Registered 704 rushing attempts for a school-record 3,739 yards and 28 touchdowns in 44 career games.
Started all 13 games at running back ... recorded school records for rushing attempts (355) and rushing yards (2,177); captured the NCAA statistical championship in rushing yards and rushing yards per game (167.5) ... earned the Doak Walker Award given annually to the nation's premier running back ... named one of six finalists for the Heisman Memorial Trophy... named one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year award ... finished the season ranked fifth among all FBS running backs in the history of college football in rushing yards - behind Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders (2,626; 1988), Central Florida's Kevin Smith (2,567; 2007), Southern California's Marcus Allen (2,342; 1981) and Iowa State's Troy Davis (2,185) ... captured All-America first-team honors on all five postseason squads officially acknowledged to achieve unanimous All-America status - the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America and Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation ... was a unanimous selection to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association as well as the ACC Coaches.Captured the George "Bulger" Lowe Award given to New England's best offensive player by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston ... earned the Harry Agganis Award given to the most outstanding senior football player in New England by New England Football Writers Association ... became the 16th player in FBS history to rush for 2,000 yards in the regular season; broke the 2,000-yard plateau in the team's 29-26 win at Maryland (Nov. 23) in the 11th game of the season ... established four of the top-five single-game rushing records in school history ... matched his - and the school's - career high with 42 rushing attempts for a Atlantic Coast Conference-record 339 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-21 home win over NC State (Nov. 16); surpassed Mike Cloud (1,726; 1998) for the school single-season record against the Wolfpack and earned Walter Camp Football Foundation National Player of the Week honors for his efforts ... rushed 30 times for 295 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-34 win at New Mexico State (Nov. 9) ... carried 32 times for 263 yards and two touchdowns against the Terrapins ... recorded 30 rushing attempts for 263 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-27 home win over Army (Oct. 5); matched Montel Harris for the school record for rushing touchdowns in a game and concluded the contest one yard shy of Harris' 264-yard output (a school record at the time) ... rushed 35 times for 204 yards and one touchdown in BC's 24-10 home win over Wake Forest (Sept. 6) ... earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors three times - on Sept. 9, Nov. 18 and Nov. 25.
Appeared in nine games, starting eight at running back ... led the team with 599 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns ... averaged 4.6 yards per rush ... recorded 49 yards rushing and a touchdown against Miami (Sept. 1) ... 61 yards on 14 carries versus Maine (Sept. 8) ... totaled 71 yards including a 30-yard rushing touchdown against Clemson (Sept. 29) ... career-high 191 yards rushing including a team record 99-yard touchdown run at Army (Oct. 6) ... recorded 104 yards on 20 attempts at Florida State (Oct. 13) ... posted 56 yards on 11 carries and hauled in two receptions for 27 yards at Georgia Tech (Oct. 20) ... rushed for 60 yards on 16 carries versus Maryland (Oct. 27) ... earned Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement honors.
Appeared in 10 games and made seven starts ... led the team with four rushing touchdowns ... was second on the team in attempts (124), yards (517) and average per game (51.7) ... rushed for a season-high 114 yards on 22 carries and scored a career-high two touchdowns in the 24-17 season-opening loss vs. Northwestern (Sept. 3) ... also had a career-long rush of 69 yards against the Wildcats ... rushed 16 times for 72 yards and a touchdown in a 28-17 win at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... tallied 95 yards on 20 carries in a 45-17 win against Massachusetts (Sept. 24) ... carried the ball 13 times for 56 yards and a score in a 20-19 loss vs. Duke (Sept. 17) ... recorded 61 yards rushing on 18 carries in a 14-10 win against NC State (Nov. 12).
Appeared in all 13 games...rushed for 461 yards on 95 carries on the year...had 19 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown, along with two receptions for seven yards against Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl...started the regular-season finale (vs. Syracuse) for the injured Montel Harris...set a school record for carries with 42 rushes for 185 yards and a touchdown in that game...posted 108 yards rushing on just 12 carries, including a career-long 59 yarder, vs. Virginia...rushed for 24 yards on five carries against Clemson...rushed six times for 25 yards and caught a pass at NC State ... made an 11-yard reception against Notre Dame...had 24 rushing yards on four carries against Weber State.
Earned All-State Class AAAA first-team honors as a senior running back at Parkland High School...selected as the Morning Call Player of the Year...also gained All-Area and All-Lehigh Valley Conference accolades in 2009...carried the ball 128 times for 1,913 yards and 33 touchdowns in his senior season...also made four receptions for 30 yards...ran for 258 yards and five scores in a win over East Stroudsburg South...led the Trojans to a 10-3 record in 2009...rushed for 959 yards and 14 touchdowns on 151 carries in 2008...spent two years at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, before moving to Parkland.
Andre Rishard Williams, born August 28, 1992... earned a bachelor's degree in applied psychology and human development major from Boston College's Lynch School of Education in December 2013; graduated one semester early ... served as a teaching assistant for freshman seminar entitled "Courage to Know" in the fall 2013 semester ... Andre is the third of Lancelene and Ervin Williams' four children; has two brothers and one sister.
05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: NEW YORK GIANTS: Round 4/113 -- Andre Williams, RB, 5-11, 230, Boston College...With David Wilson's future in jeopardy, the Giants continued to protect themselves at the running back spot by adding Williams, who last season averaged 6.1 yards per carry (355 rushes for 2,177 yards) and scored 18 touchdowns. While not much of a pass receiver -- he had just 10 catches out of the backfield in his four-year collegiate career -- Williams believes he can rise to the occasion not just as a tough inside runner but also as a pass-blocker. - The Sports Xchange