770 in 2000. Hall of Famer Tuffy Leemans holds the franchise rookie record with 830 yards in 1936…Williams’ 7 rushing touchdowns were the most by a Giants rookie since Brandon Jacobs had 7 in 2005.
-    Rookies Williams and Odell Beckham Jr. led the Giants in rushing and receiving yards, respectively. It was the 1st time rookies led the Giants in rushing and receiving yards in a full season since 1950, when Eddie Price ran for 703 yards and Bob McChesney had 380 receiving yards…The last NFL team with rookies leading in both rushing and receiving yards was the 2012 Cleveland Browns. Trent Richardson rushed for 950 yards and Josh Gordon had 805 receiving yards.
-    On Oct. 5 vs. Atlanta, Williams scored on a 3-yard run and Odell Beckham Jr., in his NFL debut, scored on a 15-yard pass from Eli Manning. They were the 1st Giants rookies to score touchdowns by rushing and receiving, respectively, in the same game since George Adams and Mark Bavaro did it twice in 1985: Oct. 20, 1985: Adams scored on a 2-yard run, Bavaro on a 29-yard reception in 17-3 in over Washington; Nov. 24, 1985: Adams scored on a 37-yard run, Bavaro on a 12-yard reception in 34-3 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis.
-    Williams made his NFL debut with 9 yards on 5 carries at Detroit (9/8)…Scored his 1st NFL touchdown on a 1-yard run at Washington (9/25)…Also scored on a 3-yard run vs. Atlanta (10/5)…Started for the 1st time at Philadelphia (10/12), where he rushed for 58 yards on 16 carries (3.6-yard average) with a long run of 17 yards.
-    Scored touchdowns on runs of 1 yard vs. Indianapolis (11/3) and 3 yards at Seattle (11/9).
-    Williams had 24 carries for 131 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown that was a the Giants’ longest run of the season, at Tennessee…His 131 rushing yards was the highest total by a Giants rookie since Andre Bradshaw ran for 151 yards at Buffalo on Dec, 23, 2007…Williams was the first rookie with a 100-yard game and the first Giant with a touchdown run of at least 50 yards since Dec. 9, 2012, when David Wilson rushed for 100 yards, including a 52-yard score.
-    In that game, Beckham had 130 receiving yards and a touchdown on 11 catches. It was the 1st time in Giants history the team had rookies with 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game. The Giants were the 1st team in NFL history to have rookies with at least 130 rushing and receiving yards in the same game.
-    Williams had a season-high 26 carries for 110 yards including a 45-yarder, at St. Louis (12/21) to become the 1st Giants rookie with two 100-yard rushing games in a season since Eddie Price in 1950.
-    Scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run vs. Philadelphia (12/28).

