26 Kennedy Williams
Kennedy  Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Valley

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 160

Position:
WR

Experience:
4L


11/02/2013

USU Football vs. Hawai'i

USU Football vs. Hawai'i 2013

10/12/2013

Utah State Football vs Boise State

Utah State Football vs Boise State, Romney Stadium, 2013

10/05/2013

Utah State Football vs BYU

Utah State Football vs BYU, 2013

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS: Returned 12 kickoffs for 367 yards as a junior in 2015 and that average of 30.6 yards per kickoff return ranks second all-time at USU for a single season.

CAREER RECORDS: Returned 37 kickoffs for 897 yards in his career and that average of 24.2 yards per kickoff return ranks ninth all-time in school history.

2016 (SR): Played in all 12 games and made the first and only start of his career at Colorado State (10/8)… Finished the season with seven receptions for 38 yards (5.4 ypr), while adding four carries for 17 yards (4.2 ypc) and 10 kickoff returns for 183 yards (18.3 ypr)… Had a career-high two receptions for five yards at Colorado State (10/8) and had two carries for 14 yards against New Mexico (11/12), which included a season-long rush of 10 yards… Had a season-long reception of 12 yards against Air Force (9/24)… Returned a season-best four kickoffs for 74 yards against Arkansas State (9/16) and had a season-long 26-yard kickoff return at Wyoming (11/5) as he returned two kickoffs for 50 yards… Also returned two kickoffs for 38 yards against Fresno State (10/22).

2015 (JR): Played in all 13 games and finished the year with three carries for 16 yards (5.3 ypc), six receptions for 61 yards (10.2 ypr) and 12 kickoff returns for 367 yards (30.6 ypr)... His kickoff return average (30.6 ypr) ranks second all-time in school history for a single-season... Had a season-long rush of 12 yards versus Wyoming (10/30) and a season-long reception of 20 yards at Utah (9/11)... Returned two kickoffs for 98 yards against Nevada (11/21), including a career-long 65-yard return... Had a season-high three kickoff returns for 64 yards against BYU (11/28) and returned two kickoffs for 52 yards against Akron (12/22) in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl... Also returned two kickoffs for 56 yards at San Diego State (10/23) and had one return for 56 yards against Wyoming.

2014 (SO): Played in all 14 games and finished the year with eight carries for 81 yards (10.1 ypc), four receptions for 34 yards (8.5 ypc) and 14 kickoff returns for 303 yards (21.6 ypr)... Had a season-high three carries for 21 yards at Arkansas State (9/20) and rushed for a season-high 43 yards on two carries, including a career-long rush of 34 yards, against Idaho State (9/6)... Had a career-long reception of 32 yards at Wyoming (11/7)... Returned a career-high six kickoffs for a career-best 121 yards, including a career-long 36-yard return, at Tennessee (8/31) in the season opener... Also returned three kickoffs for 72 yards against Wake Forest (9/13) and two kickoffs for 42 yards at Arkansas State (9/20).... Added one special teams tackle during the season.

2013 (FR): Played in 10 games and finished the year with 21 carries for 68 yards (3.2 ypc), three receptions for nine yards (3.0 ypr), and one kick return for 44 yards... Had season-highs with six carries for 37 yards against BYU (10/4), including a season-long run of 20 yards... Also had six carries for 11 yards against Hawai’i (11/2), four carries for nine yards at New Mexico (10/19) and three carries for 13 yards against Weber State (9/14)... Returned his lone kickoff of the year 44 yards against the Wildcats... Caught one pass for five yards against Boise State (10/12)... Also had one reception for three yards at UNM and one reception for minus two yards against Wyoming (11/30).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team all-Sunrise league honors as a prep senior at Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nev., as he rushed for 469 yards on 95 carries (4.9 ypc) with four touchdowns... Also caught 10 passes for 106 yards (10.6 ypr) and one touchdown, and passed for 230 yards with three touchdowns... Helped Valley HS win the International Baccalaureate Football Academic state championship... Also participated in wresting and track & field in high school... Placed third at state in the triple jump and cleared 6’6” in the high jump.

PERSONAL: Son of Kendall and Ingrid Williams... His brother, Kerwynn, was an All-American running back at Utah State (2009-12) and played in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals... Sister’s name is Kendall... Graduated from Utah State in the spring of 2017 with a psychology degree and a minor in sociology.

RUSHING G/GS Rush Yds Avg TD LG
2013 (Fr.) 10/0 21 68 3/2 0 20
2014 (So.) 14/0 8 81 10.1 0 34
2015 (Jr.) 13/0 3 16 5.3 0 12
2016 (Sr.) 12/1 4 17 4.2 0 10
TOTAL 48/1 36 182 5.1 0 34

RECEIVING Rec Yds Avg TD LG
2013 (Fr.) 3 9 3.0 0 5
2014 (So.) 4 34 8.5 0 32
2015 (Jr.) 6 61 10.2 0 20
2016 (Sr.) 7 38 5.4 0 12
TOTAL 20 142 7.1 0 32

KICKOFF RETURNS Ret Yds Avg TD LG
2013 (Fr.) 1 44 44.0 0 44
2014 (So.) 14 303 21.6 0 36
2015 (Jr.) 12 367 30.6 0 65
2016 (Sr.) 10 183 18.3 0 26
TOTAL 37 897 24.2 0 65
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