3. Andre Williams
Boston College running back
Normally the numbers examined for Boston.com’s Stats Driven are contained to professional sports, but based on his incredible 2013, the NCAA’s leading rusher will soon be among those playing on Sundays and deserves recognition for the greatest college football season anyone in this area has seen since Doug Flutie won the Heisman Trophy.
Williams placed fourth in Heisman voting, yet became just one of three players this millenium to rush for at least 2,000 yards and average at least six yards per carry. His 2,102 rushing yards not only led the FBS in 2013, he placed second in total yards from scrimmage behind Western Kentucky’s Antonio Andrews despite not catching a pass all season.