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Tavarres Williams
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Tavarres Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palatka, Fla.

High School:
Palatka HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
04/30/1986

Experience:
1 vl

Had a strong spring and enters the season in a battle for one of the starting wide receiver positions ... Looks to step up and make a bigger contribution this season ... Enjoyed a strong freshman campaign and was one of only three true freshmen to play in 2004 ... Improved over the course of the season and now understands that more will be expected of him ... Had a very strong spring, finishing the Black and Gold Spring Game with four catches for 44 yards ... Did not play in the team's first four games in 2004, but played in the final eight, due to an injured receiving corps ... Finishing as the team's fifth leading receiver ... Scored his first career touchdown against East Carolina (10/23) ... Runs excellent routes, has great hands and is quick ... The coaching staff calls him the team's most natural receiver ... 2004 (Fr.): Played in eight games ... Saw action in over 160 plays, including a season-best 42 plays against East Carolina ... Finished the season with 11 catches for 210 yards, an average of 19.3 yards per catch and scored two touchdowns ... Had catches of 10 yards or more eight times ... Made his career debut against Alabama (10/16) ... Posted his first catches against East Carolina, finishing with two receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown ... Had a season-highs of four catches and 71 receiving yards against Cincinnati (11/6) .. Caught two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown against UAB (11/27) ... Recorded his career long catch against North Texas (12/14), on a 47-yard reception ... Also had a 39 yard catch against Cincinnati (11/6) ... Prep: Three-year starter for Coach Jim McCool at Palatka HS ... Finished senior season with a combined 400 yards rushing and receiving ... Caught four touchdowns, despite missing time due to a left ankle injury ... Finished career with over 1,200 yards combined rushing and receiving ... Led the Palatka to a 9-2 record, including a district championship and a playoff appearance ...Two-time All-Putnam County selection and was named to the All-District 6-3A team ... Played in the Florida North-South Shrine All-Star game ... Also played basketball, averaging 26 points a game as a senior ... Led Palatka HS to a runner-up finish in District 7-4A and an appearance in the state playoffs ... As a junior, he was named Class 4A All-State honorable mention in basketball by the Florida Sportswriters Association ... Personal: Son of Troy and Audrey Frances Smith ... Enrolled in general studies ... Born April 30, 1986.

2004 Game-by-Game Receiving Statistics (Catches-Yds.-TDs-Long): East Carolina 2-32-1-23; Memphis 1-12-0-12; UAB 2-31-1-17; Cal 1-19-0-19; North Texas 1-47-0-47

Williams' Receiving Statistics

YearCatchesYardsAvg.TDLong
20041121019.3247

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