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Karlos Williams | Running Back

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/4/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225

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Although impressed with FSU senior Karlos Williams' ability catching the ball out of the backfield, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Williams "wasn't overly impressive leading the Noles' ground attack against Oklahoma State."
"Although impressed with his ability catching the ball out of the backfield, Florida State RB Karlos Williams (6-1 | 219 | 4.42) wasn't overly impressive leading the Noles' ground attack against Oklahoma State," Brugler wrote. The FSU prospect "appeared comfortable on the outside where he could be an athlete and create" but did not show "game-breaking ability between the hashes," according to Brugler. On the day of the game, Williams was told that his grandmother passed away, but still managed to play with a heavy heart, rushing for 23 times for 66 yards and 5 receptions for 36 yards against Oklahoma State. Sep 3 - 3:25 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler spoke with one NFL scout who thinks FSU senior Karlos Williams might be the top RB the school has produced since Warrick Dunn.

Since Dunn, the Noles have produced Devonta Freeman, Chris Thompson, Lorenzo Booker, Leon Washington, Greg Jones, Travis Minor and Lamar Glenn as backfield draft picks. We think Williams is extremely talented, as he couples power with straight-line speed. It will be interesting to see him take on pass protection opportunities.
Aug 28 - 3:58 PM

NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks believes NFL Scouts looking for "an Adrian Peterson-like runner on the collegiate level" in terms of "combination of production and talent," should be interested in Florida State senior RB Karlos Williams.

"With Williams tallying more than 700 rushing yards on just 91 attempts, the combination of production and talent could make him a top choice of NFL scouts searching for an Adrian Peterson-like runner on the collegiate level," Brooks wrote. The 6-1, 223 pound Williams only rushed for 731 yards, but averaged a whopping 8 yards whenever he touched the ball. With RB Devonta Freeman off to the NFL, look for Williams to welcome more of the load to his plate. The Seminoles prospect received at least 10 carries in just three games in 2013, but look for Williams numbers to take a huge jump this season.
Jul 28 - 4:27 PM

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens sees in Florida State senior RB Karlos Williams a "versatile and extremely athletic running back" with the potential to be "elite" in the NFL.

The 6-foot-1, 223-pounder had 731 rushing yards on 91 carries and 11 touchdowns during his junior year while sharing the backfield with James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman. Now, it's Williams' time to break out. "Williams possesses speed, cutback ability and power, and demonstrated improved vision over the course of his lone season at tailback," Stephens wrote. "Has the talent to be an elite running back at the next level if he can continue to improve."
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 11 - 8:48 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Nebraska senior RB Karlos Williams as his No.2 senior RB.

"Teammate Devonta Freeman was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, but nobody on the Florida State roster was as impressive on a per-carry basis as Williams last year -- he piled up 8.0 yards per carry and at over 220 pounds, is a great blend of speed and power. The former defensive back could push to be the top back in the 2015 draft," Kiper wrote. The 6-1, 223-pounder had 731 rushing yards on 91 carries and 11 touchdowns in his junior year. The FSU prospect averaged a touchdown every 8.2 times he touched the rock, averaging 8 yards per run. If Williams can get as many carries as Devonta Freeman did last season (173), Williams could rack up 1,387 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. Williams is a perfect blend of speed and power, and with his workhorse type of ability, he should have a monster season for the Seminoles.
Jun 10 - 5:58 PM

Florida State senior RB Karlos Williams could become "a top choice of NFL scouts searching for an Adrian Peterson-like runner on the collegiate level," according to's Bucky Brooks.

Williams spent two-plus seasons on defense before converting to backfield duties. "The 6-1, 223-pounder is a natural runner with exceptional vision, balance and body control," wrote Brooks. "He is nimble in the open field, yet displays the strength and power to act as a sledgehammer on runs between the tackles." Williams received only 91 attempts last year in FSU's crowded backfield, but he tallied more than 700 yards with them. James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman aren't around to steal his touches anymore, and Williams may very well prove to be the superior player of the three.
May 22 - 9:47 PM

Florida State junior RB Karlos Williams is listed as probable for Saturday's game against Maryland.

He is dealing with a shoulder injury. Williams has seen action in the last three games, but mostly in mop up duty. Head coach Jimbo Fisher mentioned he wants to get Williams more involved in the early parts of games, but the Noles have a crowded backfield.
Source: USA Today
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 11:41:00 AM

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher wants to give former S turned RB Karlos Williams more touches early in games.

"He'll start getting some playing time early," Fisher said. "Just maturity, what to do and knowledge of things, I thought he had a really nice ball game." The junior has carried the rock 17 times for 193 yards and three touchdowns, but a lot of those touches were in garbage time. He could join the top rotation with James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 12:45:00 PM

Florida State junior DB Karlos Williams has been moved to RB.

We can't tell if this is a permanent change or just due to injuries at the position, but Williams apparently welcomed the challenge. Junior RB James Wilder left last Monday's contest against Pitt with a shoulder injury and could be limited in this weekend's game against Miami. Fellow junior Devonta Freeman could see the most touches.
Source: War Chant
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 10:15:00 AM