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A special talent in the backfield who is back to 100 percent after missing over four games with a hamstring injury … Played in nine games, rushing for 473 yards and nine touchdowns … Also had a touchdown receiving … Named third-team All-America in 2009 by Sporting News … Rushed for a school-record 1,655 yards setting an ACC freshman mark last year.
2010: Ran for two touchdowns and caught a TD pass during the Boise State game … Picked up just 44 yards on 21 carries … Had two catches for 18 yards … Carried the football 20 times for 91 yards in the JMU game … Also had two pass receptions for 35 yards … Carried six times for 8 yards and one touchdown before leaving the game with a hamstring injury … Returned to action with six carries for 10 yards in the Duke game and scored a TD on a 1-yard plunge … Had a 4-yard touchdown run against Georgia Tech … Ran for 83 yards on 15 carries at UNC and caught a pass for an 11-yard gain … Burst 84 yards for a crucial touchdown at Miami … Also had a 14-yard TD run in that game on the way to 142 yards on just 14 carries … Was named the ACC’s Offensive Back of the Week … Scored on runs of 5 and 15 yards against Virginia … Picked up 45 yards on 11 carries during the win over FSU in the ACC title game.
2009: Moved into the starting tailback role after Darren Evans was injured during preseason workouts … Started every game, playing nearly 600 offensive snaps … Averaged 5.6 yards per carry with 1,655 yards on 293 carries … Also had 16 pass receptions for 180 yards … Finished with 21 rushing TDs and 22 overall … Started at tailback and rushed for 71 yards on 13 carries against Alabama … Scored touchdowns on runs of 1 and 32 yards … Also caught two passes for 42 yards … Carried 16 times for 164 yards against Marshall, scoring three touchdowns on runs of 57, 4 and 28 yards … Also caught a pass for 36 yards … Picked up 107 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the Nebraska game … Rushed for a pair of touchdowns and 150 yards in 34 carries against Miami … Also caught two passes for 40 yards … Carried the ball 24 times for 83 yards in the Duke game … Ran for 159 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries against Boston College … Hauled in a pass for a 23-yard gain … Broke a 66-yard touchdown run and caught a 7-yard TD pass during the Georgia Tech game … Rushed 14 times for 100 yards earning ACC Rookie of the Week honors for the fifth time … Picked up 96 yards on the ground against UNC … Ran for 179 yards on 26 carries at East Carolina … Also caught three passes for 9 yards in that game … Scored a touchdown and rushed for 126 yards on 23 carries at Maryland … Ran for four touchdowns against NC State, picking up 120 yards on 32 carries … Also scored four TDs while rushing for a career-high 183 yards at Virginia … Scored two touchdowns against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Rushed 25 times for 117 yards in the game and was named the Offensive MVP … Earned Iron Hokie status during off-season workouts … His 39 1/2-inch vertical jump was second best on the team … Joined John Graves as the only players to earn 100% Effort Awards for all six of the team’s pre-spring 6 a.m. workouts … Saw limited action during spring practice … Carried just six times over two scrimmages … Picked up 20 yards on his first carry.
2008: Was considered for playing time during the preseason but ended up redshirting … Improved on three of the four major lifts during off-season workouts … Turned in the top vertical jump (36 1/2) and 40 time (4.49) among the running backs … Ran 80 yards for a touchdown on his first carry of Tech’s first formal scrimmage … Gained 122 yards on eight carries during that workout … Took a screen pass 56 yards for a TD during the Maroon-White game … Finished with 10 carries for 85 yards and two pass receptions for 66 yards … Was one of two winners of the Torgersen Award for the top newcomers of the spring.
High School: A SuperPrep All-American for Coach Loren Johnson, a former Hokie … Rated the No. 26 player overall and the No. 4 running back in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Rated the No. 32 overall prospect in the country by CSTV’s Tom Lemming … Ranked the No. 47 player in the country and the No. 2 player in the state of Virginia by Rivals … Listed as the No. 93 player on the Scout Top 100 … Ranked the No. 3 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 3 running back in the country by rivals.com … Ranked the No. 8 running back in the country by SuperPrep … Rated the No. 5 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked the No. 7 player in the Commonwealth by scout.com … Named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Final Hot 11 list for his performance in practice leading up to the game … A member of the rivals.com Rivals100 List … Despite missing three games his senior season, rushed for 640 yards and seven touchdowns in seven games … Named to the G&W Recruiting Report Preseason ACC Area Offensive Team … As a junior, averaged 10 yards per carry en route to gaining 1,574 yards and scoring a total of 22 touchdowns … Named second-team all-state by the AP as a junior … Recorded 800 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving his freshman year, starting at tailback … Suffered a right knee injury that kept him out for the first six games of his sophomore season … A four-year starter at Stonewall Jackson who rushed for over 3,000 total yards in his career.
Personal: Ryan Gene Williams … Born 4/9/90 in Cold Spring, NY … Son of Sharon Johnson and Randy Williams … A business major.