January 30, 2002
Bloomington, Ind. - All-American running back Levron Williams (Evansville, Ind./Bosse) will join top senior talent in the 56th Annual Hula Bowl on Saturday, February 2. The Hula Bowl will take place in Maui, Hawaii, with ESPN's coverage of the game beginning at 6:00 pm EST.
Williams will play for the Kai (North) team coached by Oregon State's Dennis Erickson and Colorado State's Sonny Lubick. Williams will wear the No. 5 jersey for his Kai squad.
Williams was one of only two Big Ten players to be recognized as a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection, joining defensive tackle Wendell Bryant of Wisconsin. Both players were unanimous picks by the media. In 11 games, Williams carried 212 times for 1,401 yards (6.6 ypc average) and 17 touchdowns. He also led the team in receptions with 26 for 289 yards and 2 scores and is currently leading the country in all-purpose yardage with 200.1 yards per game.
Williams finished his career with 452 carries for 3,095 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also caught 94 passes for 1,088 yards and 7 scores. In doing so, he became one of only a handful of players in NCAA Division I-A history to record 3,000 career passing yards and 1,000 career receiving yards.
Williams and teammate Antwaan Randle El became only the third rushing tandem in major college football history to both record 3,000 career rushing yards on the same team at the same time.