UTC's Williams Named to Running Back Watch List

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga running back Keon Williams was recently named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Running Back Watch List.  Williams is the third Moc to earn a spot on one of CFPA’s Watch Lists. 

727272033691406px;">"Congratulations to Keon Williams on earning a spot on the CFPA Watch List," said CFPA Executive Director Brad Smith. "Williams will be one of the top Southern Conference players to watch this season."

Williams, a senior from Chattanooga, has played in 27 games with 11 starts in his career.  He has 15 career rushing touchdowns and six career 100-yard games. 

Williams was second in the Southern Conference with 98.1 rushing yards per game before suffering a leg injury on the opening kickoff against The Citadel.  That ended his season, but he still amassed nine rushing TDs on the year. 

He was the SoCon Offensive Player of the Week after posting 147 rushing yards and a TD on 20 carries at Georgia State.  He made it back-to-back honors after 106 rushing yards and three TDs on 11 carries against Austin Peay. 

The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. Twenty-eight CFPA winners have been first-round NFL Draft selections.

Junior Jacob Huesman (QB) and senior Davis Tull (DE) are the two other Mocs who have also earned spots on the CFPA Watch Lists heading into 2014.

The Mocs kick off the 2014 season on the road at Central Michigan on Thursday, Aug. 28.  Chattanooga’s first home game is set for Saturday, Sept. 6 against Jacksonville State.  Season tickets are on sale now on GoMocs.com.


PHOTOS: MBA Sneaks By McCallie 1-0 In Division II-AA Soccer

McCallie Falls To MBA In Division IIAA Soccer 1-0

The McCallie boys soccer team gave a second half goal off a long throw in that would be the difference Wednesday night in the Division IIAA state soccer semifinals against MBA.   MBA advances to the state championship game on Thursday at 1:30 against Christian Brothers.  McCallie ends their season with an impressive 13-3-3 record.   The goal came in the 51st ... (click for more)

Woman, 26, Who Was Set To Testify In Murder Trial, Is Shot And Killed On Elder Street

A 26-year-old woman who was set to testify in an upcoming murder trial was shot multiple times and killed on Wednesday morning. Chattanooga Police responded to the 2100 block of Elder Street on a report of a dead person on the side of the road near Old Ringgold Road and Westside Drive. Police located Bianca Horton.  P olice established a crime scene.  Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Attorney For Bobby Stone Hits Berke, Fletcher For Commenting On Pending Case

The attorney for Bobby Stone on Wednesday said it was "fundamentally wrong" for Mayor Andy Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher to comment on the case in which Mr. Stone is charged with domestic assault against his wife, Berke advisor Lacie Stone. Attorney Lee Davis said the comments were unfair and "a disservice to the court." Mayor Berke denied any inappropriate contact ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Christian Schools Bully, Too

Earlier this week, after I shared a story about bullying written by a very brave mother, it opened a floodgate of emails from parents and students who have been forced to endure such madness in our elementary, junior and senior high schools. Discipline is the No. 1 problem in our schools. Because of it, or because of a lack of it, no wonder our children cannot achieve all that ... (click for more)