TROY WILLIAMSON
Wide Receiver
2002-2004
Jackson, SC
Biography
One of the stateís highest profile recruits, Williamson was already making a name for himself as a sophomore at Silver Bluff when he was named to the all-area team by the Augusta Chronicle. As a junior at Silver Bluff, as he rushed for 102 yards in a touchdown as his team defeated Abbeville for the 2001 Class AA state championship. He totaled 2,410 yards as a senior, while being rated as the number five receiver in the nation by SuperPrep; the High School Sports Report named him the Class AA Player of the Year. He was named to the Shrine Bowl in 2001 and selected the Gamecocks after official visits to Tennesse and Georgia. Williamson didnít catch a pass until the fourth game of his freshman season but then began to break out, scoring against both Temple and Vanderbilt, then having 100-plus yard games against Kentucky and Clemson. He was named Freshman All-SEC for his heroics, which also included a 60-yard TD against LSU and also won the Scott Sinclair Outstanding Freshman Award for USC. He started 21 games over the next two seasons while establishing himself as a top deep threat. Williamson scored on a 99-yard touchdown reception in USCís upset of #15 Virginia. His junior season would be his best, which included a 3-game stretch (Georgia, South Florida, Troy) in which he caught 14 passes for 446 yards and four TDs, highlighted by a 210-yard game against USF.

Williamson was named All-SEC by the Associated Press at the conclusion of the 2004 season, and decided to turn pro a year early. He was taken 7th overall in the 205 draft by the Minnesota Vikings and played three seasons there and two more with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had 87 career receptions for 1,131 yards, with his best year being a 37 catch season in 2006.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Silver Bluff Aiken, SC

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
2002 Fall 2002 82 WR 6-2 195 Fr 4 4
2003 Spring 2003 82 WR 6-2 200 So
2003 Fall 2003 82 WR 6-2 200 So
2003 Alabama-Birmingham 2003 82 WR 6-2 200 So
2003 Final 2003 82 WR 6-2 200 So 10 10
2004 Spring 2004 82 WR 6-2 200 Jr
2004 Fall 2004 82 WR 6-2 200 Jr 11 11
9999 Gamecock Archives All-Time By # 82 WR 0 0
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
2003 Spring Wide Receiver Starter
8/30/2003 vs Louisiana-Lafayette Kick Off Returns Starter
8/30/2003 vs Louisiana-Lafayette Wide Receiver Starter
9/27/2003 vs Tennessee Kick Off Returns Starter
9/27/2003 vs Tennessee Wide Receiver Starter
10/9/2003 vs Kentucky Kick Off Returns Starter
10/9/2003 vs Kentucky Wide Receiver Starter
9/4/04 vs Vanderbilt Kick Off Returns Starter
9/4/04 vs Vanderbilt Wide Receiver Starter
9/18/04 vs South Florida Wide Receiver Starter
10/9/04 vs Mississippi Wide Receiver Starter
9/13/2003 vs. Georgia Kick Off Returns Starter
9/13/2003 vs. Georgia Wide Receiver Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Top Ten : Wide Receivers (1975-2005)
Honors
AwardYear
2001 Shrine Bowl
2002 SEC All-Freshman
2004 All-SEC (AP)
Recruiting Rankings and Honors
SourcePositionRank
PrepStar WR 5
Rivals.com WR 27
SuperPrep WR 5
SuperPrep South Carolina ALL 3
Rushing
YearAttYdsAvgTD
2002 3 47 15.7 0
2003 5 24 4.8 0
2004 4 30 7.5 0
Tot 12 101 8.4 0
Rushing from Play-by-Play
YearAttYdsAvg1DNeg RushNR%Stuff%10+ Yds10+ %20+ Yds3D Conv%TD
2002 3 47 15.7 2 0 0.00 0.0 2 66.7 2 0
2003 5 24 4.8 1 1 60.00 20.0 1 20.0 0 0
2004 4 30 7.5 2 1 25.00 25.0 2 50.0 0 0
Receiving
YearRecYdsAvgTD
2002 17 491 28.9 4
2003 31 428 13.8 2
2004 43 835 19.4 7
Tot 91 1754 19.3 13
Receiving by QB
YearQBRec Throws Com% Yds 1D TD Success Rate
2002
Corey Jenkins 11 25 44.0 318 8 2 44.00
Dondrial Pinkins 6 10 60.0 173 5 2 60.00
Erik Kimrey 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0.00
2003
