Jameson Williams Makes Alabama History
It was a record-setting day for Bryce Young, but wide receiver Jameson Williams made some history of his own on Saturday. He became the first player in school history with four receiving touchdowns of at least 75 yards in a single season.
Williams caught eight passes for a career-high 190 yards and three touchdowns against an Arkansas defense that entered the game allowing 195.7 passing yards per game, which ranks third in the SEC behind Georgia and South Carolina. It was the second week in a row Williams has caught three touchdowns.
Young dropped a beautiful pass to Williams as he outraced two Arkansas defenders for a 79-yard score in the second quarter. The two then connected on a 32-yard catch-and-run to give Alabama a 24-14 lead heading into halftime. Williams also hauled in a 40-yard touchdown from Young in the back in the end zone halfway through the the fourth quarter.
Williams has arguably been the best wide receiver in college football over the last month. In his last four games, Williams has caught 30 passes for 631 yards and seven touchdowns. He has eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark in four consecutive games and five of his last six.
The Missouri native continues to make a strong case to be the third Alabama wide receiver to win the Biletnikoff Award in the last four years, joining Jerry Jeudy and DeVonta Smith. Amari Cooper also received the prestigious honor in 2014.
On the season, Williams has reeled in 59 receptions for 1,218 yards and 13 touchdowns. His 20.6 yards per reception are the second-most in SEC history.