Williams Earns Walter Camp National Player of the Week Recognition
Nov. 17, 2013
Boston College senior Andre Williams has earned Walter Camp Football Foundation National Player of the Week honors, according to an announcement made by the organization on Sunday.
Williams, a 6-foot, 227-pound running back who is one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award given annually to college football's top running back, carried 42 times for an Atlantic Coast Conference single-game-record 339 yards and two touchdowns in Boston College's 38-21 home victory over NC State on Saturday. Williams' 339 rushing yards against the Wolfpack represent the highest single-game rushing performance in the FBS this season.
Through 10 games in 2013, Williams has recorded 288 carries for a school-record 1,810 yards. He surpassed former Eagles William Green (1,559; 2001), Derrick Knight (1,721; 2003) and Mike Cloud (1,726; 1999) to achieve the highest single-season rushing yards in Boston College history against NC State.
Williams is the fourth BC player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, and the first since Montel Harris on Oct. 18, 2009.
With Saturday's win, the Eagles improved to 6-4 and 3-3 in the ACC. The team is bowl eligible for the first time in three seasons and will next travel to College Park, Md., to face the Terrapins on Saturday, Nov. 23. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. on the ACC Regional Sports Networks.