BOO WILLIAMS
Running Back
1996-1999
Blackshear, GA
Biography
Williams first earned notice rushing for over 1,000 yards for Lee County High School in 1993. He transferred to Pierce County before the 199t season and was named All-State for his work at running back. Williams played in the prestigious Georgia-Florida All-Star Game in 1995 and was named MVP of the game. He was named the number three running back in the state by Bluechip Illustrated. Williams picked the Gamecocks over offers from West Virginia and Florida State. His senior season included a 243-yard, 3 TD game against Screven County. Not expected to see much playing time as a freshman, Williams was thrust into the spotlight when Duce Staley and Scott Moritz went down with injuries and rushed for 110 yards against Vanderbilt. As a sophomore Williams started five of the last six games of the year and his highlights that year included a 100-yard kickoff return for a score in a win over Vanderbilt and scoring on a 48-yard run and a 45-yard pass in the victory against Arkansas. He also returned a kickoff for a TD against Florida and earned first team All-SEC honors as a kick returner. He started the 1998 season opener and started again later in the year against Mississippi and Kentucky while splitting time with Troy Hambrick all season. He had 167 yards receiving against Kentucky, including a 62-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Wright. He began the 1999 season as the starting tailback, but was lost for the year when he was hit during a kickoff return against Mississippi and tore both his MCL and his ACL. Williams now lives in Alaska.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Pierce County Blackshear, GA

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1996 Program vs Georgia 26 RB 5-10 197 Fr 1 1
1997 Lindy's 1997 Annual 4 RB 5-11 200 So
1997 Auburn 1997 4 RB 5-11 200 So 5 5
1998 Media Guide 4 RB 5-11 211 Jr
1999 Media Guide 4 RB 5-11 208 Sr
1999 Fall 1999 4 RB 5-11 208 Sr 2 2
1998 Fall 1998 4 RB 5-11 211 Jr 3 3
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
1998 Media Guide Tailback 2nd String
1999 Media Guide Tailback Starter
1999 vs Georgia Kick Off Returns Starter
1999 vs Georgia Punt Returns Starter
1999 vs Georgia Tailback Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Heroes of Spring
Recruiting Class Review : 1996
Honors
AwardYear
1997 All-SEC
Rushing
YearAttYdsAvgTD
1996 42 170 4.0 0
1997 117 348 3.0 1
1998 51 239 4.7 1
1999 27 96 3.6 0
Tot 237 853 3.6 2
Rushing from Play-by-Play
YearAttYdsAvg1DNeg RushNR%Stuff%10+ Yds10+ %20+ Yds3D Conv%TD
1997 25 105 4.2 3 5 64.00 36.0 1 4.0 1 1
1998 48 218 4.5 10 8 58.33 37.5 5 10.4 2 66.7 1
1999 26 91 3.5 3 6 69.23 38.5 3 11.5 1 50.0 0
Receiving
YearRecYdsAvgTD
1996 1 3 3.0 0
1997 18 202 11.2 1
1998 24 335 14.0 1
1999 3 11 3.7 0
Tot 46 551 12.0 2
Receiving by QB
YearQBRec Throws Com% Yds 1D TD Success Rate
1997
Anthony Wright 14 16 87.5 172 8 1 75.00
Vic Penn 2 2 100.0 10 1 0 50.00
1998
Anthony Wright 17 23 73.9 226 9 1 47.83
Phil Petty 7 11 63.6 109 4 0 54.55
1999
Phil Petty 3 6 50.0 11 1 0 16.67
Success Rate and Adjusted Yds
Year Pass Plays Pass SR Pass SPP Rush Plays Rush SR Rush SPP Rec Plays Rec SR Rec SPP Tot SPP AdjYds
1997 0 0 25 36.00 13.64 10 60.00 17.26 30.9 150.5
1998 0 0 48 41.67 26.9 34 50.00 42.4 69.3 457.5
1999 0 0 26 30.77 6.670000000000002 6 16.67 -3.42 3.2500000000000018 193.5
Kickoff Returns
YearRetYdsAvgTD
1996 8 94 11.8 0
1997 18 527 29.3 2
1998 35 760 21.7 0
1999 8 187 23.4 0
Tot 69 1568 22.7 2
Punt Returns
YearRetYdsAvgTD
1998 10 72 7.2 0
1999 9 96 10.7 0
Tot 19 168 8.8 0
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1996-11-16 Florida Tailback
1997-10-11 Kentucky Tailback
