BATON ROUGE – Josh Williams has been named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list.
The LSU senior running back has worked his way from former walk-on during the Tigers’ national title season in 2019, to one of the team’s feature running backs.
During the 2022 season, Williams started six games and led all LSU running backs with 532 rushing yards. Williams also scored six touchdowns, including LSU’s only TD in a 13-10 road victory over Arkansas where he rushed for a career high 118 yards.
Williams also claimed the Percy E. Roberts Offensive Player of the Year Award for LSU following the 2022 season, and graduated in May with a 3.4 grade point average in marketing. He is currently pursuing a master’s of business administration.
A three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Williams is also involved in several community service activities and is one of 11 LSU players who traveled to Senegal in May for a study abroad program.
The Wuerffel Trophy is college football’s premier award for community service and is named after Danny Wuerffel, the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback in 1996 who parlayed his success on the football field into a lifetime of service.
Former LSU center Rudy Niswanger was the first recipient of the Wuerffel Trophy back in 2005.