Jimmy Williams Returning to VT

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by VThokie7, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. VThokie7

    VThokie7 Well-Known Member

    2,052 Messages
    458 Likes Received
    Williams Announces Decision on NFL
    All-ACC defensive back decides to return for senior season
    January 12, 2005

    BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech cornerback Jimmy Williams announced Wednesday that he will return for his senior season, bypassing the 2005 NFL Draft. The first-team All-ACC defensive back and Thorpe Award semifinalist led the Hokies and the ACC with five interceptions this past season and was tied for third on the team with 60 tackles.

    "The main reason for this decision is I didn't want to abandon a young team," Williams said. "I feel like this team needs me and we can do special things next season. I also want to be as prepared as I can for the next level so I can take care of my family like I want to. It's not that I don't feel I could succeed at the next level now, but one more year of college ball is exactly what I need to prepare me for the NFL. We're going to have a young secondary next year that is going to need leadership and I want to be the guy to lead them."

    Williams, a junior from Hampton, Va., led the ACC with 19 passes defended, picking up five interceptions and 14 break ups. He also had 5.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry.

  2. Derinyar

    Derinyar Well-Known Member

    3,210 Messages
    930 Likes Received
    Smart move with all the other CB's bouncing into the draft, and if the rules lessen up some next year the value for CB's could go up again.
  3. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

    12,379 Messages
    2,684 Likes Received
    This was my favorite player for conversion to safety.

    Kiwanis was my favorite DE.

    I feel sad.

Share This Page