1997-10-18 Arkansas Tailback
1997-10-25 Vanderbilt Tailback
1997-11-01 Tennessee Tailback
1997-11-15 Florida Tailback
1998-09-05 Ball State Tailback
1998-10-03 Mississippi Tailback
1998-10-10 Kentucky Tailback
1999-09-04 North Carolina State Tailback
1999-09-11 Georgia Tailback
Single Game Rushing Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentAttYdsTD
1996 1996-09-07 Central Florida 2 15 0
1996-10-12 Kentucky 1 -1 0
1996-10-26 Vanderbilt 19 110 0
1996-11-02 Tennessee 11 28 0
1996-11-16 Florida 9 18 0
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 1 0 0
1997-09-13 Georgia 5 11 0
1997-09-20 East Carolina 10 29 0
1997-09-27 Mississippi State 4 10 0
1997-10-04 Auburn 2 9 0
1997-10-11 Kentucky 24 93 0
1997-10-18 Arkansas 18 85 1
1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 18 42 0
1997-11-01 Tennessee 19 38 0
1997-11-15 Florida 16 31 0
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 12 54 1
1998-09-19 Marshall 2 5 0
1998-09-26 Mississippi State 10 73 0
1998-10-03 Mississippi 1 -1 0
1998-10-10 Kentucky 3 5 0
1998-10-17 Arkansas 5 31 0
1998-10-24 Vanderbilt 3 5 0
1998-10-31 Tennessee 11 63 0
1998-11-14 Florida 3 1 0
1998-11-21 Clemson 1 3 0
1999 1999-09-04 North Carolina State 8 13 0
1999-09-11 Georgia 7 23 0
1999-09-18 East Carolina 10 49 0
1999-09-25 Mississippi State 2 11 0
Single Game Receiving Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentRecYdsTD
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 1 6 0
1997-09-13 Georgia 4 43 0
1997-09-27 Mississippi State 2 13 0
1997-10-04 Auburn 3 18 0
1997-10-11 Kentucky 2 29 0
1997-10-18 Arkansas 4 68 1
1997-11-01 Tennessee 1 18 0
1997-11-15 Florida 1 7 0
1998 1998-09-26 Mississippi State 1 19 0
1998-10-03 Mississippi 7 80 0
1998-10-10 Kentucky 7 167 1
1998-10-17 Arkansas 1 7 0
1998-10-24 Vanderbilt 2 10 0
1998-10-31 Tennessee 3 30 0
1998-11-14 Florida 3 22 0
1999 1999-09-11 Georgia 3 11 0
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
1997-10-18 Arkansas 3 05:11 25 13 Boo Williams, 45-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Steve Florio kick)
1997-10-18 Arkansas 4 13:47 32 13 Boo Williams, 48-yd run (Steve Florio kick)
1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 3 05:51 21 3 Boo Williams, 100-yd kickoff return (Steve Florio kick)
1997-11-15 Florida 3 14:43 14 14 Boo Williams, 90-yd kickoff return (Steve Florio kick)
1998-09-05 Ball State 3 06:21 38 14 Boo Williams, 8-yd run (Courtney Leavitt kick)
1998-10-10 Kentucky 2 06:36 14 7 Boo Williams, 62-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Courtney Leavitt kick)
Receptions
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 3 6 UCF 44 Boo Williams, 6-yd pass from Anthony Wright (E.Green)
1997 1997-09-13 Georgia 2 7 USC 33 Boo Williams, 18-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Kirby Smart)
1997 1997-09-13 Georgia 3 3 USC 48 Boo Williams, 5-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Bright)
1997 1997-09-13 Georgia 1 10 USC 40 Boo Williams, 11-yd pass from Anthony Wright
1997 1997-09-13 Georgia 2 10 UGA 49 Boo Williams, 9-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Davis)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 23 Boo Williams, 2-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Favors)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 1 10 USC 20 Boo Williams, 11-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Rush, Nelson
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 3 8 USC 44 Boo Williams, 13-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Reese)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 2 14 USC 48 Boo Williams, 3-yd pass from Vic Penn (Takeo Spikes)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 3 9 USC 21 Boo Williams, 14-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Murphy)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 3 9 USC 21 Boo Williams, 15-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Wunder)
