He appeared in nine games as a freshman, but it wasn't until his sophomore year that he became a big part of the Hoosier offense. Williams accounted for over 1,000 total yards during his sophomore campaign, with 817 yards coming on the ground. He was a key cog again as a junior, scoring ten touchdowns and amassing another 821 rushing yards.
As a senior in 2001, Williams and quarterback Antwaan Randle-El formed one of the Big Ten's most dynamic offensive duos. He set career-highs in rushing yards (1,401) and touchdowns (17), including a record-setting six-touchdown performance in a 63-20 win at Wisconsin, the Hoosiers' first victory of the season. Williams twice went over the 200-yard mark in that season, also accomplishing the feat by rushing for 251 yards in a road win at Michigan State in November. Williams was selected to the All-Big Ten First Team along with Wisconsin's Anthony Davis after finishing the 2001 season with 1,401 rushing yards. However, despite a 4-4 league record, Indiana's best since the Bill Mallory era, they fell one win short of bowl eligibility (5-6). Williams finished his career without appearing in a postseason game.
In his Indiana career, Williams accounted for over 3,000 rushing yards (3,095), over 1,000 receiving yards (1,088) and 38 touchdowns. He remains the Hoosiers' sixth-all-time leading rusher and third all-time leader in rushing touchdowns.
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