RANDAL WILLIAMS SIGNS WITH NFL'S JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

DURHAM, N.H.-University of New Hampshire wide receiver Randal Williams (Bronx, N.Y.) signed on as a free agent with the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars immediately following the end of the NFL draft on Sunday.

The 6-3, 220-pound Williams had his breakout year as a senior receiver with the Wildcats in 2000, recording 10 catches for 258 yards and four touchdowns. In addition, his blazing speed made him a player that could not be ignored when it came to moving the football. In response, the UNH coaching staff also utilized him as a tailback where he became the Wildcats' third-leading ball-carrier with 47 carries for 256 yards and three touchdowns. Williams made the most of his opportunities as a kick returner as well with eight returns for 134 yards and an average of 16.8 yards.

During his junior season, he also saw playing time as a receiver, grabbing 10 receptions for 149 yards and three touchdowns, while also carrying the football four times for 26 yards.

Williams, a business major and a member of the Atlantic 10 All-Academic squad, made the most of his educational and community experiences while at UNH after studying abroad in Spain and helping out as a member of the Big Brother program.

Prior to his career at UNH, he played football and ran track at Deerfield Academy. As a gridder, he played both split end and defensive end, while he also ran the 100, 200 and the 4x100 relay in track. He eventually earned a silver medal in the 100 at the New England Prep School Championships and tied the Deerfield school record in that same event.

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