COLLEGE:
-    Williams played in 44 games with 29 starts at Boston College…Finished his career with 3,754 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns on 704 carries (5.3 yards-per-carry), 10 receptions for 60 yards and 8 kickoff returns for 119 yards…Generated 3,933 all-purpose yards on 722 plays, an average of 89.4 yards per game…Recorded 14 100-yard rushing performances that included five 200-yard games and 1 of 339 yards…Williams’ 3,754 yards was the 11th-highest total ever by an Atlantic Coast Conference Player, a school record and ranked 9th on the Football Bowl Subdivision all-time record list and were a Boston College record, topping the previous mark of 3,735 yards by Montel Harris (2008-11). The only other Eagles to reach the 3,000-yard rushing level are Derrick Knight (3,725; 2000-03), Mike Cloud (3,597; 1995-98) and Troy Stradford (3,504; 1982-86)…His 704 rushing attempts rank 3rd on the school chart behind Harris (787) and Knight (708)…Williams’ 28 touchdown runs also rank 3rd, surpassed by Keith Barnette (34; 1973-75) and William Green (33; 1999-01)…His 14 100-yard rushing performances are 5th-best in a career by an Eagle.
-    In 2013, Williams started all 13 games and was the recipient of the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back…Became the 12th player in school history to be named a consensus 1st-team All-America…Was also a unanimous All-Atlantic Coast Conference 1st-team selection and 1 of 6 finalists for the Heisman Trophy, and 1 of 5 finalists for the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Award….Williams set ACC records with 355 carries for 2,177 yards (6.1-yard avg.) and became the first NCAA FBS player since Kevin Smith of Central Florida (2,567 yards in 2007) with more than 2,000 yards rushing in a season …The 2,177 yards placed him 5th among all FBS running backs in the history of college football, behind Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders (2,626 in 1988), Smith, USC’s Marcus Allen (2,342 in 1981) and Iowa State's Troy Davis (2,185 in 1996)…The previous ACC record was 344 carries that both Charlie Wysocki of Maryland (1980) and Thomas Jones of Virginia (1999) reached…Jones had also held the old yardage record, gaining 1,798 yards in 1999…Williams’ 18 touchdowns tied Mike Voight of North Carolina (1976), T.A. McLendon of N.C. State (2002) and Joshua Nesbitt of Georgia Tech (2009) for 4th on the ACC single-season record list…Williams topped the old Boston College record of 321 carries by Derrick Knight (2003)…His 2,177 rushing yards in 2013 shattered the former school mark of 1,726 yards by Cloud in 1998…Williams’ 18 touchdown runs in 2013 rank behind Keith Barnette (22 in 1974) and Darnell Campbell (19 in 1993) on BC’s annual chart…His 108 points scored in 2013 also rank 3rd on the single-season list, topped by Barnette (134 in 1974) and Darnell Campbell (126 in 1993). The only other Eagles to score at least 100 points in a season were Sandro Sciortino (107 in 2002) and Mike Esposito (102 in 1973)…His nine 100-yard rushing performances were 1 shy of the school record of 10, set by Cloud in 1998.
-    Williams set both school and ACC single-game records with 339 yards rushing vs. North Carolina State (11/16), topping the previous marks of 329 yards by John Leach of Wake Forest vs. Maryland in 1993, and by the Eagles’ Montel Harris, who had 264 yards vs. N.C. State in 2009…Williams’ 295 yards at New Mexico State on Nov. 9 rank 2nd on the school chart and 5th in ACC history…His 263 yards vs. both Maryland and Army placed 4th on the school list and 12th on the ACC chart…His 42 rushing attempts vs. N.C. State tied the school record that he first set in 2010 vs. Syracuse. The previous best was 41 carries by Montel Harris vs. Maryland in 2009 and the same total by Fred Willis vs. Pittsburgh in 1970…Williams ran for 5 touchdowns vs. Army (10/5), tying the Eagles’ record 1st established by Montel Harris vs. N.C. State in 2009.
-    Left the game at Syracuse (11/30) early in the 1st quarter with a right shoulder sprain…The injury would force him to decline an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl, in order for the shoulder to heal better prior to attending the NFL Scouting Combine in late February…Captured the George "Bulger" Lowe Award, given to New England's best offensive player by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston and earned the Harry Agganis Award given to the most outstanding senior football player in New England by New England Football Writers Association...He became the 16th player in FBS history to rush for 2,000 yards in the regular season; breaking the 2,000-yard plateau in the team's 29-26 win at Maryland (11/23)…Established 4 of the top 5 single-game rushing records in school history.
-    Carried 32 times for 263 yards and 2 touchdowns vs. Maryland...Recorded 30 rushing attempts for 263 yards and 5 touchdowns in a 48-27 home win over Army…Rushed 35 times for 204 yards and 1 touchdown in BC's 24-10 home win over Wake Forest, earning ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors…Williams closed out his career with 75 yards and a touchdown vs. Arizona in the Independence Bowl.
-    In 2012, Williams started all 9 games in which he played…Missed the final 3 contests vs. Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and N.C. State with an abdominal strain…Led the team with 130 carries for 599 yards (4.6-yard avg.) and 4 touchdowns…In 2011, Williams played in 10 games with 7 starts…A right ankle sprain prevented him from playing vs. Clemson and Florida State…Finished 2nd on the team with 124 carries for 517 yards (4.2-yard avg. and 4 touchdowns…As a true freshman in 2010, , Williams played in 12 games with 1 start (vs. Syracuse)…Gained 461 yards and scored 2 touchdowns on 95 carries (4.9-yard avg.).
OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Attended the Jay Fund’s annual Champions for Children Gala in New York City…Hosted more than 100 of New Jersey’s Special Olympic athletes for a Punt, Pass & Kick competition at MetLife Stadium…Visited pediatric patients at Hackensack University Medical Center for the Giants’ rookie Halloween party…Hosted MasterCard Family Day at the Giants’ training center.

PERSONAL:
-    Williams earned a bachelor's degree in applied psychology and human development from Boston College's Lynch School of Education in December 2013…Graduated 1 semester early...Attended Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga. as a freshman and sophomore before moving to Parkland High School in Allentown, Pa. for his junior and senior seasons…Made his Parkland High debut in 2008, when he rushed for 959 yards and 14 touchdowns on 151 carries (6.4-yard avg.)…As a senior, had 128 carries for 1,913 yards (14.9-yard avg.) and 33 touchdowns…Earned All-State Class AAAA first-team honors and was selected as The Morning Call Player of the Year…Led the Trojans to a 10-3 record, capping that season with 258 rushing yards and 5 scores in a win over East Stroudsburg South…Son of Lancelene and Ervin Williams…Born Andre Rishard Williams in Poughkeepsie, New York…Resides in Allentown, Pa
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 217 721 3.3 50 7 18 130 7.2 24 0 1 0
2014 NYG 16 7 217 721 3.3 50T 7 18 130 7.2 24 0 1 0

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