Jeremy Williams will join a cast of the finest collegiate football seniors in the nation this Saturday in the annual Senior Bowl.
Jan. 28, 2010
New Orleans - Tulane's Jeremy Williams will showcase his skills for the final time as a collegian as the Green Wave's leading pass catcher in 2009 will play in the 61st Annual Senior Bowl this Saturday, January 30th at 3 p.m. (CT) at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The game will be televised live by the NFL Network.
After torching opposing defenses the last four years, Williams hopes to spark some interest from NFL scouts next month at the 2010 Under Armour Senior Bowl. An honorable mention All-Conference USA selection this season, Williams reeled in 84 passes for 1,113 yards and seven touchdowns. His 92.8 receiving yards per game ranked fourth in C-USA this season and twelfth in the nation. The Baytown, Texas native's best game of the year came against UTEP when he totaled 324 all-purpose yards, which ranks third in Tulane single-game history and is tied for third in the country this year. His career high 222 receiving yards against McNeese State this season also ranks third in Tulane single-game history.
"I've heard a lot about the Senior Bowl," Williams said. "A couple of guys like Matt Forte and Troy Kropog have been invited since I've been at Tulane and just to go down there and represent my school and prove that I can play with some of the best in the country is something I really look forward to."
Williams finished his career ranked fourth in school history in receptions (197) and receiving yards (2,807). He ranks seventh on Tulane's list in touchdown catches (19) and fifth in 100-yard receiving.
Williams joined classmate Andre Anderson as the school's first-ever tandem to surpass 1,000 rushing (Anderson) and receiving (Williams) yards in the same season.
Williams becomes the 44th Tulane player, and the seventh receiver, to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl since its inception in 1950, and the ninth since 2000. He is the third straight player under current Tulane head coach Bob Toledo to play in the annual contest, joining former teammates Troy Kropog (2009) and Matt Forte, who earned MVP honors for his performance in 2008. Williams is the first TU receiver to play in the Senior Bowl since Roydell Williams in 2005.