Reggie Williams Declares for NFL Draft

Dec. 15, 2003

SEATTLE - Washington junior wide receiver Reggie Williams (Lakewood, Wash.) announced today that he will forego hissenior season and declare himself for the 2004 National Football League draft. Williams leaves Washington as theowner of most of the school's receiving records. He owns the school marks for total receptions (238) and receivingyards (3,536). He had a school-record 16 100-yard games during his three-year career and recorded at least onereception in all 37 of his games.

Williams set a UW single-season receiving record in 2002 with 94 catches for 1,454 yards. As a sophomore, hewas named a first-team All-American by The Associated Press, the Football Writers, ESPN andCollegefootballnew.com. Williams was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection as a sophomore and junior. He wasnamed the league's co-freshman of the year in 2001.

This season Williams pulled down 89 receptions totaling 1,109 yards and eight touchdowns. He ranks fourth inthe NCAA and second in the Pac-10 in receptions per game (7.4) and receiving yards per game (92.42). He had atotal of six 100-yard receiving games during the season.

Williams ranks second on the Pac-10s all-time receiving lists (includes bowl games). He has 243 receptions and3,598 yards in the conference's record books. Stanford's Troy Walters set the Pac-10 receiving records for catches(248) and yards (4,047) between 1996-99.

Williams becomes the 11th Washington player to declare early for the NFL draft. Here's a look at those players:

Player               Draft  Selected By          RoundEugene Burkhalter, fs 1990  Not drafted             --Steve Emtman, dt      1992  Indianapolis           1stBilly Joe Hobert, qb  1994  Los Angeles Raiders    2ndLawyer Milloy, fs     1996  New England            2ndCorey Dillon, tb      1997  Cincinnati             2ndOlin Kreutz, c        1998  Chicago                3rdBenji Olson, og       1998  Tennessee              5thBrock Huard, qb       1999  Seattle                3rdHakim Akbar, s        2001  New England            5thJerramy Stevens, te   2002  Seattle                1st

Reggie Williams' StatisticsYear G-S Rec. Yds. Avg. TD LG2001 11-10 55 973 17.7 3 742002 13-12 94 1454 15.5 11 892003 12-10 89 1109 12.5 8 74Totals 36-32 238 3536 14.9 22 89

Career HighsReceptions: 14 vs. Oregon, 2002Reception Yards: 203 vs. Washington State, 2001Touchdowns: 3 vs. Oregon, 2002Longest Reception: 89 yards vs. San Jose State, 2002Longest TD Reception: 89 yards vs. San Jose State, 2002

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