FairfaxBuckeye named Gary Williams as one of his favorite obscure Buckeyes from the past in Habu71's post Favorites From the Past.
BroJim asked me to do a feature on Williams. Below is what I could find.
Gary Williams, WR (1979-82)
Born: 1959 (Wilmington, Ohio)
High School: Wilmington
The Buckeyes were 38-10 with Williams on the team.
1979 Big Ten Title.
1981 Big Ten Title.
1981 Defeated Navy 31-28 in the Liberty Bowl.
1982 Defeated BYU 47-17 in the Holiday Bowl.
Went 3-1 against That Team.
- Led the Buckeyes in receiving yards in 1981 (941) and 1982 (690).
- Led the Buckeyes in receptions in 1981 (50) and 1982 (40).
- Ranks third all-time in receiving yards for a career with 2,792. Michael Jenkins is first (2,898) and David Boston is second (2,855).
- Ranks fourth all-time in receptions with 154. David Boston (191), Cris Carter (168) and Michael Jenkins (165) are ahead of him.
- His 220 receiving yards against Florida State in 1981 is third highest total for receiving yards in a game.
- Averaged 18.1 yards per reception during his career.
- Caught 16 touchdowns during his Ohio State career.
Four-time letter winner (1979-82).
Was selected in the 11th round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Bengals.