| Roy Williams
6-4 · 210
Odessa, Texas (Permian)
Big, fast and athletic four-year wideout who ranked among the nation's premier receivers ... chosen as the seventh overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions ... was a Biletnikoff semifinalist in 2003 ... voted as UT's George "Hook" McCullough MVP as a senior ... tabbed unanimous first-team All-Big 12 as a sophomore, junior and senior ... played in 50 games, including bowls, and started 42 contests during his career ... set UT career records for receptions (241), receiving yards (3,866), TD receptions (36) and 100-yard receiving games (16) ... was ranked ninth on the UT all-time scoring list (238 points) ... cleared the 4,000-yard mark in all-purpose yards with 4,109, which was seventh best in UT history ... caught a pass in a UT-record 47 consecutive games and 49-of-50 career contests, including bowls ... recorded at least four catches in 39 of those contests ... injured in the first quarter of the only career game he didn't have a reception (vs. Houston, 2000) ... 23 of his career catches have covered at least 40 yards ... totalled 39 TDs when you include his three career TD runs (ranked fourth in UT history) ... combined with B.J. Johnson to produce four of the top nine receiving seasons by a duo on UT record the past four years ... caught 70 passes for 1,079 yards and nine TDs in 2003 ... had a school-best string of seven consecutive 100-yard receiving games that ended at Rice in 2003 ... registered 64 receptions (was No. 3 on UT's single-season list) for 1,142 yards (ranked No. 2) and a UT-record 12 TDs in 2002 despite battling a hamstring injury for the better part of six games ... a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist and first-team All-Big 12 performer ... also shared UT's Offensive MVP award ... had six 100-yard receiving games (T-No. 2 on UT's single-season chart), including a current UT-record streak of five in a row ... battled through an ankle injury for the entire 2001 season but still managed to be one of the nation's most explosive wideouts ... had offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle and was forced to miss 2002 spring drills ...posted the second-most receptions on UT record (67), the seventh-most touchdown catches (seven) and the eighth-most receiving yards (836) in 2001 ... a first-team All-Big 12 selection that year ... played in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and started the final seven contests as a true freshman ... tabbed the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year ... a second-team Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News and a third-team All-Big 12 choice ... shared UT's Outstanding Wide Receiver and Outstanding Offensive Newcomer awards ... broke or tied 13 freshman receiving records and two school records in 2000 ... set the school's freshman single-season records for receiving yards (809), TD receptions (eight), total TDs (10), 100-yard games (three) and points by a non-kicker (62) in 2000 ... ranks second on UT's frosh single-season receptions chart (40) ... turned in the longest reception by a frosh in school history, a 96-yard TD against Oklahoma State ... posted two of the top three freshman receiving yards games and seven of the top 14 frosh single-game reception totals in school history ... had seven catches of 40 or more yards as a freshman... combined with B.J. Johnson to become the Longhorns' most prolific freshman receiving tandem (81 receptions for 1,507 yards and 11 TDs) ... claimed all-state honors in both football and track as a prep junior and senior ... won the long jump with a state-record leap of 25-6, was second in the high jump (6-10) and finished third in the 100 meters (10.48) to tally all of Permian High's 24 points at the 2000 UIL Track & Field Championships.
