UC Davis battles one of the top teams, and offenses in the nation in back-and-forth thriller
UC Davis' defense forces timely turnovers, offense finishes with 651 yards against last year's co-Big Sky champion
Saturday's game between Big Sky squads is a designated non-conference matchup
Maier throws for 369 yards and three touchdowns, Williams runs it in for two more
Well-rounded skill set will help Aggie running backs succeed this season
2016: Ranked No. 116 in the nation in yards per kickoff return (14.3)...Saw action in nine games... Ran for 172 total yards in 12 kick returns... Longest return was for 24 yards at Montana State... Had a season-high 38 all-purpose yards also at Montana State... Averaged 14.3 yards per return and 19.3 all-purpose yards per game... Recorded one rush at Eastern Washington for two yards... Also finished with five tackles (four unassisted) on the season.
2015: Played in five games due to injury... Carried the ball 16 times for 54 yards... Had a season-long 12-yard run against South Dakota and an 8-yard gain the following week at Hawai'i... Caught a career-best four passes for 44 yards in season-opener at Nevada... Included in the total was a 19-yard reception from QB Ben Scott that gave the Aggies a fourth-quarter first down en route to Scott's 3-yard TD run... Returned a kickoff 26 yards at UH... Returned later in the season after injury to collect a special teams tackle.
2014: Played in all 11 games... Finished with 23 carries for 110 yards... Scored on a 16-yard run early in the fourth quarter at Colorado State... Season-long 19-yard run also came against the Rams... Had catches at Stanford and against Northern Colorado, totaling 15 yards... Returned six kicks for 88 yards, including a 30-yarder against Montana State.. Also had seven tackles (3 solo) on the season... Had three assisted stops at Montana.
EL CAMINO HS '13: Received three varsity letters in football and has two more in track for El Camino HS.... Rushed for 2,345 yards in 2012, gaining a school-record 3,660 career yards... Recorded 24 TD's in 2012... Named to all-section squad... Posted 723 rushing yards with 9 TD's as a junior, adding 10 sacks from his linebacker position... Gained a school-record 327 yards and collected a trio of touchdowns for Wildcats in their 35-10 win over Vista HS last October... CIF Player of the Year candidate... Earned all-league defensive honors as a sophomore and was first-team as a junior... Also All-North County second-team selection in 2010 and his team's defensive MVP... President of his school's chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club.
PERSONAL: Born in Encinitas, Calif.... Parents are Thadius and Rachel Williams... Sports hero is late Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton... Best personal accomplishment was earning a spot on the varsity as only a sophomore.
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