Nick Williams runs back a kick-off 80 yards for a TD vs. Pitt.
Jan. 3, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – Senior wide receiver and kick returner Nick Williams (Windsor, N.J.) of the University of Connecticut football team has been chosen to play in the second annual Casino Del Sol All-Star Game. The contest is scheduled for Friday, January 11 at Kino Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.
A second team All-BIG EAST selection, Williams proved to be a valuable weapon in the UConn pass, run and return games. He caught 30 passes for 334 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 40 yards and a touchdown. In the return game, Williams averaged 20.4 yards per kick return and 12.0 yards per punt return. He ran back punts for scores of 58 yards in a win at Maryland (Sept. 15) and 80 yards in a win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 9).
One of four team captains, Williams was twice named the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week. He finished his career as the Huskies’ all-time leader in kick-off return yards with 2,045 and ranks second in yards per return at 25.9. Williams is the only UConn player with at least two kick-off returns for touchdowns and two punt returns for touchdowns in a career.
Scheduled for a 7:00 pm kick-off, the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game will air nationally, online on ESPN3 and Watch ESPN.