5.) He fits the mission of the Heisman Trust.
When you look at the list of candidates, Williams fits the mission of the Heisman Trust to a T.
After a 2-10 season, Williams lead his team to a 7-5 season and while it wasn’t pretty at times, he persevered by carrying more than half of Boston College’s offense. It is noticeable on every play Williams takes part in. He runs hard and strong and it has led to many highlight plays, but it also has reinvigorated a football program. And what’s best? He does it with such a humble nature.
Every time Williams runs for a big gain or for a touchdown, he doesn’t call for fanfare. He claps his hands and gets back to the line of scrimmage or drops the ball in the end zone and basks in a touchdown and runs back to the sideline. When he ran for 339 yards against NC State, it was his teammates who encouraged him to take a bow in Alumni Stadium.
Let’s not forget the other half of being a student-athlete is excellence in academics and Williams boasts a 3.0 along with writing a philosophical memoir.
“The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.”
Heisman Trust, here’s your man.