DeAngelo Williams -- run vs. rec
Posted Jul. 23 at 04:40 AM
DeAngelo Williams last year actually averaged slightly more yards on running plays than receptions. Officially 5.55 yards on runs and 5.50 yards on his 22 receptions.
This has happened with only six other running backs in the last 10 years (among players, that is, with at least 1,000 total yards).
4.8 4.8 1999 Stephen Davis, Wash.
4.2 4.0 2003 Anthony Thomas, Chi.
4.3 3.9 2005 Rudi Johnson, Cin.
4.1 4.1 2005 Cadillac Williams, T.B.
4.5 4.3 2006 Travis Henry, Tenn.
5.1 4.8 2007 Ryan Grant, G.B.
5.5 5.5 2008 DeAngelo Williams, Car.
I will also add, however, that Williams is a much better receiver than any of those other six guys. They all had terrible hands. Williams actually catches the ball pretty well, and he’s very explosive after the catch. In his first two years in the pros, Williams averaged 9.5 and 7.6 yards per catch, on 56 total receptions.
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