Dondrial Pinkins 30 56 53.6 422 17 2 41.07
Bennett Swygert 1 2 50.0 6 0 0 50.00
Mike Rathe 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0.00
2004
Syvelle Newton 21 43 48.8 329 10 1 44.19
Dondrial Pinkins 17 24 70.8 413 15 0 66.67
Mike Rathe 3 4 75.0 30 1 0 75.00
Blake Mitchell 1 3 33.3 7 0 0 0.00
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
2002 0 0 3 100.00 10.32 36 47.22 65.6 75.92 326.5
2003 0 0 5 40.00 2.79 59 40.68 64.56 67.35 256
2004 0 0 4 75.00 6.02 74 51.35 95.00999999999999 101.03 465.5
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
2002 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tot 4 0 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickoff Returns
YearRetYdsAvgTD
2002 3 74 24.7 0
2003 14 268 19.1 0
2004 7 150 21.4 0
Tot 24 492 20.5 0
Punt Returns
YearRetYdsAvgTD
2004 1 6 6.0 0
Tot 1 6 6.0 0
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
2002-10-05 Mississippi State Wide Receiver
2002-10-19 Louisiana State Wide Receiver
2002-11-02 Tennessee Wide Receiver
2002-11-09 Arkansas Wide Receiver
2003-08-30 Louisiana-Lafayette Wide Receiver
2003-09-06 Virginia Wide Receiver
2003-09-20 Alabama-Birmingham Wide Receiver
2003-10-09 Kentucky Wide Receiver
2003-10-18 Louisiana State Wide Receiver
2003-10-25 Vanderbilt Wide Receiver
2003-11-01 Mississippi Wide Receiver
2003-11-06 Arkansas Wide Receiver
2003-11-15 Florida Wide Receiver
2003-11-22 Clemson Wide Receiver
2004-09-04 Vanderbilt Wide Receiver
2004-09-11 Georgia Wide Receiver
2004-09-18 South Florida Wide Receiver
2004-09-25 Troy State Wide Receiver
2004-10-02 Alabama Wide Receiver
2004-10-09 Mississippi Wide Receiver
2004-10-16 Kentucky Wide Receiver
2004-10-30 Tennessee Wide Receiver
2004-11-06 Arkansas Wide Receiver
2004-11-13 Florida Wide Receiver
2004-11-20 Clemson Wide Receiver
Single Game Rushing Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentAttYdsTD
2002 2002-10-05 Mississippi State 1 21 0
2002-10-19 Louisiana State 1 22 0
2002-11-23 Clemson 1 4 0
2003 2003-09-06 Virginia 1 5 0
2003-09-13 Georgia 1 2 0
2003-10-09 Kentucky 1 16 0
2003-10-18 Louisiana State 2 1 0
2004 2004-11-06 Arkansas 3 33 0
2004-11-13 Florida 1 -3 0
Single Game Receiving Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentRecYdsTD
2002 2002-09-21 Temple 4 75 1
2002-09-28 Vanderbilt 4 75 1
2002-10-05 Mississippi State 1 40 0
2002-10-12 Kentucky 3 101 0
2002-10-19 Louisiana State 1 60 1
2002-11-23 Clemson 4 140 1
2003 2003-08-30 Louisiana-Lafayette 4 48
2003-09-06 Virginia 2 102 1
2003-09-13 Georgia 5 37 0
2003-09-20 Alabama-Birmingham 2 34 0
2003-09-27 Tennessee 3 27 0
2003-10-09 Kentucky 2 6 0
2003-10-18 Louisiana State 2 23 0
2003-10-25 Vanderbilt 5 85 0
2003-11-06 Arkansas 4 45 0
2003-11-15 Florida 2 21 0
2004 2004-09-04 Vanderbilt 5 99 0
2004-09-11 Georgia 3 131 1
2004-09-18 South Florida 5 210 3
2004-09-25 Troy State 6 105 0
2004-10-09 Mississippi 4 74 1
2004-10-16 Kentucky 3 31 1
2004-10-30 Tennessee 7 79 0
2004-11-06 Arkansas 6 73 1
2004-11-13 Florida 1 7 0
2004-11-20 Clemson 3 26 0
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
2002-09-21 Temple 3 10:12 35 14 Troy Williamson, 24-yd pass from Corey Jenkins (Daniel Weaver kick)
2002-09-28 Vanderbilt 2 00:30 10 7 Troy Williamson, 23-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Daniel Weaver kick)
2002-10-19 Louisiana State 1 10:30 7 0 Troy Williamson, 60-yd pass from Corey Jenkins (Daniel Weaver kick)
2002-11-23 Clemson 3 14:31 13 13 Troy Williamson, 70-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Daniel Weaver kick)
2003-08-30 Louisiana-Lafayette 1 10:51 7 0 Troy Williamson, 8-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Josh Brown kick)
2003-09-06 Virginia 2 06:03 10 7 Troy Williamson, 99-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Daniel Weaver kick)
