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    Paul Williams
    Paul Williams

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Avenal, Calif.

    High School:
    Avenal

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 210

    Position:
    WR

    Fresno State: Has the talent and ability to become one of the greatest receivers to ever don a Bulldog uniform ... emerged as one of the premier athletes in the WAC, showing his big play abilities to the nation ... enters his senior season as one of the top receivers in the nation ...Williams' talents have been described as "freakish" by head coach Pat Hill ... has been a strong performer on special teams in his career ... owns exceptional speed and strength to go with his large frame ... the type of receiver who can go up and get "jump ball"-type passes deep in the ctorners of the end zone. (2005) First-team All-WAC performer after leading the club with a 17.0 yards per catch average and seven touchdowns in his first season as a starter ... had 43 receptions for a team-high 729 yards, including a 98-yard reception against Boise State ... blocked a punt against Idaho ... had three games with more than 100 receiving yards ... set a career-high with 149 yards on six receptions vs. Boise State ... had 122 yards on five receptions against Oregon ... scored five of his seven touchdowns in the last six games ... led the WAC in reception average (17.0). (2004) Played in every game and had five receptions for 70 yards with a long of 43 ... his longest reception of the season came at Washington and set-up a Bulldog touchdown ... it was a bittersweet game for Williams, whose brother Curtis - who suffered a broken neck against Stanford in 2000 - played for the Huskies and had his jersey retired at the school prior to that game ... scored his first career touchdown on a 43-yard run on a double reverse against San Jose State in the last game of the regular season. (2003) Saw time in seven games ... recorded three receptions for 20 yards, the longest of which was 15 yards. (2002) Redshirted.

    High School: An excellent athlete who continues a great family tradition at Fresno State ... selected first-team Fresno Bee All-Star as a defensive back ... scored 18 touchdowns last season had 953 receiving yards ... had 13 interceptions as a defensive back ... had three kick returns for touchdowns ... selected league defensive player of the year ... was selected first-team all-league as a sophomore and junior ... an all-league selection in basketball as a junior ... excelled as a sprinter, reaching the Valley finals in 100 and 200 meters.

    Personal: Born Dec. 2, 1983 ... parents' names are Viola and Donnie Williams ... has four brothers, J.D., David, Robert and William, and two sisters, Donna and Pat ... brother J.D. was a standout for the Bulldogs from 1986-89 and the team's secondary coach during the 2000 and '01 seasons ... brother Curtis played football at Washington ... chose to attend Fresno State because of its proximity to family and friends.

    Career Statistics:
    Year	GP-S	Rec.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Long
    2003	7-0	3	20	6.7	0	15
    2004	12-0	7	70	10.0	0	43
    2005	13-13	43	729	17.0	7	98
    Totals	32-13	53	819	15.4	7	98
    

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