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DeAngelo Williams

Running Back

DeAngelo Chondon Williams

Inducted 2023

Date of Birth



Wynne, AR


University of Memphis (2002-2005)


DeAngelo Williams transformed the Memphis program, leading the Tigers to three consecutive bowl games for the first time in school history. Williams was First Team All-America in 2005. He set an NCAA record with 34 games of 100-plus yards rushing, and he finished his career as the FBS record holder in all-purpose yards (7,573). He ended his senior campaign ranked No. 1 nationally in rushing, with an average of 178.55 yards per game. The Tigers averaged eight wins per season from 2003 to 2005 behind Williams. The Tigers won the 2003 New Orleans Bowl, and Williams claimed MVP honors in the Tigers' victory in the 2005 Motor City Bowl. A three-time Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year and a three-time First Team All-C-USA performer (2003-05), he became Memphis’ and C-USA's all-time leading rusher (6,026). He finished his career as the conference's all-time leader in career rushing touchdowns (55), total touchdowns (60), carries (969), yards per carry (6.2), and 100-yard games (34). He was named to the 2002 C-USA All-Freshman Team. He also boasts the top two single-season rushing performances in Memphis history with 1,964 yards in 2005 and 1,948 yards in 2004. In 2012, Memphis renamed the team MVP award the "DeAngelo Williams MVP Award" in his honor. Memphis retired his jersey in 2006, and he was selected to the M Club Hall of Fame in 2014. He was an inaugural member of the C-USA Hall of Fame in 2019.


Height 5'9"

Weight 207

Career Highlights

  • 2005 All-Conference
  • 2005 Conference MVP
  • 2005 First Team All-America
  • 2005 Heisman - Seventh
  • 2005 Led Nation in Rushing
  • 2004 All-Conference
  • 2004 Conference MVP
  • 2003 All-Conference
  • 2003 Conference MVP
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