1997 1997-10-18 Arkansas 2 13 USC 15 Boo Williams, 12-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Kenoy Kennedy, Ontraia Moss)
1997 1997-10-18 Arkansas 2 9 ARK 31 Boo Williams, 8-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Jeromy Flowers)
1997 1997-10-18 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 45 Boo Williams, 45-yd pass from Anthony Wright, touchdown
1997 1997-10-18 Arkansas 2 18 USC 45 Boo Williams, 3-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Melvin Bradley)
1997 1997-11-15 Florida 3 5 USC 43 Boo Williams, 7-yd pass from Vic Penn (Rutledge)
1998 1998-09-26 Mississippi State 3 10 USC 20 Boo Williams, 19-yd pass from Phil Petty, fumble, forced by (Gibson) recovered by (Menafes) at SC 39, returned 6 yards
1998 1998-10-03 Mississippi 3 10 UMS 41 Boo Williams, 13-yd pass from Anthony Wright (A.Spearman, Kenny Woods)
1998 1998-10-03 Mississippi 1 10 USC 30 Boo Williams, 11-yd pass from Anthony Wright (A.Spearman, Kenny Woods)
1998 1998-10-03 Mississippi 1 15 USC 36 Boo Williams, 10-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Syniker Taylor, A.Spearman)
1998 1998-10-03 Mississippi 1 10 UMS 44 Boo Williams, 13-yd pass from Anthony Wright (T.Strickland)
1998 1998-10-03 Mississippi 1 10 USC 24 Boo Williams, 1-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Gary Thigpen)
1998 1998-10-03 Mississippi 2 9 USC 25 Boo Williams, 27-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Kenny Woods)
1998 1998-10-03 Mississippi 1 10 USC 26 Boo Williams, 5-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Morris Scott)
1998 1998-10-10 Kentucky 1 10 USC 38 Boo Williams, 62-yd pass from Anthony Wright, touchdown
1998 1998-10-10 Kentucky 2 10 UKY 48 Boo Williams, 22-yd pass from Anthony Wright (David Johnson)
1998 1998-10-10 Kentucky 2 10 UKY 23 Boo Williams, 3-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Zurcher)
1998 1998-10-10 Kentucky 2 10 USC 49 Boo Williams, 7-yd pass from Phil Petty (McCree)
1998 1998-10-10 Kentucky 2 10 UKY 37 Boo Williams, 27-yd pass from Phil Petty (Zurcher)
1998 1998-10-10 Kentucky 3 15 USC 41 Boo Williams, 21-yd pass from Phil Petty (Zurcher)
1998 1998-10-10 Kentucky 2 10 UKY 38 Boo Williams, 25-yd pass from Phil Petty (McCree)
1998 1998-10-17 Arkansas 3 10 USC 28 Boo Williams, 7-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Nero)
1998 1998-10-24 Vanderbilt 2 10 USC 23 Boo Williams, 12-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Stewart)
1998 1998-10-24 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 43 Boo Williams loses 2 on pass from Anthony Wright (Battles)
1998 1998-10-31 Tennessee 3 10 USC 7 Boo Williams, 12-yd pass from Anthony Wright (S.Johnson)
1998 1998-10-31 Tennessee 3 4 USC 25 Boo Williams, 16-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Westmoreland)
1998 1998-10-31 Tennessee 1 10 UTN 40 Boo Williams, 2-yd pass from Phil Petty (Westmoreland)
1998 1998-11-14 Florida 3 10 USC 40 Boo Williams, 4-yd pass from Anhony Wright (Johnny Rutledge)
1998 1998-11-14 Florida 1 10 FLA 40 Boo Williams, 8-yd pass from Phil Petty (Teako Brown)
1998 1998-11-14 Florida 2 20 USC 33 Boo Williams, 10-yd pass from Anthony Wright (Teako Brown)
1999 1999-09-11 Georgia 1 10 USC 37 Boo Williams, loss of 3 on pass from Phil Petty (Robinson)
1999 1999-09-11 Georgia 2 10 USC 35 Boo Williams, 3-yd pass from Phil Petty (Bell)
1999 1999-09-11 Georgia 3 6 USC 24 Boo Williams, 11-yd pass from Phil Petty (Gilbert)