Williams led Carolina with 520 yards rushing in 2001 and scored four touchdowns. He started his first career game in Carolina*s 41-9 victory over Florida State. His best performance of the season came against Virginia when he gained 147 yards on 28 carries and scored one touchdown.
The 2001 All-ACC Academic Football Team is as follows:
OFFENSE: Pos. Player Cl. GPA Major WR Ben Erdeljac, Duke Jr. 3.09* Mathematics WR Derrick Hamilton, Clemson R-Fr. 3.00 Human Resource Development TE Mike Hart, Duke Sr. 3.30 Sociology OL Kyle Young, Clemson Gr. 4.00* Education (Admin. & Supervision) OL Melvin Fowler, Maryland Sr. 3.00 Communications OL Will Merritt, Clemson Gr. 4.00 Speech & Communications OL Todd Wike, Maryland Jr. 3.53 Philosophy OL Evan Routzahn, Virginia Gr. 3.65 Education OL Vince Azzolina, Wake Forest Sr. 4.00 Communications OB George Godsey, Georgia Tech Sr. 3.33 Industrial Engineering OB Shaun Hill, Maryland Sr. 3.50 Kinesiological Science OB Ronald Curry, North Carolina Sr. 3.00 African American Studies OB Chris Douglas, Duke So. 3.00 Computer Science DEFENSE: Pos. Player, School Cl. GPA Major DL Ljubomir Stamenich, Virginia Gr. 3.35 Education DL Shawn Johnson, Duke Jr. 3.57 Biological Anthropology & Anatomy DL Khaleed Vaughn, Clemson So. 3.20 Marketing LB James Scharrer, Duke Fr. 3.00 Undecided LB Marcello Church, Florida State Fr. 4.00 Liberal Arts LB Chad Carson, Clemson Jr. 3.75 Biological Sciences DB J.J. Washington, NC State So. 3.03* Communications DB Jeremy Muyres, Georgia Tech Jr. 3.69 Management DB Chris Hope, Florida State Sr. 3.75 Communications DB Rod Littles, Maryland Sr. 3.00 Family Studies DB Rashad Roberson, Virginia Sr. 3.07 Sports Medicine PK Adam Kiker, NC State So. 3.94* Aerospace Engineering P Brooks Barnard, Maryland Jr. 3.00 Kinesiological Science SP Kelley Rhino, Georgia Tech Jr. 3.01 Management *denotes career GPA