Williams Receives Honor From Conference USA
Oct. 27, 2003
Memphis tailback DeAngelo Williams was named the Conference USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Tulane this past weekend. The sophomore rushed for a career high 195 yards and scored two touchdowns on runs of three and 49 yards.
His 195 yards rushing against the Green Wave ranks as the fourth highest single game total in UM football annuals and moved Williams past the 1,000 yard barrier for 2003. He is currently ranked fifth in the nation in rushing and first in Conference USA.
Additionally, Williams added 41 yards in pass receiving and had 69 yards in kickoff returns giving him 305 all-purpose yards. His 305 all-purpose yards were the second highest total for a single game in Memphis football history and helped him up his lead as the number one ranked player in the national in all-purpose yardage. Williams has been ranked number one in the nation in all-purpose yards for eight of the nine weeks of the 2003 season.
Memphis linebacker Will Hyden received C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors last week for his efforts against Houston.