5’9” 184 lbs.
Hiram High School, Hiram, GA
Last Season: Rushed 118 times for 486 and 3 Touchdowns
Williams has gone from former walk-on to the #1 RB on the depth chart for UK, and he was the Cats' primary offensive weapon late last season after injuries took out the Cats' top runners, and quarterbacks. After getting only 17 carries through the first 6 games of last year, Williams became the lead back and averaged 17 carries per game during the last 6 games in which the Cats went 3-3, including his 21 carries for 68 yards and the game-winning TD against Tennessee. Williams will enter the fall as the #1 back, and is expected to carry the load for the UK offense this year.
#4 Raymond Sanders
Last Season: 40 carries for 150 yards
The junior runningback can be best described as the teams' scat-back. Sanders is lightening quick and is a home-run threat when he gets in space, something that was hard for him to do last year behind an inept offensive line and multiple injuries he sustained, included a knee injury that cost him 6 games last year. He'll likely open the season as the #2 back, but if he can't rekindle his freshman season form, he'll quickly get passed over in favor of other talented backs on the roster.
#21 Josh Clemons
It looked as though Clemons was destined to be the back to carry the Wildcats for the next 3-4 years after he took ahold of the #1 RB spot after just two games into his true freshman season. In his first 5 games, Clemons had 61 carries for 269 yards and a 4.5 ypc average. However, a torn meniscus would end his season and he is currently still rehabbing the injury and is only practicing every other day. He'll likely open the season as the #2 back until he can get back to full strength and practicing everyday.