TSU RUNNING BACK JAVARRIS WILLIAMSNAMED OVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State redshirt freshman running back Javarris Williams has been honored as the 2005 Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday night. Williams, a 51-11, 215-pound player from Richmond, Texas proved to be an impact player in his first collegiate season. He rushed for 872 yards which is the most ever by a TSU freshman, breaking the former record set by Tiger all-time rushing leader and last season's OVC Offensive Player of the Year, Charles Anthony. Anthony rushed foe 728 yards his freshman season in 2001. His rushing yardage total was the fifth most in the OVC this season. He also had 93 yards in receptions to finish ninth in all-purpose yardage. He rushed for more than 100 yards three times, including a career-high 190 yards at Tennessee Tech. Williams is the first TSU player to ever receive the OVC Freshman of the Year honor. In addition, he was also named second-team All-OVC and to the All-OVC Newcomer team.