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Kareem Williams
Player Profile:
Kareem Williams 1871971
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Schnecksville, Pa.
High School: Parkland
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 2 Letters

Fifth-year member of the squad as a redshirt senior running back • teams with former CAA Rookie of the Year Thomas Jefferson to give Delaware one of the most productive running games in the CAA • talented player who has good speed, enthusiasm, and high energy • always a threat to go long every time he touches the ball • has four career runs of 43 or more yards • has played in 22 career games and rushed for 934 yards on 174 carries (5.4 avg.) and three touchdowns • needs just 66 yards rushing to become the 58th player in Delaware history to reach 1,000 career yards • rushed 10 times for a game-high 23 yards in the Blue-White Spring Game in May.

2017 SEASON 

Saw action in all 11 games of the season while starting in five of them • ranked second for the Blue Hens offense in rushing wtih 101 carries, 469 yards, and one touchdown • saw a season high 121 rushing yards vs. Stony Brook • had a season long rush of 49 yards • reeled in three catches for a total of 4 yards • ranked fourth on the team in all-purpose yards with 465 • named Blue Hens Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Cornell. 

Took part in fall practices but did not see game action and retained junior eligibility • due to depth at running back with the likes of Wes Hills and Jefferson and senior Jalen Randolph, redshirted to preserve extra year • was one of the team's top scout team performers • ran four times for 10 yards in the Blue-White Spring Game in May. 

Played a key role in leading one of the top rushing attacks in the CAA • was expected to redshirt his sophomore year due to depth among the backfield unit, but was pressed into duty when Hills was injured in the season opener vs. Jacksonville • excelled the rest of the way as ranked second on the team in rushing behind Jefferson • in 10 games, carried 150 times for 827 yards (5.3 avg.) and three touchdowns • ranked No. 4 in the CAA in yards per carry (5.3), No. 8 in yards rushing per game (79.5), No. 9 in total rushing yards (795), and No. 12 in all-purpose yardage per game (83.8) • helped team rank No. 2 in the CAA and 17th in the NCAA in rushing offense (219.4 yards per game) • ran for 90+ yards six times and had four 100-yard efforts • rambled for a career-high 140 yards and scored a touchdown vs. New Hamsphire, had 113 yards vs. James Madison, 106 yards and a touchdown against William & Mary, 101 yards and a touchdown vs. Elon, 95 yards vs. North Carolina, and 93 yards vs. Lafayette • had the team's No. 1, No. 3, and No. 4 longest plays from scrimmage of the season as he ran 84 yards vs. New Hampshire, had a 63 yard scamper vs. James Madison, and added a 53-yard touchdown run vs. Elon • 84-yard run was the seventh longest in UD history and longest since Andy Hall had an 85-yard romp vs. Hofstra in 2003 • also caught three passes for 19 yards (long of 11 yards vs. Albany) for the season and returned a kickoff 24 yards against Rhode Island • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week three times during the season, vs. Lafayette, New Hampshire, and Elon • rushed for 40 yards on 13 carries in Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Key member of the Blue Hens rushing attack as a true freshman • No. 3 running back behind Hills and Randolph • Delaware ranked No. 5 in the CAA in rushing offense (162.2) • joined tight end Brandon Whaley and wide receiver Troy Gallen as the only true freshmen to see action on offensive side of the ball • one of two running backs in Delaware's 2014 recruiting class • played in all 12 games and carried 24 times for 139 yards (5.8 avg.) to rank third on the squad • had career-high 60 yards on six carries vs. Delaware State and added 32 yards on two carries vs. Towson and 24 yards on four carries against Sacred Heart • recorded tackles on special teams vs. Elon and Rhode Island.

Earned All-State, all-area, and all-league honors at running back as a senior at Parkland High School in 2013 for head coach Jim Morgans • team captain • led Parkland to a 12-2 record, a conference championship, and the district title as a senior in 2013 • team was ranked as high as No. 5 in the state • squad went 11-3, captured the district title, and advanced to the state tournament in 2012 • rushed for 1,932 yards and 23 touchdowns and averaged 7.3 yards per carry as a senior in 2013 • rushed for 309 yards and four touchdowns in district title game win over Easton • competed at the state championships for outdoor track & field in May.

Kareem Jahbar Williams • born Sept. 28, 1996 • criminal justice major at Delaware • career objective is to be a therapist • son of Ervin and Lancelene Williams • father is an electrician and mother is a nurse • youngest of four children • brother, Andre, capped a stellar collegiate football career at Boston College in 2013 as he earned All-American honors, led the nation in rushing with 2,177 yards, set the BC career rushing yardage record (3,739), was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, and was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the New York Giants • Andre led the Giants in rushing in 2014 with 721 yards and seven touchdowns  • sister, Krystal Williams (track), and brother, Donique (football), also played sports in college.


Year G/S Rec. Yards
TD Long Rec.
2017 11/5 101 469 4.6 1 49
2016 - - - - - -
2015 10/0 150 795 5.3 3 84
2014 12/0 24 139 5.8 0 43
TOTALS 33/5 177 938 5.2 4 84


Year Rec. Yards Avg.
Long KOR
Yards Avg.
2017 3 4 -1.3 0 4 0 0 0
2016 - - - - - - - -
2015 3 19 6.3 0 11 1  24 24.0
2014 - - - - - -  - -
TOTALS 6 23 1.25 0 11 1  24 24.0

Rushing Attemps: 23 vs. William & Mary, 2015
Rushing Yards
: 140 vs. New Hampshire; 113 vs. James Madison, 2015


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