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Name: Kyren Williams 
College: Notre Dame     Number: 23
Height: 5-09   Weight: 199
Position: RB  Pos2: KR
Class/Draft Year: rSo/2024

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 Data Scout Notes: 2021: PDoakWalker...**2020: ROYC/OROYC/2ndC/HMC-AP/DoakWalkerSemifinalist

 Kyren Williams, Notre Dame, Player News

  09/18/21 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  No. 12 Notre Dame got big three big plays from two of its offensive captains and helped coach Brian Kelly match Knute Rockne for the most victories in program history. Kyren Williams scored two long touchdowns, the second a 51-yard run with 6:05 remaining, and Avery Davis scored on a 62-yard reception as the Fighting Irish beat Purdue improved to 3-0. Victory No. 105 for Kelly in his 12-year career at Notre Dame was also the 26th straight for the Irish at home.

The Fighting Irish won their eighth straight over Purdue and first since 2014. "It takes a lot of things to be in place for that to happen," said Kelly, whose first victory at Notre Dame was a 23-12 victory over Purdue at Notre Dame during the 2010 season. "Father John (Jenkins, the university president) and (athletic director) Jack (Swarbrick) have been on this journey. Consistency, leadership and alignment - all those things have to come together to get to this point." Williams, who scored on a fourth-and-3 pass play of 39 yards from Jack Coan early in the second quarter to give the Irish their first lead 7-3, finished with 86 yards on 11 carries and two receptions for 47 yards. Davis, who had five receptions for 120 yards in the game, had a field view of Williams' game-clinching TD run. "He's insane, his ability to maneuver, his strength to stay up," Davis said of Williams. "Just watching him for a second, I forgot I had to block for him. He's so entertaining." Williams finished with 91 yards on 12 carries, 47 yards on two receptions and added 30 yards on two punt returns. - Notre Dame Football/AP College Football


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  07/30/21 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  On the door to his room back in St. Louis hangs a mirror Kyren Williams had to face, wanted to reckon with every morning before he'd confront whatever the world had for him that day. It was an integral part of the process that made a light-switch moment in the spring of 2020 stick, a quarantine revelation that the Notre Dame running back wasn't a transfer portal escapee waiting to happen but a player about to ascend with still no ceiling in sight. "It's all a mindset," Williams said in July, back in the flow of summer school and players-only-practices at Notre Dame. "It still is about that. My mindset has never changed since the end of the season last year. "It's always to be the best version of me each and every day. So when there's work to put in, I'll be able to make sure that my dreams come true.

"That's who I am. That's how I want to live my life. I feel like if I just keep doing that, that's going to lead me to where I want to be." Where Williams is heading into August training camp is a 5-foot-9, 195-pound junior coming off a rushing season (1,125 on 211 carries) 55 yards shy of one of the top 10 in school history. His 13 rushing touchdowns in 2020 were the most in a season by an Irish running back in the 2000s and four off the school record 17 shared by former All-Americans Allen Pinkett (1984) and Vagas Ferguson (1979). - South Bend Tribune


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  07/24/21 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams was selected as one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award last season, so it was basically a given that he'd make the 2021 preseason watch list for the award that honors college football's top running back. That officially happened Wednesday with Williams joining 81 other running backs on the watch list. Williams was named ACC Rookie of the Year as a sophomore last season for accumulating 1,125 yards and 13 touchdowns on 211 carries and 313 yards and one touchdown on 35 catches. No Notre Dame running back has ever won the Doak Walker Award, which was created in 1990. Alabama running back Najee Harris won the award last season. - South Bend Tribune

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  04/29/21 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  An elite running back needs elite field vision. The ever-confident Kyren Williams believes he's already checked that box following his 2020 breakout season as Notre Dame's running back. "I have the best vision in college football," Williams said. "I've always had that vision." Since he was a child, Williams was told by his father that his natural field vision was impressive. Williams' confidence in that has only grown over the years. He wants to leave observers wondering how he saw what he saw. "My main goal as a running back is to leave people guessing and wondering how he was even able to make that cut," Williams said.

