- High School/Other
- 6' 0"
- 227 lbs.
- Hampton, Va.
Updated: August 24, 2016
2015-16: Spent the season redshirting while recovering from a knee injury.
2014-15: Played nine games, making eight starts … Logged 205 plays at tailback … Tallied 475 yards on 124 rushes, scoring four touchdowns … Ran the ball 12 times for 41 yards in the season opener against William & Mary … Scored the first touchdown of his career on a 14-yard run in the first quarter of the Ohio State game … Ran the ball 17 times for 74 yards against East Carolina … Rushed for 36 yards on 10 carries, scoring a touchdown against Georgia Tech … Ran for 114 yards on 14 rushes against Western Michigan … Had 47 yards on 20 carries, including a touchdown in the opening minute of the game at North Carolina, but suffered a sprained left ankle late in the game … Missed the game at Pitt due to the ankle injury … Ran the ball 21 time for 100 yards against Miami … Had 32 yards on 13 carries, including an 8-yard touchdown run, against Boston College … Had five rushes for 6 yards at Duke before leaving the game with a knee injury … Tore his left ACL against Duke and underwent surgery in December … Missed all of spring practice.
2013-14: Enrolled in January, 2014 after graduating from high school early … Went through spring practice with the Hokies … Earned the Paul Torgersen Award (the top up and comer) during spring practice for the offense.
High School: Played his final season for Coach Jeremy Blunt at Phoebus High … After rushing for 1,854 yards and 31 touchdowns his first three seasons at Hampton High, transferred to Phoebus for his senior season … Rushed for 2,192 yards and 30 touchdowns (including eight in one game) on 265 carries, helping the Phantoms to a 10-2 record … A first-team All-Group 4A South Region selection … A Newport News Daily Press All-Star … The player of the year, as selected by the newspaper … The Conference 18/Ironclad Offensive Player of the Year … A first-team selection, as well … A first-team All-757 selection by Recruit757.com … A second-team 4A all-state selection by VirginiaPreps at running back … A 2013 American Family Insurance First-Team All-USA Virginia Football selection … Ranked as the No. 17 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 29 running back in the nation and the No. 15 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 227 player in the country, the No. 15 running back in the country and the No. 8 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 64 running back in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 74 running back in the country, the No. 93 player in his region and the No. 24 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Also ran track for two years, winning a district title in the shot put.
Personal: Marshawn Williams … Born Jan. 6, 1996, in Hampton, Va. … Son of Solomon Bassett and Tracey Williams … Has two older brothers and an older sister … Majoring in sociology.