- Not to be confused with either of the American football running backs named Ricky Williams
|Date of birth:||March 10, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Camden, South Carolina|
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|Awards:|| 2005–06 SoCon Male Athlete of the Year|
2005 SoCon Offensive Player of the Year
Richie Williams (born March 10, 1983) is a former American Canadian football quarterback, and is now a jack man for Jamie McMurray in the Monster Energy Cup Series stock car racing leagues. He was originally signed as a free agent by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after a collegiate career at Appalachian State University.
Williams became Appalachian State's starting quarterback during his junior year in 2004 in which the Mountaineers finished with a disappointing 6–5 overall record. However, on October 9, 2004, against Furman University, Williams completed 40 of 45 passes thrown for an all divisions NCAA record for single game accuracy. Additionally, he completed 28 straight passes which also established an NCAA mark.
The 2005 season saw the fortunes of the Mountaineers turn around as Williams led the team to a 12–3 record and the 2005 NCAA Division I Football Championship. It was the first NCAA national title won by a college football team from North Carolina. He was honored with the Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year Award in November 2005. Williams also received the coveted Bob Waters Award as the Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year at the conclusion of the 2005–06 athletics season.
Williams signed as a free agent with the Tiger-Cats before the start of the 2006 season, but playing time was limited during his three years with Hamilton. He saw action in 52 games and was honored as the CFL's Offensive Player of the Week in which he led the Tiger-Cats to a 45–21 rout of the Toronto Argonauts in Week 7 of the 2008 season. After being released from the Tiger-Cats, Williams signed a contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on June 8, 2009. He was released on July 29, 2009.
- ↑ Staff (2006-05-19). "Williams heads north to Canada". The Watauga Democrat. http://www.wataugademocrat.com/2006/0515web/williamsheadsnorthtocanada.php3. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Appalachian Sports Information (2007-08-06). "Moore Moment at The Rock No. 4: Williams Rewrites Record Book in Win Over Furman". GoASU. http://www.goasu.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=21500&ATCLID=1544560&SPID=12811&SPSID=104458. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- ↑ Elizabeth A. Davis (2005-12-16). "Appalachian State takes fumble and I-AA title from N. Iowa". USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/games/2005-12-16-i-aa-final_x.htm. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- ↑ Mark Mitchell (2005-12-22). "History Made In Chattanooga". The Mountain Times. http://www.mountaintimes.com/mtweekly/2005/1222/history.php3. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- ↑ "SoCon Football Coaches Announce Annual Awards". Southern Conference. 2005-11-22. http://www.soconsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=4000&ATCLID=217075&SPID=1781&SPSID=21895. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- ↑ "Southern Conference Names 2005-06 Athletes of the Year". Southern Conference. 2006-05-31. http://www.soconsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=4000&ATCLID=288722&SPID=1781&SPSID=21895. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- ↑ CBC Sports (2008-08-12). "Tiger-Cats' pair top weekly CFL awards". CBC News. http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2008/08/12/cfl-playeroftheweek.html. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- ↑ CBC Sports (2009-06-08). "Bombers sign QB Richie Williams". CBC News. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/story/2009/06/08/sp-bombers-williams.html. Retrieved 2009-06-12.