Williams, 17, turning heads as a freshman running back for BYU

Posted at 7:12 PM, Nov 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-14 21:14:28-05

PROVO — BYU’s Cougars play at San Jose State (8-2) this Saturday. The game should feature more play time for the standout BYU freshman running back Jamaal Williams.

Williams is just 17 years old, but already one of the Cougars all-time freshman rushing leaders. He is filling in for the injured Michael Alisa.

The teenager already has 620 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, leaving him just 370 shy of reaching a 1,000.

“It really wasn’t one of my primary goals this year,” said Williams. “I really just wanted to get on the field and do what I can as a freshman.”

Williams say he is optimistic he can get hit that 1,000 yard mark.

“It’s starting to become one of my goals and I believe I can get to it,” said Williams.