Started all 13 games ... a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection ... named second-team All-Big 12 by the conference coaches and The Associated Press ... voted UT's George "Hook" McCullough MVP ... shared UT's Darrell K Royal Most Valuable Offensive Player Award and Outstanding Wide Receiver honors ... voted as one of the four permanent team captains ... recorded 70 receptions for 1,079 and nine touchdowns in 2003 ... received UT's first Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Week award of the season for his efforts against New Mexico State (four catches for 104 yards and two TDs), completing a string of six-consecutive games with a TD reception ... had a 53-yard reception against NMSU ... pulled down 10 catches for 117 yards against Arkansas ... added 69 yards on five receptions with a TD at Rice ... became UT's all-time leader in career receiving yards with an 18-yard TD reception during that game ... recorded four receptions for 84 yards and two TDs against Tulane ... caught seven passes for 89 yards against No. 1 Oklahoma's fourth-ranked defense ... had four receptions for 91 yards, including a 46-yard catch, and a touchdown at Iowa State, while connecting on his first career pass completion to B.J. Johnson for 56 yards ... caught three passes for 60 yards at Baylor with a 41-yard TD reception ... facing No. 21 Oklahoma State's Thorpe Award semifinalist CB Darrant Williams, hauled in six catches for 162 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown and a 42-yard reception ... had eight receptions for 136 yards with a key 54-yard catch on Texas' final drive to set up the game-winning score in the Longhorns 43-40 win versus Texas Tech ... posted nine receptions for 97 yards and a TD in the Holiday Bowl vs. No. 15 Washington State ... also rushed one time for 11 yards.
Played in 12 games, including the Cotton Bowl, and started nine contests at split end ... missed the Tulane game with a hamstring injury ... was slowed by the injury for the better part of five other contests ... also saw action on the punt block team before the injury ... a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection ... earned second-team all-conference honors from The Associated Press ... tabbed an honorable mention All-American by CNNSI.com ... a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist and also a preseason Walter Camp Player of the Year candidate ... shared UT's Darrell K Royal Most Valuable Player and Outstanding Wide Receiver awards ... caught 64 passes (No. 3 on UT's single-season list) for 1,142 yards (No. 2) and a school-record 12 TDs ... just the third player in UT history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season (Kwame Cavil 1,188/1999; Wane McGarity 1,087/1998) ... ranked second in the Big 12 and 17th in the NCAA in receiving yards per game (95.2 ypg) and sixth in the league and 36th nationally in receptions per contest (5.3 rpg) ... also ran five reverses for 85 yards (17.0 avg.) ... a key member of UT offense that ranked fifth in the Big 12 and 16th in the country in scoring offense (33.8 ppg.) ... a four-time recipient of UT's Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Game award (vs. North Texas, at Nebraska, vs. Baylor and vs. Texas A&M) ... posted 39 catches for 741 yards (19.0 avg.) and 10 total TDs (nine rec/one rush) in the last five games ... all of those contests were 100-yard performances, a UT record ... named the Cotton Bowl Offensive MVP after hauling in four passes for 142 yards, including a 51-yard TD and 75-yard reception that set up another score ... also had a touchdown run of 39 yards against LSU ... caught six passes for 149 yards and hauled in TD passes of 75 and 38 yards to become the school's single-season record holder with 11 (previous: 10, Herkie Walls, 1982) against Texas A&M ... posted 117 yards and a career-high three TDs on eight receptions against Texas Tech and broke Mike Adams' UT career 100-yard receiving games record with his 10th 100-yard effort ... recorded a season-high 172 yards on eight catches against Baylor and was on the receiving end of a 73-yard TD pass from Chris Simms on the second offensive play of the game ... posted a UT-record 13 receptions for 161 yards and two TDs as UT rolled up a school-record 419 passing yards at Nebraska and ended the Huskers' national-leading 26-game home winning streak ... hauled in five passes for 136 yards and two TDs at North Carolina and broke Mike Adams' UT record for career TD receptions. ... had five receptions for 81 yards and ran one reverse for 17 yards in the season opener against North Texas ... recorded a 25-yard TD catch against Houston before leaving the game due to injury ... caught two passes for 68 yards, including a 44-yarder that set up UT's first score, and ran a reverse for 19 yards against No. 2 Oklahoma ... posted five receptions for 27 yards against Oklahoma State ... added four catches for 48 yards against No. 17 Iowa State ... caught three passes for 16 yards at No. 17 Kansas State.
