USF Football BIO
30 Benjamin Williams
2008: Played in 13 games and started eight ... Tallied 513 all-purpose yards, including 308 on the ground and 175 receiving ... Season rushing total was the fourth best on the team ... Needed just 14 receptions to clear 175 yards receiving ... Also scored five rushing touchdowns ... Single-game high 79 yards rushing on 17 carries against Cincinnati ... Also had 70 yards in the season opener against UT Martin ... Topped 25 yards on three other occasions ... Built upon reputation as the most bruising back on the team.
2007: One of the best blocking backs in America ... Delivered punishing blocks on pass rushers on a regular basis ... Second among USF backs with 425 rushing yards ... Bulk of yards came in huge outing at Florida Atlantic when he rushed for 186 yards and four touchdowns ... Also popped off a 56-yard run against the Owls ... Rushed for 64 yards against North Carolina and 44 against Rutgers ... Played in 12 games, starting nine.
2006: Shared USF Green & Gold Pride Award with Mike Padilla as the top walk-on players on the team ... Had 17 carries for 67 yards and two touchdowns, including one (16 yards) on USF’s first offensive play from scrimmage in Papajohns.com Bowl, setting the tone for a 24-7 win ...Started all 13 games and other than Matt Grothe, he led the Bulls in rushing with 122 carries for 436 yards ... Had four touchdowns, plus one more receiving ... Had six catches for 21 yards ... First career 100-yard game with 22 carries for 103 in win over UConn, when he had the first of his two rushing TDs ... Also ran for one at North Carolina, when he had 14 carries for 55 yards ... Receiving TD came at UCF.
2005: Only appearance came briefly in Meineke Car Care Bowl, although he did not manage any carries.
LAKE WALES HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Chad Barnhardt, USF’s first-ever quarterback and a graduate assistant in 2005.
PERSONAL: Born July 14, 1986 ... Raised by James and Sharon Williams ... Three brothers: Lance, James Jr. and Patrick ... One sister Tamika Davis, who is in the Army.