Hard-running tailback that teams with Derrius Guice to give LSU one of the best 1-2 punches at running back in the SEC ... Williams and Guice go into the 2017 season having combined for 2,654 yards and 28 touchdowns ... Williams has played in 35 games with two starts ... Has rushed for 831 yards and 10 touchdowns on 176 carries in his career ... Has accounted for 1,032 all-purpose yards (831 rushing, 131 receiving, 70 kickoff returns) ... Has three multi-TD rushing games to his credit and one career 100-yard rushing game (130 yards vs. Missouri in 2016) ... Switched from No. 34 to No. 28 prior to the 2016 season ... Uses yoglates (part yoga, part pilates) as part of his weekly workout routine.
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Played in 11 games with two starts ... Starts came against Jacksonville State (24 yards on 3 carries) and Southern Miss (10 yards on 6 carries) ... Finished season with 233 yards and three touchdowns ... Had best game of career against Missouri with 130 yards and three TDs on 21 carries – all career highs ... Capped year with 37 yards on 12 carries in win over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl ... In home-opener, added three catches for 27 yards to go with his 24 rushing yards ... Rushed for 14 yards on three carries vs. Florida and followed that with 13 yards on four attempts in win over Texas A&M.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Played in all 12 games with no starts ... Rushed 60 times for 296 yards and four touchdowns with a 4.9-yard average per carry ... Added four receptions for 31 yards and four kickoff returns for 49 yards ... Capped his sophomore campaign with a two-yard touchdown run to put the final punctuation on LSU's 56-27 victory over Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl ... Scored a one-yard touchdown while lined up as a fullback against Western Kentucky ... Tied his career high with two rushing touchdowns versus South Carolina and added 61 yards on 10 carries ... Ran for a career-high 89 yards on 11 carries vs. Eastern Michigan ... Carried it 12 times for 45 yards with a long of 12 in the opener at Mississippi State ... Also spent time on special teams coverage units where he posted three tackles (two against Eastern Michigan and one at Syracuse).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Played in 12 straight games after he missed the season opener against No. 14 Wisconsin ... Rushed for 302 yards on 64 carries and scored three touchdowns ... Caught six passes for 65 yards, including a 25-yarder against Mississippi State ... Three of his six receptions went for at least 10 yards ... Added a 13-yard catch against Mississippi State and an 11-yard reception against New Mexico State ... Had double-figure carries against Sam Houston State (14 for 65 yards, 1 TD), New Mexico State (10 for 59 yards), and Kentucky (10 for 61 yards) ... His 65 yards rushing in his collegiate debut was the sixth-most by an LSU true freshman in his first game ... Followed that with 37 yards on seven carries and scored two more touchdowns, highlighted by a 22-yard scamper, against Louisiana-Monroe ... Returned his first career kickoff for 21 yards at Arkansas.
Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, 247Sports and Scout.com ... Set a single-season school record at John Ehret by rushing for 2,201 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior ... Also caught six passes for 309 yards and three scores during his senior season ... Ranked as the No. 11 running back nationally by Rivals and was a member of the Rivals 250 ... Started at quarterback in 2012 and ran for more than 1,000 yards and scored 27 touchdowns ... Led a John Ehret team that was winless in 2012 to a district championship in 2013 ... Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen ... Coached by Corey Lambert.
Parents are Karen and Darrel Williams Sr. ... Born April 15, 1995 ... Majoring in sport administration.
DARREL WILLIAMS' CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 21 vs. Missouri, 2016
Yards: 130 vs. Missouri, 2016
Touchdowns: 3 vs. Missouri, 2016
Long: 40 vs. Eastern Michigan, 2015
DARREL WILLIAMS' RECEIVING CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 3 vs. Jacksonville State, 2016
Yards: 38, Mississippi State, 2014
Long: 21, Mississippi State, 2014