Started all 13 games at split end, including the Holiday Bowl ... a first-team All-Big 12 selection ... shared UT's Most Outstanding Wide Receiver Award ... a member of the Biletnikoff Award's watch list ... registered 67 receptions for 836 yards and seven touchdowns ... those marks rank second, seventh and in a sixth-place tie, respectively, on UT's single-season charts ... ranked 37th nationally in total receiving yards and 40th in receptions per game (5.6) ... posted three 100-yard games ... caught at least four passes in all 13 contests ... had a UT record-tying streak of five consecutive games with a TD reception (Oct. 13-Nov. 10) ... caught a total of six TDs during that stretch ... rushed for 47 yards on five carries (9.4 avg.) ... posted a career-high 11 receptions for 134 yards (No. 4 on UT's bowl game chart) and a 25-yard TD against No. 21 Washington in the Holiday Bowl ... his 11 catches were a UT bowl game record and tied the Holiday Bowl record ... caught 10 passes (No. 5 on UT's single-game list) for 98 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown, against Texas Tech ... had six receptions for a season-high 147 yards and a 36-yard TD at Baylor ... also had a 46-yard catch in that game and was tabbed UT's Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Week ... recorded six catches for 109 yards and a 68-yard TD against Kansas ... caught eight passes for 56 yards at Texas A&M ... registered five receptions for 43 yards and two scores (5, 16) at Oklahoma State ... recorded five catches for 83 yards in the Big 12 Championship game against No. 9 Colorado ... added a season-long 27-yard reverse in that contest ... had five catches for 34 yards and a TD at Missouri and five receptions for 64 yards against No. 3 Oklahoma ... opened the year with five catches for 70 yards against New Mexico State ... posted four grabs for 45 yards in UT's first matchup with No. 14 Colorado ... also recorded four receptions at Houston (for 49 yards) and against North Carolina (for 38 yards).
Played in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and started the final seven contests ... tabbed the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year ... a second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... a third-team All-Big 12 selection by the league's coaches ... a second-team all-conference choice by the Austin American-Statesman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and The Sporting News ... shared the team's Outstanding Wide Receiver and Outstanding Offensive Newcomer awards ... had 40 catches for 809 yards and eight touchdowns ... ran the ball twice for 75 yards and a pair of scores ... set or tied 13 UT freshman records and two school records ... broke UT's freshman single-season marks for receiving yards, 100-yard receiving games (three), TD catches (eight), total TDs (10) and points by a non-kicker (62) ... ranked 38th nationally in total receiving yards (809) and receiving yards per game (73.5) ... ranked first nationally among true freshman wide receivers in receiving yards (809), yards per game (73.5), yards per catch (20.2) and touchdowns (eight) and was third in receptions (40) ... posted two of the top three freshman receiving yards games and seven of the top 14 frosh single-game reception totals in school history ... averaged 44.1 yards per touchdown reception and 21.0 yards per touch ... caught a pair of passes for 44 yards against No. 8 Oregon in the Holiday Bowl ... was limited for most of that contest with a pulled muscle in his leg ... had four receptions for 85 yards and a score against No. 22 Texas A&M ... also added a 40-yard rushing touchdown against the Aggies ... set a then-freshman single-game record with 180 receiving yards (on four receptions) and tied the frosh single-game record with two touchdown catches (65, 38) at Kansas ... his 180 receiving yards all came in the first half and broke the school record for receiving yards in a half ... also scored on a 35-yard reverse against the Jayhawks and accounted for a UT frosh-record 18 points ... his 180 receiving yards at Kansas set the school record for receiving yards on the road ... had five catches for 87 yards, including a 48-yard TD reception against Missouri ... hauled in three passes for 55 yards and a UT freshman record-tying two touchdowns at Colorado and added a two-point conversion catch ... set a then-freshman single-game record with 175 yards receiving (five receptions) against Oklahoma State and his 96-yard touchdown catch from Major Applewhite against the Cowboys set a UT frosh record and tied for the second-longest pass play in school history ... had a 38-yard TD catch at Stanford ... his 105 receiving yards (on six receptions) in the season opener against UL-Lafayette was the best first-game total by a freshman receiver in UT history.
