20. Andre Williams is best running back in college football
Heisman Fever gripped Hub for a few days when Andre Williams, the highly decorated and skilled Boston College running back, was being mentioned as a possible candidate for college football’s highest honor. But once it was announced that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would not be prosecuted in a sexual assault case, the buzz cooled in Chestnut Hill as it was then a foregone conclusion that Winston would walk away with the venerable trophy. But it was a spectacular season – 2,000 yards – for the senior back, who became BC’s 12 different consensus All-American and the Eagles all-time leading rusher.
“God has just shown me a lot of favor, shown BC a lot of favor, and I’m glad that I could represent BC well and go out on a high note,” Williams said after receiving the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s best running back in December.