Richie Williams (Canadian football)

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Not to be confused with either of the American football running backs named Ricky Williams
For other people named Richard Williams, see Richard Williams (disambiguation).
Richie Williams
No. --     CFL Free Agent
Date of birth: (1983-03-10) March 10, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Camden, South Carolina
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): Quarterback
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
College: Appalachian State
Organizations
As player:
2006–08
2009
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 2005–06 SoCon Male Athlete of the Year
2005 SoCon Offensive Player of the Year
Career stats
TD-INT 11–9
Yards Passing 2,077
QB Rating 84.7
Comp-Att 157–262
% 59.9
Yards Rushing 531
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Richie Williams (born March 10, 1983 in Camden, South Carolina) is an American Canadian football quarterback who is a free agent. He was originally signed as a free agent by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after a collegiate career at Appalachian State University.[1]

College career[edit]

Williams became Appalachian State's starting quarterback during his junior year in 2004 in which the Mountaineers finished with a disappointing 6–5 overall record. However, on October 9, 2004, against Furman University, Williams completed 40 of 45 passes thrown for an all divisions NCAA record for single game accuracy.[2] Additionally, he completed 28 straight passes which also established an NCAA mark.[2]

The 2005 season saw the fortunes of the Mountaineers turn around as Williams led the team to a 12–3 record and the 2005 NCAA Division I Football Championship.[3] It was the first NCAA national title won by a college football team from North Carolina.[4] He was honored with the Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year Award in November of 2005.[5] Williams also received the coveted Bob Waters Award as the Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year at the conclusion of the 2005–06 athletics season.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Season Passing Rushing
GP Rating Comp Att  % Yards TD INT Att Yards Avg TD
2004 10 158.39 234 350 66.9 3,109 24 10 137 284 2.1 8
2005 15 149.40 211 338 62.4 2,809 20 4 148 842 5.7 5
Totals 25 153.90 445 688 64.7 5,918 44 14 285 1,126 3.9 13

Professional career[edit]

Williams signed as a free agent with the Tiger-Cats before the start of the 2006 season, but playing time was limited during his three years with Hamilton. He saw action in 52 games and was honored as the CFL's Offensive Player of the Week in which he led the Tiger-Cats to a 45–21 rout of the Toronto Argonauts in Week 7 of the 2008 season.[7] After being released from the Tiger-Cats, Williams signed a contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on June 8, 2009.[8] He was released on July 29, 2009.

Statistics[edit]

Season Passing Rushing
Team Rating Comp Att  % Yards TD INT Att Yards Avg TD
2006 HAM 85.6 17 32 53.1 241 2 1 4 55 13.8 0
2007 HAM 86.4 80 130 61.5 852 6 3 32 169 5.3 0
2008 HAM 82.3 60 100 60.0 984 3 5 43 307 7.1 2
Totals 84.7 157 262 59.9 2,077 11 9 79 531 6.7 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2006-05-19). "Williams heads north to Canada". The Watauga Democrat. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  2. ^ a b Appalachian Sports Information (2007-08-06). "Moore Moment at The Rock No. 4: Williams Rewrites Record Book in Win Over Furman". GoASU. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  3. ^ Elizabeth A. Davis (2005-12-16). "Appalachian State takes fumble and I-AA title from N. Iowa". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  4. ^ Mark Mitchell (2005-12-22). "History Made In Chattanooga". The Mountain Times. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  5. ^ "SoCon Football Coaches Announce Annual Awards". Southern Conference. 2005-11-22. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  6. ^ "Southern Conference Names 2005-06 Athletes of the Year". Southern Conference. 2006-05-31. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  7. ^ CBC Sports (2008-08-12). "Tiger-Cats' pair top weekly CFL awards". CBC News. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  8. ^ CBC Sports (2009-06-08). "Bombers sign QB Richie Williams". CBC News. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 

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