2004-09-11 Georgia 1 00:54 9 0 Troy Williamson, 65-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Thomas Hooper kick)
2004-09-18 South Florida 1 12:34 7 0 Troy Williamson, 56-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Josh Brown kick)
2004-09-18 South Florida 2 06:27 17 0 Troy Williamson, 55-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Josh Brown kick)
2004-09-18 South Florida 4 07:44 34 3 Troy Williamson, 73-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Josh Brown kick)
2004-10-09 Mississippi 3 07:25 21 21 Troy Williamson, 33-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Josh Brown kick)
2004-10-16 Kentucky 4 01:28 12 7 Troy Williamson, 19-yd pass from Mike Rathe (Mike Rathe run failed)
2004-11-06 Arkansas 4 01:09 35 32 Troy Williamson, 14-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Josh Brown kick)
Receptions
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
2002 2002-09-21 Temple 2 12 USC 30 Troy Williamson, 11-yd pass from Corey Jenkins (J.D. Nichols)
2002 2002-09-21 Temple 1 10 TEM 24 Troy Williamson, 24-yd pass from Corey Jenkins, touchdown
2002 2002-09-21 Temple 1 10 USC 29 Troy Williamson, 8-yd pass from Corey Jenkins (Yazid Jackson)
2002 2002-09-21 Temple 1 10 TEM 44 Troy Williamson, 32-yd pass from Corey Jenkins
2002 2002-09-28 Vanderbilt 1 10 USC 20 Troy Williamson, 15-yd pass from Corey Jenkins (Rushen Jones, Hunter Hillenmeyer)
2002 2002-09-28 Vanderbilt 3 10 VAN 23 Troy Williamson, 23-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins, touchdown
2002 2002-09-28 Vanderbilt 2 7 VAN 44 Troy Williamson, 27-yd pass from Corey Jenkins (Chris Booker)
2002 2002-09-28 Vanderbilt 2 7 VAN 30 Troy Williamson, 10-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Rushen Jones, Hunter Hillenmeyer)
2002 2002-10-05 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 49 Troy Williamson, 40-yd pass from Corey Jenkins (Korey Banks)
2002 2002-10-12 Kentucky 2 15 USC 24 Troy Williamson, 59-yd pass from Corey Jenkins (Antoine Huffman)
2002 2002-10-12 Kentucky 2 13 USC 32 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Corey Jenkins (Leonard Burress)
2002 2002-10-12 Kentucky 2 16 UKY 39 Troy Williamson, 33-yd pass from Corey Jenkins
2002 2002-10-19 Louisiana State 2 14 USC 40 Troy Williamson, 60-yd pass from Corey Jenkins, touchdown
2002 2002-11-23 Clemson 3 10 USC 34 Troy Williamson, 18-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Justin Miller) + CU personal foul
2002 2002-11-23 Clemson 2 10 USC 30 Troy Williamson, 70-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins, touchdown + SC unsportsmanlike conduct (assessed on XP)
2002 2002-11-23 Clemson 2 10 USC 30 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Brian Mance, John Leake)
2002 2002-11-23 Clemson 2 8 USC 43 Troy Williamson, 43-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Jamaal Fudge)
2003 2003-09-06 Virginia 3 15 USC 16 Troy Williamson, 3-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (A.Curry)
2003 2003-09-06 Virginia 1 10 USC 1 Troy Williamson, 99-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins, touchdown
2003 2003-09-13 Georgia 3 9 USC 44 Troy Williamson, 11-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Decory Bryant)
2003 2003-09-13 Georgia 3 9 USC 18 Troy Williamson, 8-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Bruce Thornton, Tim Jennings)
2003 2003-09-13 Georgia 3 10 USC 33 Troy Williamson, 11-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Bruce Thornton)
2003 2003-09-13 Georgia 3 7 UGA 9 Troy Williamson, 1-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Arnold Harrison)
2003 2003-09-13 Georgia 1 10 UGA 31 Troy Williamson, 6-yd pass from Bennett Swygert (Jarvis Jackson)
2003 2003-09-20 Alabama-Birmingham 1 10 USC 45 Troy Williamson, 29-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Bobby Keyes, J.Wainwright)
