June 3, 2009
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Former Alabama running back Shaud Williams was inducted into the Texas High School Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Baylor University’s Ferrell Center last month.
Williams, a native of Andrews, Texas, was inducted along with “T” Jones (Childress High School), Johnny Roland (Roy Miller High School – Corpus Christi), Bob Goodrich (Woodrow Wilson High School, Dallas), Ernest “Bubba” Bean (Kirbyville High School), Kenneth Davis (Temple High School), Coach Pat Shannon (San Antonio Jefferson High School) and Dr. Newt Hasson.
A two-year starter at Alabama, Williams played in 26 games and amassed 2,183 rushing yards on 392 career rushing attempts. He added 18 career rushing touchdowns. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry and 84 yards per game during his career with the Tide. His best season came in 2003, when he ran 262 times for 1,262 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Prior to Alabama, Williams played two seasons (1999-2000) at Texas Tech, where he ran for 884 yards and seven touchdowns in 22 games for the Red Raiders. As a freshman, Williams set the Texas Tech single-game freshman rushing record with 230 yards on 21 carries against Colorado. He led the team with 658 rushing yards.
A 1999 graduate of Andrews High School, Williams was the Gatorade Circle of Champions Southwest Player of the Year after rushing for 2,121 yards and 27 touchdowns as prep senior. He was also the Texas Class 4A Player of the Year by the Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers Association. Williams was also the runner-up at the state track meet in 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.97 as a junior. He rushed for over 2,000 yards in three consecutive seasons and totaled 7,710 yards on 1,006 rushing attempts and 87 touchdowns in his high school career.