MINERS

Jason Williams
34  Jason Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tyler, Texas

High School:
Robert E. Lee

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 220

Position:
RB

Experience:
3L

Williams Bio Action

2009 (JUNIOR): Had his best season statistically for the Miners, ranking second on the team in both carries (40) and yardage (126) ... averaged 3.2 yards per attempt ... played in all 12 games ... turned in his top performance of the year in the season finale against Marshall, rambling for 44 yards on eight attempts ... gained 22 yards on five carries versus UAB ... scored touchdowns against Buffalo, New Mexico State, Houston, Tulane and SMU.

2008: Medical redshirt while recovering from an ankle injury suffered in spring ball.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Fourth on the team in rushing with 69 yards on 19 carries (3.6 avg.) in a backup role ... returned six kickoffs for 105 yards ... also caught two passes on the season ... ran 12 times for 42 yards versus Texas Southern ... compiled 18 yards on three rushes at SMU ... had his season-long 27-yard kickoff return at Tulane.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 contests as a true freshman, earning starting assignments in the last two games of the year (at Marshall, Memphis) ... carried the ball 29 times for 85 yards ... also caught three balls totaling 16 yards ... had seven carries for 29 yards against SMU ... gained 24 yards on six attempts versus Tulane ... rushed five times for 18 yards at Marshall, including his season-long 13-yard run ... had two receptions for 12 yards against Memphis.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Listed as a Texas Top-300 player and one of the top 20 running backs in the Lone Star State by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine ... first team All-District 12-5A offensive selection as a senior at Robert E. Lee High School ... rushed for 1,291 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... ran for 781 yards and six scores as a junior ... split time at running back and strong safety during a three-year varsity career ... member of a 12-3, state championship team his junior year ... high school coach was Mike Owens ... three-year track and field letterwinner, competing in the long jump, 100 and sprint relay.

PERSONAL: Parents are Winfred and Vickie Williams ... has two brothers ... full name is Jason Bryant Williams ... nickname is "The Hammer" ... born 10/20/87 (Tyler, Texas) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.

Jason Williams' Career Stats
Year GP Rush-Att Rush- Yd Rush-TD Rush-YPR. Rush-YPG Rec- Rec-Yd Rec.-TD Rec.-YPC Rec.-YPG KR KR-Yd KR-YPR KR-YPG
2006 12 29 85 0 2.9 7.1 3 16 0 5.3 1.3 - - - -
2007 8 19 69 0 3.6 8.6 2 2 0 1.0 0.2 6 105 17.5 3.3
2008 0 Missed year due to injury
2009 12 40 126 5 3.2 10.5 1 1 0 1.0 0.1 - - - -
Total 32 88 280 5 3.2 8.8 6 19 0 3.2 0.6 6 105 17.5 3.3