Moe Williams

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Not to be confused with Mo Williams.
Moe Williams
No. 21, 20, 23
Date of birth: (1974-07-26) July 26, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth: Columbus, Georgia
Career information
Position(s): Running back
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 3 / Pick 75
Organizations
As player:
1996–2000
2001
2002–2005
Minnesota Vikings
Baltimore Ravens
Minnesota Vikings
Career stats
Rushing yards 1,826
Average 4.2
Touchdowns 21
Playing stats at NFL.com

Maurece Jabari "Moe" Williams (born July 26, 1974 in Columbus, Georgia) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He formerly played for the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens. He attended the University of Kentucky.

High school years[edit]

While attending Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia, Williams was a standout running back in football. As a senior, he garnered All-American honors, was named the Georgia High School Player of the Year, and lead his team to its first playoff appearance in 24 years.

College years[edit]

At the University of Kentucky, Williams made an immediate impact, setting the freshman rushing record with 986 yards in 1993. He gained 58 yards on 13 carries in the Peach Bowl at the conclusion of his freshman season at the University of Kentucky.

In 1994, despite playing for a team that finished with a 1-10 record, Williams gained 805 yards on 160 carries, starting all eleven games.

In 1995 Williams put together the best single-season rushing performance in school history, rushing for 1600 yards in 1995 and topping 100 rushing yards in seven games. In that season Williams also led the Southeastern Conference in rushing yards per game (145.5), all purpose yardage (1,826 yards, 166 yards per game) and scoring (102 points). For the season Williams was honorable mention All America, a consensus All-Southeastern Conference selection and a finalist for the Doak Walker Award.

During the 1995 season in a single game at South Carolina Williams rushed for 299 yards (with three touchdowns in the first half) and a total of 429 all purpose yards (57 receiving and 73 on kickoff returns), the most ever by a player in the Southeastern Conference and the second highest total in NCAA history. His 7.5 yards per rush was also an SEC record (minimum 40 attempts). After that game Williams was named the national player of the week by the National Football Foundation, Sports Illustrated and the SEC.

Williams left Kentucky with a career total of 3,333 rushing yards in three seasons (an average of 5.4 yards per carry on 618 attempts), along with 38 receptions for 313 yards (8.2 per catch) and 27 touchdowns scored.

Williams entered the NFL Draft in 1996 and was chosen in the 3rd round by the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL years[edit]

Williams spent most of his 10-year NFL career with the Vikings, with the exception of a season with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001. Williams' best year came in 2003, when he amassed 745 rushing yards and 644 receiving yards.

Williams was involved in the 2005 Minnesota Vikings boat cruise scandal in October 2005. He was charged in December 2005 with indecent conduct, disorderly conduct and lewd or lascivious conduct. On April 20, 2006, he was found guilty of disorderly conduct and was acquitted of the two other misdemeanor charges and sentenced to a $300 fine and 30 hours of community service.

After the NFL[edit]

Williams has recently turned his attention to professional horse racing. He now trains thoroughbreds and recently won his first race as a trainer at Calder Race Course.

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