Jamaal Williams Athlete Profile

#21 Jamaal Williams

Position: Running Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2012-2014 Hometown: Fontana, CA Last School: Summit High School

Personal

  • Born in Rialto, California
  • Mother was a sprinter at UCLA
  • Also recruited by Boise State, Arizona State, Utah, Idaho, San Diego State, UCLA, Oregon and New Mexico State

Before BYU

  • Coached by Troy Barile
  • Helped Summit High School to a CIF Division Championship
  • League offensive MVP
  • CIF offensive MVP
  • All-CIF First Team
  • All-Leauge First Team
  • Also lettered in track

2012 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Played in every game and started eight
  • Had 166 carries for 775 yards and 12 touchdowns (the most carries, yards and touchdowns by a BYU true freshman)
  • Season-high 28 carries and four total touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving) at Georgia Tech
  • Season-high 155 rushing yards against Hawai'i
  • Season-long 49 yard rush against Idaho
  • Had 27 receptions for 315 yards and one touchdown
  • Pulled down a season-high seven catches against Notre Dame
  • Season-long 39 yard catch at Georgia Tech
  • Had six games with over 100 all-purpose yards
  • Named Indepenent Freshman of the Year by College Sports Madness--also named to All-Independent First Team

2013 | Sophomore Year

  • Named to the Doak Walker Award watch list
  • Preseason All-Independent Third Team (College Sports Madness)
  • Carried the ball 33 times for 144 yards at Virginia
  • Set his career high with 182 rushing yards against Texas (9/7)
  • Named College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Running Back of the Week (9/7, 11/18, 12/2)
  • Recorded his first touchdown of the season to go along with 86 yards in win over Georgia Tech
  • Tallied two TDs and 83 yards at Houston
  • Rushed for 107 yards in win vs Boise State
  • Scored three touchdowns in win over Idaho State
  • Named FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week (11/18 and 12/2)
  • Named College Sports Madness Independent Offensive Player of the Week (11/18 and 12/2)
  • Rushed for a new career-high 219 yards on 15 carries in win over Nevada
  • Earned first team All-Independent honors by College Sports Madness for the second consecutive year 
  • Named to FBS All-Independent Team
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team