MSU's offense begins to hit its stride as young players gain valuable game experience.
True freshman tailback sat out the first four games of the 2013 season before making his debut in the Big Ten opener at Iowa.
Several true freshmen are pushing for playing time this season.
CAREER/2013 SEASON: True freshman played in all eight Big Ten games . . . made his collegiate debut at Iowa . . . ranks third on the team in rushing with 235 yards on 37 carries (29.4 ypg.) . . . averaging 6.4 yards per rush . . . also has two receptions for 13 yards (6.5 avg.) . . . rushed for 78 yards on just five carries (15.6 avg.), including a 42-yard touchdown, the first of his career, in road win at Illinois . . . collected a career-high 92 rushing yards on 12 carries (7.7 avg.), including a long of 37 yards, against Indiana . . . rushed for 32 yards on nine carries, all in the second half, against the Hawkeyes . . . accounted for nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior at Erie Cathedral Prep in helping lead the Ramblers to a perfect 15-0 season and a No. 17 national ranking . . . rushed 88 times for 697 yards (7.9 avg.) and 13 TDs in 2012 . . . also had a school-record 59 receptions for 838 yards and 11 scores.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top prospects by 247Sports.com (No. 220) . . . ranked among the country's top athletes by 247Sports.com (No. 10), Rivals.com (No. 40) and ESPN.com (No. 45) . . . listed among the nation's top outside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 47) . . . rated among the East's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 49) . . . named to PrepStar's All-East Team . . . ranked among Pennsylvania's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 11), 247Sports.com (No. 11) and Rivals.com (No. 14) . . . played defensive back in Pennsylvania's 58-27 win over Maryland on June 15 in the 2013 Big 33 Football Classic . . . three-year starter for Coach Mike Mischler at Cathedral Prep School in Erie, Pa. . . . first-team all-state selection as a senior by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers and Pennsylvania Football News . . . named 2012 PFN Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year . . . accounted for nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior while helping the Ramblers to a perfect 15-0 season, including the Class AAA championship and a No. 17 national ranking . . . rushed 88 times for 697 yards (7.9 avg.) and 13 TDs in 2012 . . . had a school-record 59 receptions for 838 yards (14.2 avg.) and 11 scores as a senior . . . recorded 66 tackles, with five for losses including one sack, four interceptions (136 yards) and 16 pass break-ups . . . in 2012 . . . scored TDs five different ways as a senior, including three punt returns, two interception returns and one fumble return . . . accounted for 117 all-purpose yards and produced eight tackles in a 24-14 win over Archbishop Wood in 2012 Class AAA Championship Game . . . caught seven passes for 118 yards and two scores and added a rushing TD vs. West Allegheny . . . scored TDs three different ways (2-yard run, 56-yard punt return and 22-yard fumble return) and recorded a season-high 12 tackles vs. General McLane in District 10 Class AAA final. . . his three carries all resulted in TDs vs. Warren in D-10 Class AAA semifinals . . . carried 10 times for a career-best 205 yards and three TDs in the regular-season meeting vs. General McLane . . . produced 281 all-purpose yards and three TDs on 24 touches (11.7 avg.) vs. McDowell (rushed 12 times for 139 yards and one score; career-best 11 catches for 139 yards and 2 TDs) . . . returned an interception 99 yards for a TD vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) . . . had eight receptions for 114 yards and returned a punt 55 yards for a score vs. Lake Catholic (Ohio) . . . carried 46 times for 314 yards (6.8 avg.) and seven TDs as a junior . . . had 19 catches for 393 yards (20.7 avg.) and three scores in 2011 . . . totaled 32 tackles (16 solos, 16 assists) as a junior . . . had six receptions for a career-best 177 yards vs. Bradford, including a 90-yard TD grab . . . rushed seven times for 105 yards and three TDs and scored on a 79-yard kickoff return vs. Strong Vincent . . . posted a career-best 91 tackles (49 solos, 42 assists) and two interceptions (78 yards) as a sophomore . . . also credited with five passes defended, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 2010 . . . caught 10 passes for 208 yards (20.8 avg.) as a sophomore . . . reached double-figure tackles in three games, including a career-best 13 stops vs. Grove City . . . his 92 career receptions set a school record . . . scored 47 career TDs . . . former high school teammate Damion Terry is also a freshman on the Spartan roster . . . son of Delton Williams Sr. and Jennifer Evans . . . born Dec. 7, 1993 . . . majoring in hospitality business.
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