Terrance Williams: Best wide receiver in Baylor football history?
Tomorrow is your last chance to see Baylor football’s senior class in action at Floyd Casey Stadium. That means it’s the last home game for young men such as Chance Casey, Nick Florence, Mike Hicks, Cameron Kaufhold, Gary Mason Jr., Jarred Salubi, Lanear Sampson, Ivory Wade and Terrance Williams.
In the case of Williams, it’s also your last chance to see perhaps the best wide receiver in Baylor history play in Waco. It might seem blasphemous to consider giving that title to anyone besides Kendall Wright — particularly so soon after his departure for the NFL — but take a look at the recordbooks, where Williams has already begun surpassing Wright before the ink is even dry.
Early this year, he broke his predecessor’s records for single-game receptions and receiving yards. With two games still to go, Williams has already passed Wright’s single-season receiving yards record; in fact, Williams leads the nation in receiving yards and receiving yards per game, and he is on pace to become only the second 2,000-yard receiver in NCAA history.
Last weekend, he moved into first place in career all-purpose yards at Baylor, breaking another Wright record. By Monday, he will likely have surpassed Wright’s single-season all-purpose yard record. And he has a good shot at three more of Wright’s records (single-season receptions and touchdowns as well as career receiving touchdowns).
Williams is one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation’s top receiver (Wright was “only” a semifinalist), and he’s already been named to the 2012 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Team, the first Bear to be so honored since Daniel Sepulveda in 2006.
Don’t miss your last chance to see him (and the rest of the senior class that has brought Baylor a program-record third straight bowl appearance) in Waco; get your tickets for Saturday’s game now.
Sic ’em, Baylor seniors!