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Dave Williams
Dave Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Monroeville, Pa.

High School:
Gateway

Last College:
Michigan State

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
Wide Receiver



Former western Pennsylvania prep standout had his junior season cut short by a shoulder injury ... is expected to be at full strength in 2010 ... deep threat who will also help in the return game ... played in five games in two seasons at Michigan State before transferring to DU.

as a junior (2009)
Started the first five games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury against Robert Morris ... was third on the team with 29 receptions and led the team with three TD catches despite missing the last six games ... finished with 385 receiving yards (13.3 ypc.) ... got his Duquesne career off to a flying start with 11 catches for 145 yards in the season-opening 24-19 win over Bucknell ... his 35-yard TD reception in the third quarter proved to be the game winner ... named NEC Offensive co-Player of the Week for his effort ... the 11 catches tied four others for the second-highest single game total in school history ... suffered a back injury on the opening series at Nicholls State before re-entering the game with just over 11 minutes left and catching an 83-yard touchdown pass from Connor Dixon on his first play back ... the dramatic touchdown tied the game at 7-7 ... added nine more catches for 92 yards at Monmouth, three grabs for 21 yards at Dayton and five catches for 44 yards, including a seven-yard TD catch, before the shoulder injury versus RMU ... returned five punts for 34 yards including a season-long 26-yarder at Dayton ... averaged 18.4 yards on 10 kickoff returns with a long of 31 yards at Monmouth.

as a sophomore at Michigan State (2008)
Saw action against Eastern Washington and at Northwestern.

as a freshman at Michigan State (2007)
Played against UAB. at Notre Dame and at Wisconsin.

personal
Redshirted at Michigan State in 2006 ... was named MSU's scout team offensive player of the year in 2006 ... had four catches for 55 yards in the Spartans' 2007 spring game ... was named Pennsylvania MVP in the Big 33 Football Classic after catching touchdown passes of 38, 25 and 22 yards - the 38-yarder was thrown by current DU teammate Connor Dixon, who transferred from Michigan State prior to the 2008 season ... accounted for 141 all-purpose yards in the June 2006 Big 33 game ... was a member of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 after gaining 1,538 all-purpose yards and posting 18 touchdowns as a senior at Gateway High School in suburban Pittsburgh ... scored eight times via reception, five by rush, three by punt return and twice by kickoff return and averaged 48.0 yards per touchdown ... caught 21 passes for 600 yards (28.6 ypc.), rushed for 224 yards on 32 carries (7.0 ypc.) and averaged 29.9 yards on 16 kickoff returns and 19.7 yards on 12 punt returns as a senior ... major: public relations and advertising ... date of birth: 9/4/88.

Receiving
Year	G/GS	No.	Yds.	Ypc.	TD	Lng
2009	5/5	29	385	13.3	3	t83

Kickoff Returns Year No. Yds. AVG. TD Lng 2009 10 184 18.4 0 31

Punt Returns Year No. Yds. AVG. TD Lng 2009 5 34 6.8 0 26

Career Receiving Highs Receptions: 11 vs. Bucknell (Jr.) Yards: 145 vs. Bucknell (Jr.) Long: t83 at Nicholls State (Jr.) Touchdowns: 1, three times, vs. Robert Morris (Jr.) last 100-Yard Games: 1 Junior (1): 11-145-1 vs. Bucknell

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