Calvert Hall graduate C.J. Williams, a running back at Bucknell, was one of only three sophomores named to the Preaseason All-Patriot League Team announced last week.
As a freshman, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Williams was a second-team All-Patriot League selection after rushing 212 times for 899 yards, more than any Bison had amassed in more than 10 years. He had four 100-yard rushing performances and was named to the watch lists for CFPA National Freshman Performer of the Year and for the Jerry Rice Award. He had more than twice the all-purpose yards of anyone else on the team with 1,029.
At Calvert Hall, Williams was an All-Metro first-team linebacker, and he also stood out as a running back and receiver, gaining more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage.
Cardinals coach Donald Davis said at the time that "he's as productive a high school player as I've had in all three phases of the game."
Williams, who turns 21 on Sunday, spent a year at the Navy Prep school before moving on to Bucknell, where he posted the second most rushing yards ever by a Bison freshman.
The Patriot League's preseason team is voted on by the conference's coaches and sports information directors.