Dec. 15, 2003
SEATTLE - Washington junior wide receiver Reggie Williams (Lakewood, Wash.) announced today that he will forego his senior season and declare himself for the 2004 National Football League draft. Williams leaves Washington as the owner of most of the school's receiving records. He owns the school marks for total receptions (238) and receiving yards (3,536). He had a school-record 16 100-yard games during his three-year career and recorded at least one reception 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, he was named a first-team All-American by The Associated Press, the Football Writers, ESPN and Collegefootballnew.com. Williams was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection as a sophomore and junior. He was named 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 in the NCAA and second in the Pac-10 in receptions per game (7.4) and receiving yards per game (92.42). He had a total 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 and 3,598 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 Round Eugene Burkhalter, fs 1990 Not drafted -- Steve Emtman, dt 1992 Indianapolis 1st Billy Joe Hobert, qb 1994 Los Angeles Raiders 2nd Lawyer Milloy, fs 1996 New England 2nd Corey Dillon, tb 1997 Cincinnati 2nd Olin Kreutz, c 1998 Chicago 3rd Benji Olson, og 1998 Tennessee 5th Brock Huard, qb 1999 Seattle 3rd Hakim Akbar, s 2001 New England 5th Jerramy Stevens, te 2002 Seattle 1st
Reggie Williams' Statistics Year G-S Rec. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2001 11-10 55 973 17.7 3 74 2002 13-12 94 1454 15.5 11 89 2003 12-10 89 1109 12.5 8 74 Totals 36-32 238 3536 14.9 22 89
Career Highs Receptions: 14 vs. Oregon, 2002 Reception Yards: 203 vs. Washington State, 2001 Touchdowns: 3 vs. Oregon, 2002 Longest Reception: 89 yards vs. San Jose State, 2002 Longest TD Reception: 89 yards vs. San Jose State, 2002