As a Senior (2008): Played in all 13 games at WR, with starts in six of the first seven games ... recorded a reception apiece against Delaware (8/30) and MTSU (9/6) ... notched two catches for a team-high 64 yards vs. Eastern Michigan (9/20), including a 43-yard touchdown reception from fellow WR Danny Oquendo on a trick play during the fourth quarter ... had two catches for 30 yards vs. Virginia (10/4) ... had one catch for 10 yards vs. UNC (11/25) ... had one catch for 13 yards vs. Boston College (11/29).
As a Junior (2007): Played in all 13 games at wide receiver, starting six, including five of the final six ... split time with LaQuan Williams at the Z receiver ... second on the team with a career-high 395 receiving yards ... his 15.8 yards per reception was tops on the team among players with at least five catches ... posted 18 of his 25 receptions over the last six games of the season ... (vs. WVU) ... had one catch for 10 yards ... (vs. WF) ... had a pair of catches for 15 yards ... (vs. Rutgers) ... made two catches for 38 yards ... (vs. GT) ... had two catches for 21 yards ... (vs. Clemson) ... started and tied a career-high with five catches for 47 yards ... (vs. UNC) ... had two catches for 44 yards ... (vs. BC) ... had one catch for 45 yards ... (vs. FSU) ... had four catches for a career-high 84 yards ... made a career-long 66-yard reception in the third quarter to set up a Maryland touchdown ... beat his man deep and then fought him off for extra yardage ... that was the second-longest reception by a Maryland receiver on the year ... (vs. NCSU) ... had three catches for 52 yards, including a long of 38 ... (vs. OSU, Emerald Bowl) ... finished with three catches for 39 yards ... had a 9-yard TD catch from Chris Turner that accounted for the first points of the game as Terps cashed in on the opening possession of the contest ... also had a 28-yard reception on the same drive ... missed spring practice to rehab his shoulder which was operated on at the end of the 2006 season ... missed spring strength and conditioning testing due to his shoulder injury ... was at full strength for fall camp.
As a Sophomore (2006): Played in all 13 games at wide receiver, starting 11 ... grabbed three touchdowns en route to becoming the team's fourth-leading receiver with 28 receptions ... (vs. W&M) ... caught two balls for 47 yards ... first multi-reception game of his career ... set up a three-yard TD run by Lance Ball by streaking down the left sideline for 47 yards on a Hollenbach pass ... (vs. WVU) ... posted four receptions for 53 yards and his first career touchdown ... the touchdown came on a 35-yard pass which he pulled in after it fell out of the defender's hands ... (vs. FIU) ... caught four passes for 27 yards and his second career touchdown ... the score came on a 5-yard strike with 10 seconds to go in the first half as he snuck his feet inside the pylon on the left side on a third down ... (vs. GT) ... saw action as a reserve wideout ... (vs. UVA) ... did not start, but caught one pass for 13 yards ... (vs. FSU) ... caught two passes for 12 yards ... (vs. Clemson) ... caught a career-high five passes for a season-best 66 yards ... (vs. BC) ... caught two passes for 41 yards ... (vs. WF) ... caught three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown ... the score came from five yards out after a 48-yard catch he made earlier in the drive ... (vs. PU, Champs Sports Bowl) ... caught three passes for 24 yards.
As a Freshman (2005): Saw action in four games ... caught one pass for four yards ... (vs. Clemson) ... made collegiate debut at wide receiver but did not record any statistics ... (at Temple) ... recorded first career reception, a 4-yard catch from Joel Statham in the fourth quarter.
At Bergen Catholic High School: A two-year letterwinner and starter who set single-season school records in 2004 with 45 receptions for 897 yards and 12 touchdowns ... also had nine kickoff returns for 308 yards (34.2-yard average) ... caught 11 passes for 229 yards and three TDs as a junior ... named second team all-state by the Associated Press and Newark Star Ledger ... first team all-group, All-North Jersey and all-county ... an All-East region pick by PrepStar ... an All-Northeast selection by SuperPrep ... team lost its first two games before running the table for a 10-2 record and the Group 4 state championship his senior year ... a three-year letterwinner in track ... was also recruited by Syracuse, Wisconsin and West Virginia ... coached by Fred Stengel.
Personal: Born Jan. 30, 1987 ... parents are Ira and Rita Williams ... majoring in communications ... father played football at Rutgers and brother, Ira Jr., played at Wake Forest from 1998-2001 ... twin sister, Tahirah, is a guard on the UConn basketball team.
I. Williams' Career Statistics
Receiv. G-GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP 2005 4-0 1 4 4.0 0 4 2006 13-11 28 379 13.5 3 48 2007 13-6 25 395 15.8 1 66 2008 13-6 10 124 12.4 1 44 Career 43-23 64 902 14.1 5 66
bio updated 02-18-09