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.
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.