Andre Williams one of three unanimous All-ACC first-team honorees
Director of Athletics Brad Bates explains why the senior running back embodies the Heisman Trophy mission statement
The senior running back went through the "ESPN Car Wash" on Thursday
Senior leads the nation with 2,102 rushing yards
Andre Williams the lone unanimous selection to the All-ACC team
Images of the standout running back from throughout his Boston College career
NC State @ Boston College
Boston College vs. Virginia Tech - UTSI
WILLIAMS' CAREER HIGHS
2013 (SENIOR): Has appeared in and started all 11 games at running back ... is a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award given annually to college football's top running back ... has established Boston College and Atlantic Coast Conference single-season rushing records with 2,073 yards ... is the 16th player in FBS history to rush for 2,000 yards in the regular season (12th all-time)... leads all FBS running backs in rushing attempts (320), rushing yards (2073) and rushing yards per game (188.5) ... also leads all FBS players with five 200-plus yard rushing performances ... carried the ball 32 times for 263 yards and two touchdowns at Maryland (Nov. 23); earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors.... rushed 42 times for a BC and ACC single-game record 339 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 38-21 home win over NC State (Nov. 16); totaled marked the highest rushing output in the FBS this season; earned Walter Camp Football Foundation, CBS Sports.com and Athlon Sports National Offensive Player of the Week honors ... carried 30 times for 295 yards - a school record at the time - in a 48-34 win at New Mexico State (Nov. 9) ... recorded 30 rushing attempts for 263 yards and five touchdowns in the team's 48-27 home win over Army (Oct. 5); matched the school record for touchdowns in a game against the Black Knights (Montel Harris, NC State, 2009) and finished the game one yard shy of Harris' 264-yard output against the Wolfpack which marked the school record ... rushed 35 times for 204 yards and one touchdown in BC's 24-10 home win over Wake Forest (Sept. 6); earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors.
2012 (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine games, starting eight at running back ... led the team with 599 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns ... averaged 4.6 yards per rush ... recorded 49 yards rushing and a touchdown against Miami (Sept. 1) ... 61 yards on 14 carries versus Maine (Sept. 8) ... totaled 71 yards including a 30-yard rushing touchdown against Clemson (Sept. 29) ... career-high 191 yards rushing including a team record 99-yard touchdown run at Army (Oct. 6) ... recorded 104 yards on 20 attempts at Florida State (Oct. 13) ... posted 56 yards on 11 carries and hauled in two receptions for 27 yards at Georgia Tech (Oct. 20) ... rushed for 60 yards on 16 carries versus Maryland (Oct. 27) ... earned Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement honors.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 10 games and made seven starts ... led the team with four rushing touchdowns ... was second on the team in attempts (124), yards (517) and average per game (51.7) ... rushed for a season-high 114 yards on 22 carries and scored a career-high two touchdowns in the 24-17 season-opening loss vs. Northwestern (Sept. 3) ... also had a career-long rush of 69 yards against the Wildcats ... rushed 16 times for 72 yards and a touchdown in a 28-17 win at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... tallied 95 yards on 20 carries in a 45-17 win against Massachusetts (Sept. 24) ... carried the ball 13 times for 56 yards and a score in a 20-19 loss vs. Duke (Sept. 17) ... recorded 61 yards rushing on 18 carries in a 14-10 win against NC State (Nov. 12).
2010 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games...rushed for 461 yards on 95 carries on the year...had 19 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown, along with two receptions for seven yards against Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl...started the regular-season finale (vs. Syracuse) for the injured Montel Harris...set a school record for carries with 42 rushes for 185 yards and a touchdown in that game...posted 108 yards rushing on just 12 carries, including a career-long 59 yarder, vs. Virginia...rushed for 24 yards on five carries against Clemson...rushed six times for 25 yards and caught a pass at NC State ... made an 11-yard reception against Notre Dame...had 24 rushing yards on four carries against Weber State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-State Class AAAA first-team honors as a senior running back at Parkland High School...selected as the Morning Call Player of the Year...also gained All-Area and All-Lehigh Valley Conference accolades in 2009...carried the ball 128 times for 1,913 yards and 33 touchdowns in his senior season...also made four receptions for 30 yards...ran for 258 yards and five scores in a win over East Stroudsburg South...led the Trojans to a 10-3 record in 2009...rushed for 959 yards and 14 touchdowns on 151 carries in 2008...spent two years at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, before moving to Parkland.
PERSONAL:Andre Rishard Williams, born August 28, 1992... enrolled as an applied psychology and human development major in the Lynch School of Education and is scheduled to graduate in December 2013 (one semester early) ... serves as a teaching assistant for freshman seminar entitled "Courage to Know" ... is the recipient of The Fish Cornerstone Scholarship Fund ... Andre is the third of Lancelene and Ervin Williams' four children.