April 17, 2013
FURMAN'S JERODIS WILLIAMS NAMED NATIONAL STRENGTH TRAINING ALL-AMERICAN
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman senior running back/return specialist Jerodis Williams has been named a National Strength and Conditioning All-American, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has announced.
Williams was among 229 collegiate and high school athletes from 98 schools to garner strength and conditioning All-Amercia honors.
"Jerodis Williams is a great example of transferring wight room ability to the playing field and is very deserving of this honor," said David Abernethy, Furman's director of strength training & conditioning.
The Prattville, Ala., native led the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in kickoff returns in 2012, averaging 35.9 yards per attempt, and also recorded his second consecutive 1,000-yard rushing campaign, 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 senior 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 that also featured a 100-yard kickoff return. He added another 100-yard kickoff return against Appalachian State.
Williams garnered FCS All-America honors as a return specialist from the Sports Network and Walter Camp Foundation, and was accorded FCS Kickoff Returner Award by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA). In addition, he landed consensus All-Southern Conference laurels as return specialists and running back in balloting by league coaches and media.