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Husky Hall of Fame: Dave Williams
Release: 07/09/2014
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W-Logo   Sport: Football and Men's Track and Field

  • Letters Won: 6 (1964-1967)
W-Logo   National Honors

  • Second-team AP All-America (football) in 1965
  • Honorable mention AP All-America (football) in 1966
  • Four-time All-American (track & field)
  • Fourth in 440-yard hurdles and sixth in 120-yard hurdles at 1966 NCAAs
  • Part of fifth-place 4x110-yard relay at 1967 NCAAs
W-Logo   Conference Honors

  • First-team All-AAWU (precursor to Pac-12) and All-Coast in 1965 (football)
  • Won the Pac-8 Championship in the Mile Relay in 1967 with a school record 3:11.6
W-Logo   Other Athletic Honors/Awards

  • Although often lined up as a wideout, he held the recognized records for UW tight end for receiving and receiving yards for nearly five decades
  • Set UW single-season record for receiving yards (all positions) with 795 in 1965 (still 14th best in UW history)
  • His 79.5 receiving yards per game in 1965 still rank No. 7 in UW history while his season and career yards per catch marks both still rank No. 4
  • Still holds the UW records for receiving yards in a game with 257 vs. UCLA in 1965; for receptions by a tight end in a game with 10 (twice in 1965, vs. both UCLA and Stanford); receiving TDs in a season by a tight end (10, 1965); and for career receiving yards per catch by a tight end (18.3)
  • Still ranks in the UW top-10 in the 110-meter hurdles (tied for 10th) and 400-meter hurdles (6th) with converted times
W-Logo   Post-UW Accomplishments

  • Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 1967 NFL Draft (16th overall)
  • Played seven seasons in the NFL (Cardinals, Chargers and Steelers) and was the first player ever signed by the Seattle Seahawks (though he never played for Seattle due to an injury)
  • Caught 183 passes for 2,768 yards and 25 touchdowns in the NFL


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