Quarterback Caleb Williams became the first USC player to win the Heisman Trophy since 2005 on Saturday night. Have a look.
Caleb Williams : College | Heisman Trophy | Stats
Caleb Williams is an American football quarterback for the USC Trojans.
|Born:||November 18, 2002
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||215 lb (98 kg)|
Williams first played for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2021 before transferring to USC in 2022. In his first season as a Trojan, he won the 2022 Heisman Trophy.
Williams attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. As a sophmore in 2018 he was named Washington Post All-Metropolitan 1st team and Washington, D.C. Gatorade Football Player of the Year after he passed for 2,624 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and rushed for 394 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He would also lead Gonzaga to a WCAC Championship as the best team in the District. As a junior in 2019 he was named Washington Post All-Metropolitan 1st team for the second consecutive year after he passed for 1,770 yards with 19 touchdowns and rushed for 838 yards with 18 touchdowns.
Caleb Williams College
Williams entered his true freshman season at Oklahoma in 2021 as the backup to Spencer Rattler, before assuming the role as starting quarterback midway through the Sooners’ rivalry game with the Texas Longhorns in the team’s sixth game of the season.
In that game, Oklahoma was down 17–35 before Williams replaced Rattler and led the Sooners to a 55–48 victory.
He finished with 212 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 88 yards rushing, and a rushing touchdown.
Williams made his first start the following week, against Texas Christian University, and threw for 295 yards, four touchdowns and rushed for 66 yards and a rushing touchdown as Oklahoma won 52–31.
In 7 games he finished his freshman year with 21 passing touchdowns, 6 rushing touchdowns, and 4 interceptions.
In 2020 his senior season would be cancelled due to Covid-19, in 2020 he was named the Elite 11 finals MVP.
A five-star recruit and #1 QB prospect in his class, Williams committed to play college football at the University of Oklahoma.
Caleb Williams Heisman Trophy
Quarterback Caleb Williams became the first USC player to win the Heisman Trophy since 2005 on Saturday night.
Williams was one of four finalists — all quarterbacks — in New York for college football’s most prestigious award. He beat TCU’s Max Duggan, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and Georgia’s Stetson Bennett.
“I may get to be standing up here today, but y’all get to go to the College Football Playoff,” Williams said to his fellow finalists shortly after winning the award. “Guess you can’t win them all.”
Williams completed two-thirds of his passes and averaged 9.1 yards an attempt in his first season at USC. He transferred to Southern Cal after the school made a splash and hired Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley as head coach at the conclusion of the 2021 season.
Williams had emerged as Oklahoma’s starter as a freshman over preseason Heisman favorite Spencer Rattler in 2021 and threw for 21 TDs on just 211 passing attempts.
Officially, Williams is the first USC player to win the Heisman Trophy since Matt Leinart in 2004. Leinart’s teammate Reggie Bush won the Heisman in 2005, but his win is officially vacated because of improper benefits that would likely be allowed under the NCAA’s current name, image and likeness rules.
On January 3, 2022, Williams entered the transfer portal, and on February 1, Williams announced that he had transferred to USC, reuniting him with head coach Lincoln Riley, who had been the head coach for the Sooners before being hired away by the Trojans the previous November.
He was named the starter on August 25 and team captain on August 31.
In his first start against Rice, he went 19/22 with 249 yards and two touchdowns, as USC won 66–14.
He became the AP College Football Player of the Year, USC’s first winner since Reggie Bush in 2005.
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