Jeremy Williams hauled in eight catches for 157 yards Saturday (file photo)
Sept. 15, 2008
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane wide receiver Jeremy Williams was named Louisiana Offensive Player of the Week Monday by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association after his eight-catch, 157 yard performance Saturday against No. 14 East Carolina. Williams' output included a 47-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Kevin Moore.
The 6-foot-1 junior from Baytown, Texas, posted eight catches from Moore on the day, including a 47-yard TD in the third quarter to tie the game at 14-14. On Tulane's very next snap from scrimmage, the two hooked up again for a 50-yard strike down to the ECU 19, which set up Andre Anderson's one-yard touchdown plunge.
In the second quarter, Williams grabbed a 31-yard completion down to the East Carolina four-yard line. Four of Williams' eight catches went for Tulane first downs.
On the day, he accounted for 217 yards in the Green Wave's narrow 28-24 loss as Tulane missed the upset of No. 14 East Carolina in the final minutes. He returned three kickoffs for 65 yards with a long of 25 yards.
For the year, Williams leads Tulane in receptions (12), receiving yards (181) and has one score, and also leads the team with 277 all-purpose yards (11 rushing, 183 receiving and 83 on the kickoff return).
His 157-yard effort Saturday was the fourth game of his career with 100 or more yards receiving, which moved him into ninth on Tulane's 100-yard receiving games list.
Williams, originally credited with 138 yards, picked up 19 yards receiving after a review of a first-quarter reception. Williams nabbed a quick pass for a gain of two, but following a fumble, a melee of players knocked the loose ball back 19 yards and out of bounds, with the Green Wave retained possession. With no fumble recovery, Williams was inadvertently credited with a reception of -17 yards, instead of a reception for two yards.
The additional yardage bumped up his career receiving yards total to 1,440 on 98 career receptions
Williams will go for his 99th and 100th career catches on Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m. against Louisiana-Monroe at the Louisiana Superdome.