If the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Williams wants to make the leap to a truly elite running back in college football, Williams will need to make more of those cuts to produce explosive plays in the running game. With one of the best offensive lines in the country in front of him last year, Williams showed he was capable of breaking a long run. Twice he gained 65 yards on a single run: once against Florida State on Oct. 10 and again four weeks later with a touchdown run to start the victory over then-No. 1 Clemson. With two runs of 60-plus yards last season, Williams finished in a tie for seventh in the FBS in that category. - South Bend Tribune


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  02/22/21 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  EA Sports announced earlier this month that it plans to bring back its once-popular college football video game franchise. Notre Dame on Monday announced it plans to play hardball in support of its football players. There's a world where those two concepts can peacefully and mutual profitably co-exist, someday. It's just that the NCAA's chronic avoidance of defining the name/image/likeness (NIL) issue in college athletics has added layers of legalese and complications to a seismic shift in the amateur athletics model that was supposed to be implemented in time for the 2021-22 school year. Now there's no clear timeline. And state legislatures, Congress and the Supreme Court will ultimately likely dictate to the NCAA rather than suggest what the next steps are that need to be taken. EA Sports doesn't have a firm timeline either to release its rebranded EA Sports College Football video game, though EA Sports vice president and general manager Daryl Holt told ESPN it wouldn't happen in 2021. - Indianapolis Star/News

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  01/19/21 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Given how reliable running back Kyren Williams was for Notre Dame football last season, it might be hard to remember that he was still in his freshman year of eligibility. A reminder came Monday when Williams was named to the 2020 Freshman All-America Team by the Football Writers Association of America. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Williams became only the second offensive player from Notre Dame to make the team since its inception in 2001. Williams gave Notre Dame its second Freshman All-American in as many years following after safety Kyle Hamilton from the previous season. The Irish have now landed eight players on the Freshman All-America Team starting with offensive tackle Sam Young in 2006. Williams rushed 211 times for 1,125 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2020. He also caught 35 passes for 313 yards and one touchdown. - South Bend Tribune

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  12/28/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2020 ACC OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame, 42,...Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams has been voted the 2020 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Rookie of the Year by the league's 15 head coaches and a 49-member select media panel. A five-time weekly award winner in 2020, Williams has totaled six 100-yard rushing performances while helping the No. 4 Fighting Irish to a 10-1 record and a berth in the College Football Playoff. The St. Louis native leads all FBS freshmen in rushing yards (1,061), rushing touchdowns (12) and total touchdowns (13). He also has 27 receptions on the season for 282 yards. - ACC Football

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  12/28/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2020 ACC ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame, 37,...A second-team All-ACC selection, Williams' efforts are a huge reason Notre Dame (10-1) will compete in the CFP for the second time in three seasons. The redshirt freshman is one of just four ACC players to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark, and his 27 receptions rank third among Notre Dame players. - ACC Football

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  12/28/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): AP - Kyren Williams, Notre Dame, 33,...The following Irish players earned honorable mention: wide receiver Javon McKinley, tight end Tommy Tremble, Williams (all-purpose), defensive lineman Daelin Hayes, defensive lineman Ade Ogundeji, defensive lineman Kurt Hinish and safety Shaun Crawford. - Notre Dame Football

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  12/28/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): RB - Kyren Williams, Notre Dame, 112,...A semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, redshirt freshman Kyren Williams has taken college football by storm, reaching the 1,000 rushing yard mark in the regular season finale vs. Syracuse. He has received an ACC weekly honor five times out of ten possible games this season. He currently totals 1,061 yards and 12 touchdowns, adding 27 receptions for 282 yards, in 2020. Williams was named honorable mention for the All-Purpose slot. - Notre Dame Football

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  12/08/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  2020 DOAK WALKER AWARD SEMIFINALIST: Kyren Williams (So.), Notre Dame,...Williams is the only redshirt or true freshman on the list, and has taken the college football scene by storm, totaling six 100-yard rushing performances. Through 10 games, Williams has totaled 1,011 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns, adding 24 receptions for 268 yards and a touchdown in the air. He leads the Irish in rushing, and his total receptions rank third on the team.

Williams leads all FBS freshmen in rushing touchdowns (12), total touchdowns (13), and total rushing yards (1,011). Among all FBS players, he is eighth in rushing TDs, ninth in total TDs and fifth in rushing yards. In the ACC, Williams ranks third in rushing yards per game (101.1), fourth in scoring – TDs (7.8 points/game) and fourth in all-purpose yards per game (127.9). - Notre Dame Football


