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A senior co-captain, Williams earned Walter Camp and Sporting News second-team and Associated Press third-team All-America recognition this past season He further solidified his status as one of the nation's most explosive and dynamic weapons in 2008. He caught 44 passes for 485 yards and three touchdowns to move into third place on Penn State's career receptions list (161) and 10th in career receiving yards (1,743). The versatile Williams also ran for 243 yards and three touchdowns this past season.
Williams made an enormous impact on special teams throughout his career, returning two kickoffs and one punt for a touchdown in 2008, giving him five in total for his career, a Joe Paterno-era record. He ranks No. 5 in Penn State career all-purpose yardage with 4,516 yards. He returned 20 kickoffs for 515 yards in 2008, the fourth-highest yardage in school season history. Williams was second in the Big Ten with his 25.8 yard average.
The former Eleanor Roosevelt High School All-America led Penn State to victory versus Illinois, becoming the first player under Paterno to score a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and a kick return touchdown (94 yards) in the same game while amassing a career-high 241 all-purpose yards.
Williams' big-play ability was instrumental in Penn State owning the No. 1-ranked scoring (38.9 ppg) and total offense (448.9 ypg) in the Big Ten, ranking No. 11 and 14, respectively, in the nation.