Harvey

Williams

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#22

Tailback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 208lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Hempstead, Texas
High School: Hempstead HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

1990 UPI ALL-SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE (First team)
1990 AP ALL-SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE (Second team)
1987 FOOTBALL NEWS SOPHOMORE ALL-AMERICA
1986 FOOTBALL NEWS FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA
1986 KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL FRESHMAN ALL-SEC

The No. 3 rusher in LSU history behind Dalton Hilliard and Charles Alexander ... Rushed for 2, 860 yards in his career to trail only Hilliard (4,050) and Alexander (4,035) ... His 27 career rushing TDs ties for the fourth most in LSU history ... Was back in full form for 1990 senior campaign ... Missed entire 1988 season following knee surgery, then was hampered by severe groin injury most of 1989 after injury in second game of season ... Rushed for 1,001 yards in 1987 as sophomore before suffering severe knee injury in final game of season at Tulane ... In his career, LSU was 11-2 when he rushed for 70 or more yards and 7-0 when he rushed for 100 or more yards ... Led team in rushing as freshman (1986), sophomore (1987) and senior (1990) ... Played in the East-west Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl after his senior season.

SENIOR SEASON (1990)
All-Southeastern Conference by UPI (first team) and Associated Press (second team) . Rushed for 953 yards on 205 carries (4.7 average) and seven TDs ... Also caught 15 passes for 152 yards and one TD ... Best game was against Kentucky with 213 yards on 28 carries with a touchdown run of 60 yards, earning him SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors ... Rushed for over 100 yards in three games: vs. Georgia (131), vs. Kentucky (213), vs. Tulane (136) ... Four TDs vs. Miami (Ohio) tied an LSU record for most rushing TDs in a single game ... Scored one rushing TD each at Vanderbilt,_ vs. A&M, vs. Kentucky ... One receiving TO on year, vs. Kentucky ... Led SEC in all-purpose yardage with 113.0 per game (953 rushing, 152 receiving, 138 kickoff returns) ... Missed parts of Vanderbilt, Florida games with hamstring pull ... Completed a pass for 43 yards for a touchdown vs. Ole Miss.

JUNIOR SEASON (1989)
Was LSU's third-leading rusher with 206 yards on 51 carries (4.0 avg.) and three TDs ... Played in seven games and started first two (at Texas A&M, vs. Florida State) ... sustained groin injury on first carry of second game of season and that injury hampered his output the remainder of the season ... Also played vs. Florida, at Kentucky, at Ole Miss, vs. Alabama and vs. Miss. State ... High game of 62 yards on 13 carries and one TD at Ole Miss ... Rushed for 57 yards on 10 carries and two TDs vs. Miss. State ... Caught two passes for 62 yards on the season, including one for 56 yards vs. Alabama ... Returned 10 kickoffs for 237 yards (23.7 avg.) and a long of 55 ... Suspended for disciplinary reasons for season finale at Tulane.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1987)
Led the Tigers in rushing for the second consecutive year, gaining 1,001 yards on 154 carries, the sixth-best single season effort in LSU annals ... was selected a first-team Sophomore All-America by Football News ... Was named, along with tailback Sam Martin, as the second-best running back combination in the country in a late-season All-America preview by The Sporting News ... Scored 11 touchdowns on the ground while averaging 6.5 yards per rush and 91.0 yards per game ... Ranked fourth on the team in receiving with 20 receptions for 188 yards and one score ... Was second on the team in scoring with 72 points ... His season rushing total made him the fifth running back in the SEC to surpass the 1,ooo-yard rushing mark during the season ... The total of six players accomplishing that feat in one season is a league first ... Best game was a 10-carry, 196-yard, three-touchdown effort against Rice ... The yardage total was the fifth-best single game effort in LSU history ... In that game, he dashed 60 yards for a score on the first play from scrimmage, and broke a 25-year-old SEC record by averaging 19.6 yards per rush ... Also caught one pass for 16 yards and had a 28-yard kickoff return in that contest ... Rushed 19 times for 181 yards (2 TDs) and caught three passes for 30 yards against Tulane to earn SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors ... carried 14 times for 165 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown sprint, vs. Ole Miss ... The 76-yard dash was the longest rush by an LSU player since Dalton Hilliard raced 66 yards against Notre Dame in 1984 ... Gained 70 yards on 15 carries and caught three passes for 52 yards, including a 25-yard reception, in the season opener at Texas A&M ... Had his one scoring reception (24 yards) vs. Cal state-Fullerton and also scored rushing TDs against Florida, Kentucky (2), Mississippi State, and Cal State Fullerton ... Returned two kickoffs for 38 yards, including the 28-yard runback vs. Rice.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1986)
Honored as a first-team Freshman All-America by Football News and was runner-up to teammate Tommy Hodson for SEC Rookie of the Year honors from the Florida Times Union ... Named to the SEC All-Freshman team by the Knoxville News-Sentinel ... Was cited as an honorable mention All-America by Football News and was listed in the tailback "stars of the future" in a late season All-America preview by The Sporting News ... Tabbed second-team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association ... Was named the UPI Southeast Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Georgia ... Was LSU 1s leading rusher, with 700 yards on 178 carries ... Scored six rushing touchdowns ... Was also the Tigers’ third-leading receiver with 27 receptions for 272 yards ... Gained 133 yards on 24 carries and scored one touchdown against Georgia ... Teammate Sam Martin had 106 rushing yards in that game, which was the only time all season LSU had a back with 100 yards or more ... Williams 1 second-best rushing effort was an 18-carry, 82-yard, one touchdown performance against Miami (Ohio) Scored his other touchdowns against Texas A&M, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Tulane ... Against Kentucky, he caught six passes for 47 yards, and had five receptions for 18 yards against Miami (Ohio) . Had 14 carries for 56 yards and a score in his collegiate debut against Texas A&M on national television (ESPN) ... Also had one pass reception for 30 yards in that game ... Rushed for more than 50 yards in every game ... . Ran back kickoffs the last two games and averaged 29.8 yards per return ... Against Tulane, he cut the seams and had a 46-yard return -- longest of the season for LSU.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was the Gatorade Circle of Champions Southwest Regional Player of the Year in 1985, and made virtually every prep All-America team ... Was all-everything at Hempstead High, where he finished his career in sixth place on the Class 3A rushing list, several yards ahead of current Indianapolis Colts star Eric Dickerson ... Williams had 5,883 yards and 70 touchdowns during his career ... Played high school ball with his brother, Darrell, who is now his LSU teammate.

 

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