LSU Gold
Running Back
Redshirt Freshman
Houston, Texas
High School
The Kinkaid School

LSU Graduate (Marketing) – December, 2022
2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Former walk-on to the team that has since earned a scholarship and become one of the top running backs on the LSU roster … Enters fifth year with the Tigers in 2023 … Has worked his way up from the scout team when he first arrived on campus to being one of the leading rushers for the Tigers … Joined the team as a walk-on in 2019 and was awarded a scholarship after preseason camp in 2020 …Turned down offers to some smaller Division I schools to attend LSU, a team that he was a huge fan of growing up … Has proven to be a dependable back, both running the ball or in pass protection … Equally as accomplished in the classroom, earning SEC Academic Honor Roll honors three times … Graduated in December of 2022 with a marketing degree and with a 3.4 grade point average …. Pursuing an MBA …
Has appeared in 34 games during his career, starting 6 times – all in 2022 … 767 career rushing yards with 6 TDs … Part of a group of LSU players who participated in the school’s Study Abroad program in May of 2023, spending 10 days in Senegal … Delivered the keynote speech at LSU’s annual “Tribute”, a graduation exercise for student-athletes held the night before graduation, in December of 2022 … Recipient of the 2022 Percy E. Roberts Offensive Player of the Year Award for LSU.

LSU’s starting running back … Led all LSU running backs in rushing yards with 532 to go along with 6 TDs … Rushed for career-best 118 yards and a TD on 18 carries in win over Arkansas … Had first 100-yard game of career in win over Florida with 106 yards on 14 carries … Received game ball in locker room following win over Florida … Rushed for 76 yards and a TD in helping LSU to a 45-20 win over then-No. 7 and undefeated Ole Miss … Followed that with 54 yards and a TD in win over No. 6 Alabama … His 2-yard TD run vs. Alabama came late in third quarter and put the Tigers up 14-9 … Other rushing TDs came against Southern, Mississippi State and Tennessee … Ranked among team leaders in receiving with 21 receptions for 132 yards … Named game team captain three times.

Played all 13 games, seeing action at running back and on special teams … Rushed 23 times for 107 yards … Caught 5 passes for 11 yards … Had best game of season against Kansas State in the Texas Bowl, rushing for 32 yards on 7 carries … Had a long run of 11 yards vs. Kansas State … Had 24-yard run on third-and-4 late in the fourth quarter against Florida that setup LSU’s game-winning touchdown … Carried 4 times for 16 yards in win over McNeese.

Played in all 10 games, seeing action at running back and kickoff returns … Rushed for 88 yards on 22 carries … Led LSU in rushing in the season-finale victory over Ole Miss with 55 yards on 12 carries … Had 30 yards on eight carries in win over Vanderbilt … Returned two kickoffs for 37 yards, including a long of 28 yards, against Ole Miss.

Member of the scout team during LSU’s national championship season … Did not see any game action.

Josh Williams’ Career Highs
Rushing attempts: 18 at Arkansas, 2022
Rushing yards: 118 at Arkansas, 2022
Rushing TDs: 1, 6x (Last: at Arkansas, 2022)
Long rush: 50 vs. at Florida, 2022

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