View Full Version : QB Richie Williams, App State Profile

April 12th, 2005, 10:54 AM

Scouting Notes: Williams looked impressive in some aspects and showed potential in others since his final regular season game and the spring game… not a fluid arm motion but shows the potential to be tweaked to an NFL prototype style… does not throw off his back foot… tends to try and make too much happen with his feet instead of throwing the ball away… has the frame to add 10-15lbs and still keep his style of game… will never be 230lbs but could be a solid 210-215… inconsistent in throws as he will throw on the money deep and then overthrow the next play on a deep throw… very raw so he shows the ability to peak after a few years of NFL training… hard worker and team leader… very lanky… very mobile player who is dangerous when in the open field… skinny legs and arms… not soft but cut up and muscular… shows the potential to be a WR or QB depending on how you look at him… solid late 7th round to PFA type.

2005: Walter Payton Award candidate… Top returning passer in the SoCon... Hurts opposing defenses with his feet and arm… very mobile… team captain and leader.

2004: Walter Payton Award Finalist… named first team All-SoCon by league coaches and media… became the first Appalachian quarterback to garner first-team all-SoCon recognition since current ASU quarterbacks coach Scott Satterfield in 1995… led the SoCon and set Appalachian single-season records with 3,109 passing yards, 234 completions, 24 touchdown passes, and a .669 completion percentage and 3,393 yards of total offense… against UTC Williams also surpassed the 400-yard passing threshold for the third time in four games with 410 yards through the air… also added a game-high 107 rushing yards to become the first Mountaineer to ever top 500 yards of total offense in a game… against Wofford Williams had a second-straight 400-yard passing game at home… completed 31-of-40 passes for 405 yards, becoming the first ASU quarterback to ever post multiple 400-yard outings in a career… became the third 400-yard showing in Appalachian history was also Williams’ second in as many home games… Williams also hit a season milestone as well, as he upped his passing total to 2,006 yards on the campaign, marking just the seventh time a Mountaineer signal-caller has ever topped the 2,000-yard plateau in a single season… completed one of the most prolific performances in NCAA history with a 13-yard touchdown run with 35 seconds remaining to give then No. 21 Appalachian State University a heart-stopping 30-29 victory over then No. 2 Furman… set new NCAA all-division records for completion percentage and consecutive completions in a game against Furman as well… completed a 40 of 45 day passing with a 88.9 completion percentage for a school-record 413 yards… shattered the national collegiate record with 28-consecutive completions, a streak that stretched from early in the first quarter into the fourth quarter against Furman… became just the 10th quarterback in Appalachian history to throw for 3,000 yards in his career, as his 413 yards pushed his career total to 3,382 with a year-and-a-half remaining in his already illustrious time at ASU against Furman… extended his school-record streak of games with at least 200 yards passing to seven… against Northwestern State Williams completed 22-of-40 passes for a career-high 368 yards, which also matched the fourth-highest output in ASU history… his five touchdown passes tied a school record set twice by ASU Hall of Famer Pat Murphy, who accomplished the feat on Nov. 4, 1967 versus Presbyterian and in the 1968 contest against Wofford… against Eastern Kentucky Williams racked up 409 yards of total offense to lead then No. 24 Appalachian State University to 35 second-half points in a 49-21 triumph over then No. 20 Eastern Kentucky Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium+… totaled a career-high 313 yards on 23-of-29 passing and rushing for 90 yards on 13 attempts… his 409 yards of total offense ranked third all-time at Appalachian, just six yards short of the school-record 415 yards that Steve Brown compiled on Sept. 27, 1980 versus East Tennessee State… also tossed four touchdown passes, tying a career-high set on Nov. 8, 2003 versus Elon and falling just one short of the ASU record for TD passes in a game.

2003: Became the second Mountaineer in history to lead the SoCon in passing efficiency (143.3) ... led the league in touchdown passes (14) ... boasted a 158.76 passer rating in SoCon tilts ... compiled 12 touchdown passes in eight SoCon games ... finished with a streak of five consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass ... completed 11-of-20 pass attempts for 132 yards and two scores at Hawaii ... rushed for over 100 yards and pass for over 100 yards in the same game, totaling 122 on the ground and 102 through the air against Morehead State ... registered five games in-a-row early in the season with a rushing touchdown ... notched two scoring runs against East Tennessee State ... came off the bench to complete 15-of-21 for 247 yards and two touchdowns, including an 88-yarder, at Wofford ... threw for 118 yards and two scores versus Chattanooga ... tossed four touchdowns and totaled 221 passing yards at Elon ... completed 16-of-28 for 243 yards and a score against Western Carolina.

2002: Pressed into action at Marshall, becoming the first freshman to start at quarterback for the Mountaineers since D.J. Campbell in 1989 … started the first three games before yielding the honors … registered a 25-yard touchdown pass in the win over Eastern Kentucky … recorded 137 yards rushing, including touchdown runs of 58 and 28 against VMI.

2001: Redshirted.

Camden High School: Threw for 2,156 yards with 20 touchdowns and only two interceptions en route to earning Area Player of the Year ... named to 3A All-State team and chosen to play in the Shrine Bowl ... coached by Jimmy Neal.

Personal: Richard Thomas Williams ... born March 10, 1983 ... son of Richard and Mae Frances Williams… majoring in graphic arts.

April 12th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Hopefully the Spring game was absolutely no indication of his readiness for this year, otherwise Elsner showed him up.