December 10, 2012

Furman's Williams Earns Sports Network First Team FCS All-America Honors

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman senior Jerodis Williams has been named a first team Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-American as a kick returner, it was announced today.

Williams, a 5-foot-11, 208-pound senior from Prattville, Ala., led FCS in kickoff returns, averaging 35.9 yards per attempt, and recorded a pair of 100-yard returns against Western Carolina and Appalachian State this season.

A two-time All-Southern Conference selection as a running back and also all-league choice in 2012 as a return specialist, he recorded his second consecutive 1,000-yard rushing campaign this fall, running for 1,170 yards and 11 touchdowns to complete his career with 3,097 yards, good for fifth-best in Furman history.  Included in his season's work was a career high 239-yard rushing performance in a 45-24 win over Western Carolina, part of a school single game record 370 all-purpose yards.

Williams is the 57th player in Furman football history to be accorded All-America honors.