The book on: RB Dominique Williams

Dominique Williams came to the Vikings via small-college Wagner, but his production was anything but small.

Dominique Williams


Tailback
Wagner College Seahawks
#25
5:08.7-205
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Milford Academy
Bridgeton High School

OVERVIEW

During the course of his well-honored and highly-decorated career at Wagner College, Dominique Williams evolved into one of the household names in not only Wagner history, but in the annals of the Northeast Conference (NEC) as well as on the national stage.

A tough, sturdy and elusive running back, the 5-foot-9, 205-pound Williams ended his storied career ranked third all-time in Wagner history in both rushing yards (4,435) and scoring (276 points). In 43 career games, he rushed for 42 touchdowns and snared four touchdown catches as a receiver out of the backfield, while rushing for 100 yards or more on 26 occasions.

Williams, the 2014 South Jersey Football Foundation Player of the Year, finished fourth all-time in NEC history in both rushing yards (4,435) and all-purpose yards (5,444). After bursting onto the scene with 642 rushing yards as a true freshman in 2009, Williams suffered a knee injury on the final day of the 2010 preseason training that required surgery and extensive rehabilitation that caused him sit out the season. His work ethic and character allowed him to return to the field in 2011, where he ripped off the first of three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

In 2013, Williams became the first three-time captain in Seahawks history and went on to rush for 1,127 yards, which came on the heels of his 1,228-yard season in 2012 and his 1,338-yard campaign in 2011. A member of the 2012 College Sports Journal All-American team, Williams was named First-Team All-NEC in 2012 and was a second-team selection in 2013.

The pinnacle of his career came in 2012 when he helped lead Wagner to its first-ever appearance in the of NCAA FCS Playoffs and an ensuing first-round victory over Colgate, which marked the first time an NEC school had ever won an NCAA Playoff game.

The historical 2012 season saw Wagner rip off nine consecutive wins after dropping its first three contests en route to a 9-4 record and a final ranking of No. 21 in The Sports Network Final Top-25 Poll and No. 22 in the Final FCS Coaches Poll. This marked the first time an NEC team ended the season with an appearance in both official top-25 polls.

He was attracting NFL attention last fall as much for his blocking and pass-catching ability than for his downhill running style. Williams’ strongest asset might be his competitive drive. He was once spurned by Iowa, which pulled away from offering him a full ride, and Rutgers, where he also once seemed destined to play football.

CAREER NOTES
Finished with 4,435 yards, third-most in school history...Reached the 1,000 rushing mark in three seasons...Rushed for 100 yards in 26-of-43 games...Helped Wagner to a win over Colgate in the FCS playoffs in the school’s first playoff appearance, becoming the first team from the Northeast Conference to win a playoff game in football...Ranks fourth in conference history in rushing yards (4,435) and all-purpose yards (5,444)...The first player in school history to serve as a team captain for three seasons...Sat out the 2010 season with a knee injury...Earned degree in sociology with a concentration in family studies/social work in 2013.

AGILITY TESTS
4.65 in the 40-yard dash…1.63 10-yard dash…2.67 20-yard dash…4.26 20-yard shuttle…
6.72 three-cone drill…34 ½-inch vertical jump…10’00” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times.

HIGH SCHOOL
Dynamic, big-play performer … Shifty and elusive … Rushed for 1,321 yards on 216 carries (6.2 yards) with a long of 52 yards and eight TDs as a senior … Prepped a year at Milford Academy in New York.

Year GRush YdsY/G AvgTD
20098 113642 80.35.8 9
201111 2741338 121.65.1 14
201213 2631328 102.25.2 13
201311 2581127 102.54.7 6
Totals43 9084435 103.15.1 42


YearG RecYds Y/GAvg TD
20098 985 10.69.4 0
201111 15176 1611.7 1
201213 26277 21.310.7 2
201311 1596 8.76.4 1
Totals 4365 63414.7 9.84

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