Preps Then and Now: Deonte Williams, Pleasant Grove football

Published: Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 8C
Last Modified: Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012 - 5:52 pm

DEONTE WILLIAMSM

Pleasant Grove / football

• Now: The Cal Poly senior running back rushed for 188 yards and scored three touchdowns Saturday in a 28-20 win over UC Davis. The week before, Williams had 187 rushing yards and a touchdown in a 24-22 victory at Wyoming and was named co-Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week. He leads the Mustangs (3-0) with 484 rushing yards and five touchdowns. He's averaging 161.3 yards per game. As a junior, Williams gained 385 yards and scored five touchdowns for Cal Poly.

Then: As a junior at Valley, Williams didn't even start for the Vikings. He enjoyed a comet-like senior season at Pleasant Grove, however, and in 2007 was The Bee's Offensive Player of the Year. He rushed for 2,447 yards, averaging more than 200 a game. He rushed for 27 touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 150 yards. He scored 29 total touchdowns for the 10-2 Eagles.

– Jeff Caraska

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