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  12/07/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  DEC 7 ACC CO-RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Kyren Williams, Notre Dame, R-Fr., RB, St. Louis, Mo.,...Eclipsed the 1,000-yards rushing mark for the season with 110 in the No. 2 Fighting Irish's 45-21 win over Syracuse...First Notre Dame player since Josh Adams in 2017 to reach 1,000 yards rushing for a season...Leads all FBS freshmen in rushing touchdowns (12), total touchdowns (13) and total rushing yards (1,011)...Ranks eighth among all FBS players nationally in rushing TDs, ninth in total TDs and fifth in rushing yards. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  11/30/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  NOV 30 ACC RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Kyren Williams, Notre Dame, So., RB, Saint Louis, Mo.,...Recorded 23 rushes for 124 yards and two touchdowns and four receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown in No. 2 Notre Dame's 31-17 victory over No. 19 North Carolina ... Williams' three touchdowns ranked tied for third among all FBS players on the weekend, and was the only FBS player with three or more touchdowns this weekend to have at least one receiving and one rushing touchdown ... Friday marked Williams' fifth 100-yard rushing performance of the season, which ties for most in the ACC. - ACC Football

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  11/09/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  NOV 9 ACC RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Kyren Williams, Notre Dame, R-Fr., RB, St. Louis, Mo.,...Named ACC Running Back of the Week for the second time following his performance in the No. 4 Fighting Irish's double-overtime 47-40 win over No. 1 Clemson...Rushed for 140 yards on 23 carries with three touchdowns against a Clemson team that entered the game allowing less than 100 yards per contest and had yielded only three rushing touchdowns the entire season...Two of his touchdowns came in overtime...Broke through for a 65-yard rushing touchdown on the first official play of the game, tying his career-long run. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  11/08/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. Notre Dame moved up two spots to No. 2 on Sunday after upsetting Clemson in a dramatic double-overtime game Saturday night. Ohio State remained No. 3. Clemson gave up the top spot for the first time this season and landed at No. 4. The Crimson Tide, who had an open date, received 59 of 62 first-place votes. Notre Dame, which has its best ranking since it was No. 1 at the end of the 2012 regular season, received two first-place votes. Ohio State got one. Texas A&M moved up two spots to No. 5, the Aggies’ best ranking since they finished fifth to end the 2012 season. Florida jumped two spots to No. 6 after beating Georgia to snap a three-game losing streak against its SEC East rival. The Bulldogs fell eight spots to a season-low 13th. - AP College Football

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  11/07/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Kyren Williams had a 3-yard touchdown run in the second overtime and No. 4 Notre Dame shut down top-ranked Clemson with a couple of sacks to seal a 47-40 victory Saturday night, the Fighting Irish's first victory over a No. 1 in 27 years. Clemson had won 36 straight games and had not lost to an Atlantic Coast Conference team since 2017. The Fighting Irish (7-0, 6-0), playing in the ACC only because of the pandemic, snapped both streaks and sparked fans to storm the field in a celebration that most definitely did not meet the CDC's social-distancing guidelines.

After Williams gave Norte Dame the lead on the first possession of the second OT, the Irish pushed Clemson back with back-to-back sacks on DJ Uaigalelei by Adetokumbo Ogundeji and Daelin Hayes on the Tigers first two plays. The big freshman quarterback completed to passes after the second-and-39, but the final one was way short of the line to gain and a couple of laterals didn't help. The Fighting Irish have won 13 straight games, snapped an 11-game losing streak against top-five teams and beat a No. 1 for the first time since taking down Florida State in 1993 at Notre Dame Stadium. - AP College Football


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  10/31/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Notre Dame spent the past couple of weeks prepping for the biggest game of the year. Now, it's here. Bring on Clemson! Kyren Williams ran for two touchdowns, Ian Book passed for another and No. 4 Notre Dame turned in a dominant defensive performance, stifling Georgia Tech 31-13 on Saturday. Next up for the Fighting Irish: a showdown against top-ranked Clemson in South Bend. Notre Dame (6-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won't have to face Trevor Lawrence, the star quarterback who will have to sit out the game after testing positive for COVID-19. Book completed 18 of 26 passes for 199 yards in another efficient performance. Williams shook off a fumble that Georgia Tech returned for a long touchdown, scoring on runs of 2 and 4 yards. He finished with 76 yards on 15 carries. Notre Dame had nine tackles behind the line, five sacks and two forced fumbles. Hayes was the standout, forcing both fumbles and coming up with his first two sacks of the season. Safety Kyle Hamilton contributed five tackles, two of them behind the line, and broke up a pass. - Notre Dame/AP College Football

