Former Boston College Eagles star running back Andre Williams continues to have a solid preseason for the New York Giants in his quest to make the team out of camp.
On Friday night, he scored the Giants’ game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter over the New York Jets, a one-yard run which capped off a nine play, 75-yard drive.
For the evening, Andre Williams had 11 carries for 49 yards with his late touchdown.
The decisive score no doubt had to feel good for Williams, who was ensnared in a verbal spat with insufferably brash Jets head coach Rex Ryan. When confronted with hearing Andre Williams say that he thinks Big Blue is the “real New York team,” Ryan took a shot at him by saying “Last time I saw him he was getting smoked by Clemson.” A sore subject for Boston College no doubt.
Arrogance is not something we would typically attribute to Williams, who has stated he was taken out of context, but either way, this childish incident is behind us, and Andre appears to have gotten the last laugh.
The New York Giants are now 4-0 in the preseason, despite the first-team offense having had a number of issues in these games. There does appear to still be a place for Williams on this team coming out of the preseason, though Liberty product and four-year NFL veteran Rashad Jennings has also played well for the Giants. The former Boston College Eagle currently projects as the back-up running back on the regular-season depth chart.
In other player news from the Giants-Jets game, Mark Herzlich and Mathias Kiwanuka each had three tackles for the Giants, while Ryan Quigley, who might be destined to be the Jets’ regular punter, had five boots with an average of 36.4 yards.