2003 2003-09-20 Alabama-Birmingham 3 11 USC 43 Troy Williamson, 5-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (D.Rodgers)
2003 2003-09-27 Tennessee 3 9 USC 29 Troy Williamson, 14-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Jabari Greer)
2003 2003-09-27 Tennessee 2 9 USC 12 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Antwan Stewart)
2003 2003-09-27 Tennessee 2 10 USC 34 Troy Williamson, 4-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Jabari Greer, Gibril Wilson)
2003 2003-10-09 Kentucky 3 6 UKY 38 Troy Williamson, 8-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Antoine Huffman)
2003 2003-10-09 Kentucky 2 18 USC 33 Troy Williamson loses 2 on pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Lamar Mills, Vincent Burns)
2003 2003-10-18 Louisiana State 1 10 USC 35 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins
2003 2003-10-18 Louisiana State 1 10 USC 1 Troy Williamson, 14-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Jesse Daniels)
2003 2003-10-25 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 28 Troy Williaimson, 11-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (D.Morris)
2003 2003-10-25 Vanderbilt 1 10 USC 11 Troy Williamson, 37-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Bill Alford)
2003 2003-10-25 Vanderbilt 1 10 USC 40 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (D.Morris)
2003 2003-10-25 Vanderbilt 3 2 USC 14 Troy Williamson, 15-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Cheron Thompson)
2003 2003-10-25 Vanderbilt 3 7 USC 28 Troy Williamson, 13-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins
2003 2003-11-06 Arkansas 1 10 USC 23 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Jimmy Beasley)
2003 2003-11-06 Arkansas 3 3 USC 33 Troy Williamson, 27-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Marvin Jackson)
2003 2003-11-06 Arkansas 1 10 USC 48 Troy Williamson, no gain on pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Ahmad Carroll, Vickiel Vaughn)
2003 2003-11-06 Arkansas 2 4 USC 39 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Sam Olajubutu)
2003 2003-11-15 Florida 3 10 USC 43 Troy Williamson, 13-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Johnny Lamar)
2003 2003-11-15 Florida 2 11 FLA 43 Troy Williamson, 8-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins
2004 2004-09-04 Vanderbilt 2 10 VAN 39 Troy Williamson, 22-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Kelechi Ohanaja, Andrew Pace)
2004 2004-09-04 Vanderbilt 1 10 USC 33 Troy Williamson, 11-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Kelechi Ohanaja, David Carter)
2004 2004-09-04 Vanderbilt 2 10 USC 44 Troy Williamson, 20-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Kelechi Ohanaja, Lorenzo Parker)
2004 2004-09-04 Vanderbilt 2 14 USC 25 Troy Williamson, 34-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Kelechi Ohanaja, D. Morris)
2004 2004-09-04 Vanderbilt 3 10 USC 31 Troy Williamson, 12-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Lorenzo Parker)
2004 2004-09-11 Georgia 3 5 USC 35 Troy Williamson, 65-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins, touchdown
2004 2004-09-11 Georgia 1 15 USC 16 Troy Williamson, 54-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Tim Jennings)
2004 2004-09-11 Georgia 1 10 USC 20 Troy Williamson, 12-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Will Thompson)
2004 2004-09-18 South Florida 1 10 USF 34 Troy Williamson, 16-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Javan Camon, T.Robinson)
2004 2004-09-18 South Florida 1 10 USC 45 Troy Williamson, 55-yd pass from Syvelle Newton, touchdown
2004 2004-09-18 South Florida 2 16 USC 2 Troy Williamson, 10-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Pat St. Louis)
