Pierre-Louis, Williams Honored at Walter Camp Awards Weekend
Jan. 13, 2014
Boston College senior linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and senior running back Andre Williams, who each earned recognition from the Walter Camp Football Foundation season, were formally recognized during the organization's 47th National Awards Dinner at Yale University Commons in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
Pierre-Louis earned Connecticut Player of the Year honors from Walter Camp, joining Bill Romanowski, who garnered the honor in 1987, as Boston College's recipients of the award.
A 6-foot-1, 225-pound product of Norwalk Conn., and King Low Heywood Thomas, Pierre-Louis registered a career-high 108 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and six sacks in 13 games this fall. He earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors from both the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) and the ACC Coaches.
A four-year starting linebacker, Pierre-Louis concluded his collegiate career with 360 tackles, including 214 solo tackles and 23 tackles for loss, in 44 games. He is tied for eighth (with Kevin Pearson (1987-90) on the school's career total tackles list behind Luke Kuechly (532; 2009-11), Stephen Boyd (524; 1991-94), Matt Kelley (432; 1987-90), Ed Duran (429; 1986-89), Tom McManus (1989-92), Josh Ott (381; 2000-03) and Bill Romanowski (365; 1985-87).
Williams was named one of five finalists for the organization's national player of the year accolade and earned All-America first-team honors, becoming the 10th Walter Camp All-American in school history, joining Gene Goodrealt (1940), Doug Flutie (1984), Mike Ruth (1984), Pete Mitchell (1994), Paul Zukauskas (2000, 2nd team), William Green (2001), Mathias Kiwanuka (2005, 2nd team), Jamie Silva (2007) and Luke Kuechly (2010, 2011).
Williams, a 6-foot, 227-pound product of Schnecksville, Pa., and Parkland HS, captured NCAA statistical championships - and recorded school records - in rushing attempts (355) and rushing yards (2,177) en route to winning the Doak Walker Award given annually to the nation's premier running back. He finished the season ranked fifth among all FBS running backs in the history of college football in rushing yards behind Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders (2,626; 1988), Central Florida's Kevin Smith (2,567; 2007), Southern California's Marcus Allen (2,342; 1981) and Iowa State's Troy Davis (2,185).
Williams earned All-America first-team honors on all five postseason squads officially acknowledged to achieve unanimous All-America status - the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America and Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Williams concluded his collegiate career having registered 704 rushing attempts for a school-record 3,739 yards and 28 touchdowns in 44 games.
Under the direction of head coach Steve Addazio, Boston College finished the regular-season with a 7-5 record, including a 4-4 mark in ACC play, and advanced to the AdvoCare V100 Bowl - its first bowl appearance in the last three seasons and its 14th in the last 16 seasons - where it fell to Arizona.