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#17 Danny Williams
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Boone
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AT GEORGIA STATE: Four-year letterwinner and starter at wide receiver who is the second-leading receiver in Georgia State history ... Finished his career second to Albert Wilson in receptions (121), receiving yards (1,605) and touchdown receptions (9) ... Caught at least one pass in Georgia State’s first 23 games before he was injured in the second game of 2012 ... Four 100-yard games, including the first such effort in GSU history ... Owns the GSU single-game record of 11 receptions ... Inaugural team member who signed with Georgia State as a member of the Panthers’ 2009 signing class, the first in school history ... Earned his bachelor’s degree in May 2013.

 

2013: Fourth on the team in receptions with 17 catches for 244 yards ... Had a pair of 40-yard reception, one in the season opener against Samford and another one in his final game against South Alabama ... Added a 36-yard catch against Western Kentucky ... Helped GSU recover an onside kick vs. WKU when his big hit knocked the ball loose from a WKU player.

 

2012: Finished the season with 20 catches (third on team) for 227 yards and one touchdown ... Missed the Tennessee game with an ankle injury and was hampered virtually the entire season ... Caught a 13-yard touchdown pass in the season finale vs. Maine ... Season highs of four catches for 55 yards against Villanova ... Also had four receptions against Richmond and Old Dominion.

 

2011: Second on the team with 30 receptions for 485 yards and three TD ... Set the then-GSU record with 151 yards receiving on nine catches vs. Murray State, including a 43-yard touchdown catch and a 49-yard reception ... Hauled in a career-long 56-yard touchdown pass in the season finale against Campbell. Finished with four catches for 92 yards. Also recovered two Campbell on-sides kicks in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory ... Added a 22-yard TD catch vs. St. Francis ... Named to the 2011 CFPA Wide Receiver Preseason Watch List.

 

2010: The leading receiver and Offensive MVP for Georgia State’s inaugural team ... Led the Panthers with 54 receptions for 649 yards and five TD ... Averaged 4.9 catches and 59.0 yards per game ... Caught at least one pass in every game ... Voted the team’s Outstanding Wide Receiver and Most Valuable Player on Offense by his teammates.

 

Became the Panthers’ first-ever 100-yard receiver with eight catches for 101 yards in win over Morehead State ... Bettered that with five catches for 103 yards against N.C. Central, including a 24-yard touchdown catch that put GSU ahead with 5:36 to play. Also had a 19-yard catch for a third-down conversion on the scoring drive.

 

Career-high 11 catches for 102 yards against Old Dominion, which is the GSU record for most receptions in a game ... Had five receptions for 82 yards against South Alabama, including a 47-yard scoring play that is his longest reception of the year ... Caught an eight-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of GSU’s 24-21 win at Campbell. Also had a spectacular, one-handed grab on that drive.

 

Had seven catches for 78 yards in overtime loss to fourth-ranked Jacksonville State. Set up the tying touchdown late in regulation with a 16-yard reception down to the 1-yard line ... Caught a 39-yard TD pass from running back Rosevelt Watson vs. Lambuth ... Had receptions of 15 and 13 yards in the inaugural game versus Shorter ... Had six catches for 61 yards in win over Lamar. Playing defense, he contributed a key pass breakup in the end zone on Lamar’s final play.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-state in Class 6-A, Florida’s largest classification ... All-county and all-Central Florida ... Had 35 receptions for 660 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, following 31 receptions for 560 yards and six scores as a junior ... Helped Boone High School to an 11-3 record as a senior, following a 14-1 mark in 2007, when the school’s only loss was to nationally-ranked Miami Northwestern in the state title game ... Coached by Phil Ziglar.

 

PERSONAL: Full name is Herman Daniel Williams IV ... Parents are Lisa and Danny Williams ... Born May 7, 1991.

 

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