2004 2004-09-18 South Florida 2 15 USC 27 Troy Williamson, 73-yd pass from Syvelle Newton, touchdown
2004 2004-09-25 Troy State 3 14 USC 15 Troy Williamson, 61-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Freeman White)
2004 2004-09-25 Troy State 2 8 USC 8 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Jamaal Holt)
2004 2004-09-25 Troy State 3 3 USC 30 Troy Williamson, 10-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Johnny Faulk, Bernard Davis)
2004 2004-09-25 Troy State 3 5 USC 35 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Syvelle Newton
2004 2004-09-25 Troy State 2 8 USC 46 Troy Williamson, 7-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Adrian Ghent)
2004 2004-09-25 Troy State 2 10 USC 30 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Bernard Davis)
2004 2004-10-09 Mississippi 3 7 USC 34 Troy Williamson, 7-yd pass from Syvelle Newton
2004 2004-10-09 Mississippi 2 16 USC 14 Troy Williamson, 10-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Travis Johnson)
2004 2004-10-09 Mississippi 4 10 UMS 33 Troy Williamson, 33-yd pass from Syvelle Newton, touchdown
2004 2004-10-09 Mississippi 3 6 USC 11 Troy Williamson, 24-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Travis Johnson)
2004 2004-10-16 Kentucky 2 14 USC 32 Troy Williamson, 7-yd pass from Blake Mitchell (Earven Flowers)
2004 2004-10-16 Kentucky 2 6 USC 29 Troy Williamson, 5-yd pass from Mike Rathe (Antoine Huffman)
2004 2004-10-16 Kentucky 3 7 UKY 19 Troy Williamson, 19-yd pass from Mike Rathe, touchdown
2004 2004-10-30 Tennessee 3 36 USC 4 Troy Williamson, 16-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Jason Allen)
2004 2004-10-30 Tennessee 3 8 UTN 34 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Syvelle Newton
2004 2004-10-30 Tennessee 3 2 USC 28 Troy Williamson, 5-yd pass from Syvelle Newton
2004 2004-10-30 Tennessee 2 19 USC 1 Troy Williamson, 4-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Jason Allen)
2004 2004-10-30 Tennessee 1 15 USC 35 Troy Williamson, 19-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Jason Allen)
2004 2004-10-30 Tennessee 1 10 USC 39 Troy Williamson, 6-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Roshaun Fellows)
2004 2004-10-30 Tennessee 1 10 USC 20 Troy Williamson, 20-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Jason Allen)
2004 2004-11-06 Arkansas 2 10 USC 22 Troy Williamson, 28-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (L.Robinson)
2004 2004-11-06 Arkansas 1 10 USC 43 Troy Williamson, 12-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Marcus Whitmore)
2004 2004-11-06 Arkansas 2 10 USC 20 Troy Williamson, 7-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (M.Richardson)
2004 2004-11-06 Arkansas 1 10 USC 35 Troy Williamson, 3-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (M.Richardson)
2004 2004-11-06 Arkansas 2 10 USC 38 Troy Williamson, 9-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (M.Richardson)
2004 2004-11-06 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 14 Troy Williamson, 14-yd pass from Syvelle Newton, touchdown
2004 2004-11-13 Florida 2 10 USC 1 Troy Williamson, 7-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Earl Everett)
2004 2004-11-20 Clemson 2 8 USC 42 Troy Williamson, 8-yd pass from Syvelle Newton (Tye Hill, LeRoy Hill)
2004 2004-11-20 Clemson 1 10 USC 1 Troy Williamson, 12-yd pass from Dondrial Pinkins (Justin Miller)
2004 2004-11-20 Clemson 2 10 USC 17 Troy Williamson, 6-yd pass from Mike Rathe (Justin Miller, Anthony Waters)
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
2003 2003-11-15 Florida 1 10 USC 28 Daccus Turman rush for 11, fumble, forced by (D.Dixon) recovered by Troy Williamson at SC 42
2004 2004-10-02 Alabama 3 10 ALA 35 Syvelle Newton pass intercepted at UA 21 by Anthony Madison returned 1 yard (Troy Williamson)