Monday, September 01, 2003
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - University of Alabama halfback Shaud Williams was named Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday for his efforts in the Crimson Tide's 40-17 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
The Andrews, Texas native had a career-high 28 carries that netted 98 yards and two touchdowns. He also added five yards on two receptions.
Williams gave the Crimson Tide a 27-17 lead with 9:51 left in the third quarter with a 73-yard punt return, aided by two key blocks from David Scott and Ramzee Robinson. The 73-yard return was the first career touchdown by Williams as a punt returner. He recorded his first career three-touchdown game in the win.
Williams eclipsed the 3,000-yard all-purpose yardage mark in his career against South Florida. The senior accounted for 32 plays, 177 yards and three TDs on Saturday. Williams' two rushing touchdowns matched his career high, previously set against Colorado during the 1999 season at Texas Tech.
Other SEC player-of-the-week recipients were Georgia's Thomas Davis (defense) and Ole Miss' Jonathan Nichols (special teams).