UT Football BIO
88 Stephen Williams

Toledo's all-time leader with 229 receptions and 3,102 career receiving yards, breaking records held by Lance Moore (2001-04), current wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints.

Named first-team All-MAC...Named fourth-team All-America by Phil Steele on its mid-season All-America Team...19th in the nation and fourth in MAC with 6.6 receptions per game...17th in the country and third in league with 88.8 receiving yards per game...Passed Lance Moore as Toledo's all-time leader in career receptions (229) and receiving yards (3,102)...10 catches with career-high 231 receiving yards in 37-30 win over Ball State...Caught two TDs vs. BSU, the last a 51-yard game-winner with 27 seconds left...Also caught passes for 56 and 51 yards vs. BSU...Totaled 185 yards receiving, two TD catches and tied career best in receptions (15) at Purdue...Played in just two series and did not catch a pass vs. Colorado due to injury...Nine catches for 137 yards vs. Miami.

Earned second-team All-MAC honors for the second consecutive season...Sixth in the MAC with 69 receptions...69 receptions ranks eighth in UT history...Caught six passes for 94 yards and one TD vs. WMU...Caught season-high 12 passes vs. Arizona, the second-best total of his career...Caught just three passes vs. EMU, but two of them were for TDs...Caught six passes for 114 yards vs. Fresno State...Caught six passes at Michigan.

Named second-team All-MAC...Led team and was seventh in the MAC with 73 receptions...15th in the nation and second in the MAC with 97.4 yards per game...Only the fourth receiver in UT history to gain more than 1,000 yards receiving...His 1,169 yards ranks third all-time, just 25 yards shy of Lance Moore’s (now with the New Orleans Saints) record of 1,194 yards set in 2003...His 73 receptions ranks sixth all-time at UT...Tied Moore’s school record for catches in a game with 15 receptions vs. Buffalo on Oct. 13...15 catches was the second-most in the nation in 2007...Had 172 receiving yards vs. Buffalo, which ranks seventh-best in school history...Had six games with at least 100 yards receiving...Had 157 yards and one TD vs. CMU on Sept. 8...Had 150 yards and two TDs vs. EMU on Nov. 3.

Played in 10 games, making six receptions...Starter in four games.

Sat out the season as a redshirt.

High School
Made all-district and all-area as a senior...Caught 39 passes for 835 yards and seven TDs...Timed at 10.7 in the 100 meters as a junior...Jumped 6-4 in the high jump and 22-11 in the long jump.

Full name is Stephen Jacob Williams...Birthdate: June 29, 1986... Mother is Anita Williams...Mother is a math consultant...Has two brothers, Maurice and Michael, and two sisters, Trishawna and Stephanie...Communication major.

Career Statistics

Year G/S Rec. Yds. Avg. TD LP
2005 DNP-Redshirt
2006 10/4 6 87 14.5 1 37-Kansas
2007 12/12 73 1169 16.0 7 64-EMU
2008 12/12 71 781 11.0 8 45-WMU
2009 12/12 79 1065 14.1 7 56-BSU
Totals 46/40 229 3102 13.5 23 64-EMU

Career Game Highs
Receptions: 15 (Buffalo, 10-13-07)
Receiving Yards: 172 (Buffalo, 10-13-07)
Touchdowns: 2 (Four times, last vs. Akron, 11-5-08)



Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 199
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Marshall