Let’s be realistic: Despite his impressive statistics, it is highly unlikely that Boston College Eagles running back Andre Williams will win the Heisman Trophy. Williams ran for 2,102 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2013, but his candidacy is hampered by the fact he had sub-100-yard games against the USC Trojans, Clemson Tigers, and Syracuse Orange.
Still, it is hard not to love Williams’ response when he was asked what he’d do with the Heisman if he won: “If I actually win the Heisman, I will chop it up and give each of [the offensive linemen] a piece of the trophy (USA Today Sports).”
Boston College head coach Steve Addazio, on the other hand, doesn’t think Williams should be immediately discounted from the Heisman conversation:
He completed the ninth best rushing season in the history of college football. I’m going to say that again. He completed the ninth best season in … the … history … of college football.
The linked-to profile also contains the revelation that Williams is working on a philosophical memoir entitled A King, a Queen and a Conscience, which is just all sorts of awesome. When it comes to books written by Heisman candidates, it’ll be interesting to see of A King, a Queen and a Conscience can match the quality of Reggie Bush’s Baudrillard-inspired memoir This Heisman Trophy Did Not Take Place.
[Source: USA Today Sports]