Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Former Aggie Williams is CFL's top special teamer
Former New Mexico State wide receiver and current Hamilton Tiger-Cat Chris Williams was named the Canadian Football League's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player, announced this week.
Williams returned 78 punts for 1,117 yards, averaging 14.3 yards per return while setting a new CFL record with six kick-return touchdowns in a single season. He also caught 83 passes for 1,298 yards and 11 touchdowns to pace the Tiger-Cats.
Last season, Williams was named an East Division All-Star and earned the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie award.
This season, Williams was also named an East All-Star as both a receiver and a kick returner.
A Rio Rancho native, Williams played four seasons (2005-08) at New Mexico State. He caught 246 passes for 3,555 yards and 32 touchdowns with the Aggies. He also returned 42 kickoffs for 1,033 yards (24.6 avg) and two touchdowns as well as 51 punts for 297 yards (5.8 avg) and one TD.
In 2006 he set school records with 92 receptions and 1,425 receiving yards and led the nation in receiving yards per game (117.9) and catches per game (7.66). He was an All-WAC selection in 2006 and 2008 and a second-team All-WAC second-team member in 2007.