All CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration. Twenty-eight CFPA winners have been first-round NFL Draft selections.
As a sophomore last year, Williams started all 10 games in a 6-4 season (5-2 in the Ivy League), completing 55.6 percent of his passes (147-of-265) for 1,773 yards and 11 touchdowns with just five interceptions. In addition, the native of Corinth, Texas, was second on the team in rushing with 563 yards on 153 carries (3.7-yard average) with five touchdowns. His 2,336 yards of total offense are the fourth most in a single season ever at Dartmouth, and Williams already ranks seventh at the school in career total yards with 3,572 with two years remaining.
Former Big Green star Shawn Abuhoff ’12 earned the 2010 CFPA Punt Returner Award after bringing back three punts for touchdowns and ranking third nationally with a 17.2-yard average.
Dartmouth will begin the 2014 season at home against Central Connecticut on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.