Earlier in the week Illinois' signal caller Juice Williams was asked about his chances at the Heisman - but Williams will have none of that. "Yes, I've heard some talk about that, but there's a lot of season left," Williams said. "I'm not in this for personal awards. It's a great accomplishment for anyone to even be mentioned for the award."
Williams is very modest and speaks volumes about team goals and winning games and keeps that focus. This weekend the Illini take on Louisiana-Lafayette and the focus is about getting better. It's way too early to talk post-season awards, but if Williams keeps improving and the Illini keep winning who knows what will come William's way at the end of the season. During the season, we'll keep a closer look at Juice's numbers and compare with other quarterbacks that could be in the running for post-season accolades.
Here's a closer look at the improvement of William's numbers from the start of his freshman campaign to the two games under his belt this season. Currently his percentage rate is a remarkable 62.7%.
Junior year (2008 to date): 42-67-4 / 62.7% / 575 yards
Sophomore year (2007): 153-267-12 / 57.3% / 1,743 yards
Freshman year (2006): 103-261-9 / 39.5% / 1,489 yards