Coached by Randy Mayes at Permian High ... claimed all-state honors in both football and track as a junior and senior ... posted 100 receptions for 2,364 yards and 30 touchdowns in three varsity seasons ... also returned kicks and played safety ... set 20 school records ... recorded 35 catches for 800 yards and seven TDs en route to second-team all-state honors in 1999 despite missing three games with a toe injury ... posted a career-high 233 receiving yards on five receptions in a 1999 playoff game against San Angelo ... caught a 3-yard out and raced 99 yards for a touchdown against Abilene Cooper that year ... had three interceptions (one TD) in his final prep game ... posted 49 receptions for 1,521 yards (31.0 ypc) and 18 TDs en route to first-team all-state honors as a junior ... also picked off three passes that season ... had 23 catches and was tabbed first-team all-district and voted the Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... earned three letters in both basketball and track ... single-handedly led his team to a fourth-place finish at the 2000 Texas 5A state track meet ... won the long jump with a state-record leap of 25-6, was second in the high jump (6-10) and finished third in the 100 meters (10.48) to tally all of Permian's 24 points at that meet ... finished fourth in the long jump at the 1998 and 1999 state meet ... a three-time first-team all-district performer in basketball.
Born 12/20/81 in Odessa, Texas ... full name is Roy Eugene Williams Jr. ... majored in youth and community studies ... mother, Chris Hill, played volleyball as a high schooler ... brother, Lloyd Hill, was a two-time All-SWC receiver at Texas Tech from 1990-93, the Red Raiders' all-time leading receiver and led the NCAA in receptions in 1992 ... a member of the AB Honor Roll all four years of high school ... enjoys writing songs ... plays the guitar, piano and saxophone ... volunteered time reading to elementary school children and as a coach at the Boys and Girls Club.
Year G/GS Rec-Yds YPC TD Long Rush-Yds YPC TD Long
2003 13/13 70-1,079 15.4 9 67t/OSU 4-36 9.0 0 13/KSU
2002 12/9 64-1,142 17.8 12^ 75/2x 5-85 17.0 1 39t/LSU&
2001 12/12 67-836 12.5 7 68t/KU 5-47 9.4 0 27/CU*
2000 11/6 40-809+ 20.2 8+ 96t/OSU+ 2-75 37.5 2 40t/A&M
Career 48/40 241-3,866 16.0 36^ 96t/OSU+ 16-243 15.2 3 40t/A&M
Receptions: 13 at Nebraska (Jr.)^
Receiving yards: 180 at Kansas (Fr.)%
100-yard receiving games: 16^ (4-180% at Kansas, Fr.; 5-175; vs. Oklahoma State, Fr.; 8-172 vs. Baylor, Jr.; 6-162 at OSU, Sr.; ^13-161 at Nebraska, Jr.; 6-149 vs. Texas A&M, Jr.; 6-147 at Baylor, So.; 4-142 vs. LSU&, Jr.; 8-136 vs. Texas Tech, Sr.; 5-136 at North Carolina, Jr.; #11-134 vs. Washington!, So.; 10-117 vs. Arkansas, Sr.; 8-117 at Texas Tech, Jr.; 6-109 vs. Kansas, So.; 6-105 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Fr.; 4-104 vs. New Mexico State, Sr.)
Receiving TDs: 3 at Texas Tech (Jr.)
Rushing yards: 40 (on one carry) vs. Texas A&M (Fr.)
Rushing TDs: 1 vs. LSU& (Jr.); vs. Texas A&M (Fr.); at Kansas (Fr.)
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% UT record (for a half)
# UT bowl game record
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* Big 12 Championship game
! Holiday Bowl
& Cotton Bowl