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Gary Williams

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Matt Gutridge's picture
August 3, 2014 at 11:36am

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.

Williams' 48 consecutive games with a catch is an Ohio State record.

Williams' 48 consecutive games with a catch is an Ohio State record.

Gary Williams, WR (1979-82)
Born: 1959 (Wilmington, Ohio)
High School: Wilmington

Ohio State
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.
Art Schichter and Gary Williams connected for 220 yards against Florida State in 1981.

Art Schlichter and Gary Williams connected for 220 yards against Florida State in 1981.

Honors
1982 Captain.
Four-time letter winner (1979-82).
Was selected in the 11th round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Bengals.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and fanbase.com

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