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  10/19/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  OCT 19 ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Kyren Williams, Notre Dame, R-Fr., RB, St. Louis, Mo.,....Rushed for 127 yards on 25 carries in Saturday's 12-7 win over Louisville...Reached the 100-yard rushing plateau for the third time in four games this season...Now ranks second in the ACC and sixth in the FBS in rushing yards per game (121.5) and third (ACC) and eighth (FBS) in all-purpose yards (151.2)...Saturday's 127 rushing yards came against a Cardinals' defense that had only allowed opposing teams 156.8 rushing yards per game entering the matchup with the Irish...Also blocked on Louisville's blitz packages, allowing QB Ian Book to rush for 47 yards, as well as buy time in the pocket. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  10/10/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Kyren Williams ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns and safety Shaun Crawford helped thwart a potential Florida State rally with a goal-line interception in No. 5 Notre Dame's 42-26 victory Saturday night. Williams fumbled at his own 32 on the second play from scrimmage, then riddled Florida State the rest of the way, picking up 130 yards and both his TDs by halftime as the Fighting Irish (3-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) took a 35-20 lead. Ian Book completed 16 of 25 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 58 yards and another score.

With Notre Dame leading 42-26, the Seminoles (1-3, 0-3) drove 73 yards to the 5, but Crawford picked off Jordan Travis' pass with 8:21 left. Travis, making his first start for the Seminoles after shining in relief last week against Jacksonville State, was 13 of 24 for 204 yards and led Florida State in rushing with 96 yards on 19 keepers, even with a pair of sacks. He threw a TD pass and ran for a score. Florida State's Tamorrion Terry caught seven passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. Irish wideout Javon McKinley had five receptions for 107. - Notre Dame/AP College Football


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  09/14/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  SEPT 14 ACC RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Kyren Williams, Notre Dame, So., RB, St. Louis, Mo.,...Williams' 205 all-purpose yards in Saturday's 27-13 season-opening win over Duke led all FBS players...First Notre Dame player since at least 1996 to reach the 90-yard mark in both rushing yards (112) and receiving yards (93) in a single game...Eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark while making the first start of his career...Scored two rushing touchdowns and took a screen pass 75 yards for the game's longest play from scrimmage. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  09/12/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Kyren Williams ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns in his first start, grad quarterback Ian Book threw for 263 yards and No. 10 Notre Dame beat Duke 27-13 on Saturday at rainy Notre Dame Stadium in the season and Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. The speedy Williams, who saw limited action last season as a freshman, had 19 carries and also was Notre Dame's leading receiver with two receptions for 93 yards, one a 75-yarder in the first half. The victory was Notre Dame's 19th straight at home and the first for the Fighting Irish in a conference after 132 years as an independent. Because of COVID-19, the Irish are playing this season as a member of the ACC.

The school announced a crowd of 10,097, 90% of them students, attended the game in the 77,622-seat stadium where fans were wearing masks and socially distanced because of the pandemic. The triumph also came on a day when the school announced a four-year contract extension for coach Brian Kelly, who is now 9-2 in openers at Notre Dame. Book outdueled Duke grad quarterback Chase Brice, who threw for 259 yards on 20-of-37 passing and rushed for a touchdown in his debut for coach David Cutcliffe after transferring in from Clemson. Book, who rushed for 139 yards and passed for 181 yards and four touchdowns last season in Notre Dame's 38-7 victory at Duke, completed 19 of 31 passes, one a 17-yard TD pass to Avery Davis early in the fourth quarter that increased the Irish lead to 24-13. He rushed for just 12 yards on nine carries. - AP College/Notre Dame Football


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  09/05/20 - RB Kyren WilliamsrSo/2024, Notre Dame, 5-09, 199 (DS#3 RB) + More +

  Left alone to stew in the darkness of his abrupt free fall into an afterthought last fall, Kyren Williams doubled down on who he believed he could be in a Notre Dame uniform someday. In the weeks and months that followed, the now-Notre Dame sophomore running back even managed to exceed his own lofty expectations. On Tuesday during a Zoom conference call with the media, Irish head coach Brian Kelly let the college football world know just how much Williams had exceeded them. "Kyren Williams has really emerged as somebody we feel right now has gained an advantage as the top back right now," Kelly said of a player who had all of five touches as a freshman in 2019 and none after game 2 of that season. "He's going to require, obviously, some assistance at that position from a number of other guys. We're not just going to feature one back. But Kyren's done a great job."

Williams gives Notre Dame a better version of himself than the Irish saw at any time from him as an early enrollee, and an impressive one at that in the time leading up to the 2019 season. He had bulked up to 204 pounds after his senior season in high school, figuring he'd need the extra bulk to absorb the punishing blows from college defenders, and was pushing 210 on his 5-9 frame when he first met up with Stanfield in the spring. "He's in the 193-195 range now," Stanfield said. "But the biggest difference in who he was and who he is now is speed. Straight-line speed. He always had the agility to make people miss, but now he can run away from them, too." - South Bend Tribune


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