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Ryan Williams is going pro

Posted on: January 9, 2011 3:40 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Virginia Tech now has a couple of running backs it'll need to replace in 2011.  Earlier this week Darren Evans announced that he'd be leaving Blacksburg to enter the NFL Draft, and now Ryan Williams has decided to give professional football a shot as well.  Williams made it official on Sunday morning, letting Virginia Tech know that he was not going to return for another season.

“It came down to what I felt like was the best decision for me,” Williams said. “When they say you have the potential to be a first rounder, that’s something that’s hard to pass up. This has been my dream since I was 6 and I’ve never wanted to do anything else. This is an opportunity to help out my family and especially my brother. 

“I want to thank Coach Beamer for giving me the opportunity to play. I remember when he came for my home visit with a No. 34 jersey and he told me I’d look good in it. I just thank him for the opportunity to play for his team. I also have thank Coach Hite for the opportunity to play in his backfield and for teaching my how to block and Coach Stinespring for allowing me to play for his offense.”

Williams burst on to the scene as a redshirt freshman in 2009, rushing for 1,655 yards and 21 touchdowns.  Injuries hampered him a bit in 2010, as he finished the season with only 477 yards and nine touchdowns.  Still, he's been told that he's likely to go in the first two rounds of the NFL draft, and that's a hard opportunity for anyone to pass up.  Particularly when you play a position that's known to have a short shelf-life.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:50 am
 

Ryan Williams is going pro

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Since: Jan 10, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Ryan Williams is going pro

I dint see the Dolphins getting him with their pick they have more concerns than a running back even though  brown and williams are gonna test tje free agent market. Ryan williams should've stayed in school at VT. he has been injury prone this year. he has so much to learn since coming out only has a sophmore. he'll be a early second rounder probably in the top ten picks in the second round. i see the dolhins singing brown but not williams and them picking a speed back in the third either Noel Devine or Demarco Murray maybe even daniel thomas if the want the two big backs system



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Ryan Williams is going pro

They were both great players but Va tech has so much depth at running back it doesn't really worry me. Just need to find a QB.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:36 am
 

Ryan Williams is going pro

I'd be happy to have him come to the Dolphins.  I think they'd jump all over Julio Jones if he falls that far though.

He's not injury prone, btw.  Was injured for a few games this year. Set the all time ACC Freshmen rushing record last year.  Not injured at all.



Since: Jun 7, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Ryan Williams is going pro

injury prone? yeah ok, you obviously don't know much about him. Brown and Williams of the Dolphins are the injury prone ones! 



Since: Jun 27, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Ryan Williams is going pro

I've seen one MOCK having him go #15 to Miami..Clearly the people are VT fans. Injury prone, meaning not worth a high draft pick!



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