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Baltimore Ravens
Personal information
Born: (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 29)
Baltimore, Maryland
Career information
College: Maryland
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

LaQuan Williams (born June 27, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Maryland.

Early life[edit]

Williams was born on June 27, 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute where he played on the football team as a quarterback and safety and on the basketball team as a shooting guard. In football, Williams won three varsity letters and started for two seasons. He caught 10 interceptions each in both his junior and senior seasons. In his final year, he gained 804 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns, 630 passing yards, seven passing touchdowns, and returned two punts and a kickoff for touchdowns. The Baltimore Sun named him a second-team All-City player as a junior and a first-team All-City defensive back as a senior. In basketball, Williams was a four-year letterwinner and averaged over 20.0 points per game.[1] Williams was recruited by Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and James Madison.[1]

College career[edit]

He attended the University of Maryland, where he majored in American studies.[1] He sat out his freshman season as a redshirt.[1]

During the 2007 season, he split time at the Z-receiver position with Isaiah Williams.[1] Against No. 10 Rutgers, backup quarterback Chris Turner connected with Williams on two passes for 66 yards. Williams caught a spectacular diving reception for 27 yards that set up the game-winning score by running back Keon Lattimore, 34–24.[2]

After the game against No. 8 Boston College, Williams suffered a season ending MCL sprain during practice.[3][4]

The Sporting News named him to its ACC All-Freshman Team.[5]

During the 2008 season, Williams was limited to action in three games as a reserve because of a foot injury.[1]

Williams was declared academically ineligible in early February 2009,[6] but regained eligibility in time for spring practice and the 2009 season.[7] He played in all 12&nbsbp;games including one as a starter.[1] Against Rutgers, Williams caught a 24-yard touchdown pass.[8]

Prior to the 2010 season, Williams beat out teammate Ronnie Tyler for the starting slot receiver position.

He saw action in all 13 games, including three starts.[1] Williams had twelve tackles on special teams and at the end of the season earned the special teams captain award.[1]

Against Wake Forest, Williams blocked a punt.

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

The Baltimore Ravens signed Williams as an undrafted free agent in 2011. In the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he caught three catches for 46 yards and was the team's second leading receiver behind tight end Dennis Pitta.[9]

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/blog/2011/08/lwilliams_hope_he_made_positive_impression.html

http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/sports/ravens/ravens-former-terp-williams-hoping-to-catch-on/article_d29c8d54-bfc1-11e0-a380-001cc4c03286.html

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Player Bio: LaQuan Williams, University of Maryland, retrieved August 13, 2011.
  2. ^ With Turner, Terps Have QB Decision, The Washington Post, October 2, 2007.
  3. ^ Maryland's Season No Longer Going Downhill, The Washington Post, November 16, 2007.
  4. ^ Gardner keeps fighting off pain, The Washington Times, December 15, 2007.
  5. ^ 2007 Sporting News ACC All-Freshman Team, Sporting News, December 15, 2007.
  6. ^ LaQuan Williams ineligible, could return, The Washington Times, February 4, 2009.
  7. ^ L. Williams eligible, The Washington Times, February 13, 2009.
  8. ^ Terps vs. Rutgers Quarterly Report, Scout.com, September 26, 2009.
  9. ^ Three up, three down in Ravens' loss to Eagles, MASN Sports, August 12, 2011.