ASU: Exciting and explosivewide receiverover his four-year career at ASU...was an extraordinary all-purpose weapon and a potentially thrilling special teams return threat for the Sun Devils...played in41 games, making 15 starts, in his career...set career highs for receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns as a senior...totaled109 receptions for1,626yards (14.9 avg.) and 18 touchdowns,74 punt returns for768 yards (10.4 avg.) and 31 kickoff returns for 709 yards (22.9 avg.) in his career...one of the most dynamic high school athletes in the country as a senior at Scottsdale's Chaparral High School, earning Arizona State Player of the Year Honors by The Arizona Republic.
2009: Played in 11 games, making nine starts at wide receiver...led the Sun Devils with 57 receptions for 815 yards (14.3 avg.) and eight touchdowns...his reception and receiving yards totals for 2009 were both more than he had over his first three years combined...had multiple receptions in all 11 games he played in during the season, and he had four games with more than 100 yards receiving...also served as the team's primary punt return man, returning 23 punts for 229 yards (10.0 avg.) on the year...earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors as a punt returner, the third straight season he received all-conference honors as a return man...was ASU's leading receiver in each of the first two games, recording five receptions for 50 yards in season-opening win over Idaho State on Sept. 5 and eight catches for 129 yards (16.1 avg.) in victory over ULM on Sept. 19...caught three passes for 45 yards (15.0 avg.) at No. 21 Georgia on Sept. 26...had two catches for 18 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter against Oregon State on Oct. 3...led the Sun Devils with a career-high 13 receptions for 126 yards (9.7 avg.) and a touchdown in win at Washington State on Oct. 10...had three catches for 29 yards in win over Washington on Oct. 17...posted three receptions for 91 yards (30.3 avg.), including a career-long 80-yard reception for a touchdown in the second quarter against California on Oct. 31...caught three passes for 47 yards (15.7 avg.) against No. 12 USC on Nov. 7...had two receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown at No. 14 Oregon on Nov. 14...finished his senior season with a bang, totaling 15 receptions for 258 yards and four touchdowns in the final two games of the year...had six catches for 128 yards (21.3 avg.) and two touchdowns, a 35-yarder and a 70-yarder, at UCLA on Nov. 21...collected nine receptions for 130 yards (14.4 avg.) and two fourth-quarter touchdowns against Arizona on Nov. 28.
2008: Played in 11 games, making two starts at wide receiver...was fourth on the team with 364 receiving yards on 19 catches, giving him a team-high 19.2 yards per catch average...also tied for the team lead with four receiving touchdowns...all four touchdowns were receptions of 20 yards or more...caught a pass in eight of the team's 12 games on the season...served as the team's primary kickoff return man, collecting 630 yards on 27 returns (23.3 avg.)...led the Pac-10 by averaging 17.0 yards per punt return on the season, as he had 238 yards on 14 returns while splitting the punt return duties with senior Nate Kimbrough...was an Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection as a return man...had a 34-yard reception and a 31-yard punt return in season-opening victory over Northern Arizona on Aug. 30...posted a season-high five catches for 44 yards (8.8 avg.) in win over Stanford on Sept. 6...had a season-best 115 receiving yards on three receptions (38.3 avg.) and a 49-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter against UNLV on Sept. 13...finished with 116 yards on four kickoff returns and had one reception against No. 3 Georgia on Sept. 20...caught two passes for 39 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and had three punt returns for 57 yards (19.0 avg.) at California on Oct. 4...had two catches and a 38-yard punt return at No. 8 USC on Oct. 11...posted his first career multiple-touchdown game in win over Washington State on Nov. 15, with touchdown catches of 21 and 51 yards both coming in the third quarter of that win...had the team's longest punt return of the season, a 64-yarder in the third quarter that led to a field goal in victory over UCLA on Nov. 28...led the team with three catches for 40 yards (13.3 avg.) and 129 yards on five kickoff returns in season finale at Arizona on Dec. 6.
2007: Played in 13 games, starting three...second on the team with six touchdown catches...finished the season with 29 catches for 360 yards (12.4 avg.)...second only to teammate Michael Jones in reception-to-touchdown ratio among Pac-10 players with at least 25 receptions...served as ASU's primary punt return man, returning 23 punts for 224 yards on the season...named to the All-Pac-10 First Team as a punt returner...made acrobatic 22-yard touchdown reception just before halftime to give ASU its first lead in team's victory over Colorado on Sept. 8...helped get Sun Devils off to great start in victory over San Diego State on Sept. 15 with his season-best 48-yard punt return and 19-yard touchdown catch all coming in the first three minutes of the game...had six catches for his season-high 71 yards and a touchdown in win over Washington State on Oct. 6...caught four balls for 30 yards and a touchdown in victory over Washington on Oct. 13...had his third consecutive game with a touchdown catch in win over California on Oct. 27...scored team's first points of the game with a nine-yard touchdown reception against UCLA on Nov. 10.
2006: Appeared in the six games as a true freshman, starting one, in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl against Hawai'i...was initially scheduled to redshirt the season, but his impressive play during practices elevated him to the active roster...caught four passes for 87 yards (21.8 avg.) on the season...returned 14 punts for 77 yards (5.5 avg.) and four kickoffs 79 yards (19.8 avg.)...made his Sun Devil debut at Washington on Oct. 28 as a wide receiver and on punt and kickoff returns...had a two-yard catch against the Huskies, his first career reception...caught a 15-yard pass against Washington State on Nov. 11 and totaled 90 all-purpose yards against the Cougars...had two receptions for 70 yards against UCLA on Nov. 18, including a 55-yard catch, the second-longest reception on the year by a Sun Devil...added 24 punt return yards to total a season-high 94 all-purpose yards...had a 13-yard punt return at Arizona on Nov. 25 and a 12-yard punt return in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl against Hawai'i on Dec. 24.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2006 graduate of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz...listed as the No. 9 player in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep...rated as the No. 52 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com...named The Arizona Republic Big School state Player of the Year in 2005...the fifth in a succession of state Players of the Year to attend ASU (Mike Nixon, Kyle Caldwell, Zach Miller, Chris McGaha and now Kyle Williams)...rated as the No. 98 running back in the nation by Scout.com...a first-team All-American as a multi-purpose player by EA Sports...listed as the No. 8 player in the state of Arizona by Rivals.com...also named as the kick returner on the All-Arizona Team by The Arizona Republic...also made the Class 4-A All-State First-team by The Arizona Republic...an AZFCA 2005 first-team 4A All-State selection...was the Barry Sollenberger High School Player of the Year...selected as the Player of the Year by The Scottsdale Republic...named the Northeast Valley Tribune Player of the Year...named the Scottsdale Quarterback Club's Player of the Week once...returned nine kickoffs for 364 yards and two touchdowns...returned 15 punts for 316 yards and three touchdowns...rushed for 1,160 yards on 108 carries...caught 30 passes for 625 yards and six touchdowns...had 2,294 all-purpose yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior...led his team to an 11-2 record and a league title in 2005...father, Ken, is the General Manager of the Chicago White Sox...was drafted in the 47th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the White Sox in June, 2006...coached by Ron Estabrook...born in San Jose, California...lettered in football and baseball at Plainfield High School...named all-region honorable mention in baseball as a sophomore...moved to Scottsdale in the summer of 2004...missed eight games of his junior season with an elbow injury...won the state baseball championship and earned region honorable mention as a junior at Chaparral High.
Williams' Career Statistics