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Strong, elusive runner who has ability to break away any time he touches the ball… Displays great vision, body control and a determined running style… A mentally and physically tough running back who relishes workhorse role… Named 2005 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, along with NFL Rookie of the Year by the PFWA in 2005... Named 2005 Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press… Set an NFL-rookie record with 434 rushing yards over his first three NFL games… Following his record-breaking performance over the first three weeks of the 2005 season, had his shoes and gloves displayed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame… Became the first running back in NFL history to debut with three consecutive 100-yard performances… Also became the first running back since RB Edgerrin James in 1999 to record back-to-back 100-yard performances in his first two NFL games… His 148 rushing yards in NFL debut at Minnesota (9/11/05) was the fifth-best rushing performance by a rookie running back in his first game in NFL history… Has demonstrated ability to generate the big-play with 58 runs of 10 or more yards, including a game-sealing 71-yard touchdown run in his first career NFL game – at Minnesota (9/11/05)… Highly-productive back who established a new team record with six 100-yard rushing performances in only his first NFL season, including three of the top 10 single-game rushing performances in team history… Has played in 54 career games with 48 starts… Also started one playoff game… Owns nine career 100-yard rushing games and Tampa Bay is 8-1 when he rushes for 100 or more yards in a game… Tampa Bay is 11-0 when he has 22 or more carries in a game… Set a Buccaneers rookie record by rushing for 1,178 yards in 2005, becoming only the sixth player (ninth time overall) in team history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a single season… Ranks fifth in team history with 3,240 career rushing yards… Career rushing totals include 843 rushing attempts for 3,240 yards and 18 touchdowns… Also has caught 88 career passes for 554 yards and three touchdowns… Activated from the Physically Unable to Perform List on November 12, 2008… Entered the league as a first-round pick (fifth overall) by Tampa Bay in the 2005 NFL Draft.
2009: Selected as Tampa Bay’s team recipient of the Ed Block Courage award… Ranked 11th in the NFC with 823 rushing yards in 2009… Led 2009 team in rushing yards (823) and rushing touchdowns (4)… Ranked fourth on squad with 28 receptions… Played in all 16 games for first time in career with 15 starts (all but vs. N.Y. Giants)… Started against Dallas (9/13) and rushed for a game-high 97 yards on 13 carries, including a one-yard touchdown run… Set career-highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (56) in start at Buffalo… Seven catches tied for the team lead… Added his first career receiving touchdown on an eight-yard reception in the second quarter and also had nine yards rushing… Had two carries for eight yards and one reception for three yards against N.Y. Giants (9/27)… Started at Washington (10/4) and led team with 77 yards rushing on 16 carries… Added four catches, tied for tops on the team, for 22 yards… Started at Philadelphia (10/11) and carried the ball 10 times for eight yards, and added three catches for eight yards… Led team with 77 yards rushing on 16 carries against Carolina (10/18)… Gave Tampa Bay a 7-0 lead with a 20-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, moving into a tie for sixth place in team history with his 16th career rushing score… Started against New England (10/25) and rushed for 34 yards on 12 attempts, and grabbed two catches for 28 yards… Led team with 56 yards rushing on 16 carries against Green Bay (11/8)… Had team-high 52 yards rushing on 14 carries, including a one-yard touchdown run, at Miami (11/15)… Led team with 32 yards rushing on 11 carries against New Orleans (11/22)… Added one reception for four yards… Rushed for 30 yards on 10 carries and added one catch for eight-yard touchdown at Atlanta (11/29)… Had team-high 92 yards rushing on 17 attempts at Carolina (12/6) and added two catches for 14 yards… Posted 11 carries for 14 yards against N.Y. Jets (12/13)… Started at Seattle (12/20) and rushed for 66 yards on 12 carries… Added a 22-yard touchdown reception… Posted first 100-yard rushing game since 2006 and ninth of his career with game-high 129 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown in win at New Orleans (12/27)… Added three catches for 19 yards… Started against Atlanta (1/3) and rushed for 42 yards on 20 carries… Added three catches for 33 yards.
2008: Played in six games (at Detroit, vs. New Orleans, at Carolina, at Atlanta, vs. San Diego and vs. Oakland) with one start (vs. Oakland)… Had 63 carries for 233 yards and tied for the team-high with four rushing touchdowns… Also had seven receptions for 43 yards… Declared inactive vs. Minnesota (11/16)… Saw reserve action at Detroit (11/23) and had 16 carries for 27 yards… Scored his first touchdown since September 23, 2007, on a eight-yard touchdown run vs. New Orleans (11/30)… Finished the game with four carries for 20 yards and one touchdown… Saw reserve action at Carolina (12/8) and rushed for 22 yards on nine carries and one touchdown… Also had one reception for six yards… Saw reserve action at Atlanta (12/14) and had 14 carries for a team-high 59 yards and one reception… Saw reserve action vs. San Diego (12/21) and rushed for 27 yards on eight carries… Started at running back vs. Oakland (12/28) and had 12 carries for 78 yards and two touchdowns… It was his first multi-touchdown game since 9/16/07 vs. New Orleans… Also tied a career-high with a team-high five receptions for a career-high 37 yards, including a career-long 25-yard reception, before leaving the game with a knee injury.
2007: Started first four games of the season (at Seattle, vs. New Orleans, vs. St. Louis and at Carolina)… Rushed for 208 yards on 54 carries and scored three touchdowns and had three receptions for 17 yards… Placed on injured reserve on October 3 after suffering knee injury at Carolina (9/30)… Carried the ball 12 times for 60 yards at Seattle (9/9), surpassing 2,000 career rushing yards… Also caught two passes for 14 yards before leaving game with rib injury… Rushed 24 times for 61 yards and two touchdowns against New Orleans (9/16)… Carried the ball 12 times for 46 yards and one touchdown against St. Louis (9/23)… Also caught one pass for three yards… Carried the ball six times for 41 yards at Carolina (9/30) before leaving the game late in the first quarter with a knee injury… Placed on injured reserve on October 3.
2006: Played in and started 14 games (all but at Cleveland and vs. Seattle)… Led team with 798 rushing yards on 225 carries and one touchdown… Also totaled career-high 30 receptions, sixth-best on squad, for 196 yards… Carried the ball eight times for 22 yards against Baltimore (9/10)… Tied for game-high with five receptions for 25 yards… Carried the ball 15 times for 37 yards at Atlanta (9/17)… Rushed 19 times for 48 yards and one touchdown (four-yard run) against Carolina (9/24)… Also caught two passes for 16 yards… Carried 20 times for 111 yards at New Orleans (10/8) for seventh career 100-yard game… Added three catches for 14 yards… Carried the ball 19 times for 94 yards against Cincinnati (10/15)… Also caught three passes for 10 yards… Carried the ball 23 times for 82 yards against Philadelphia (10/22)… Also caught two passes for 11 yards… Carried the ball eight times for 20 yards at N.Y. Giants (10/29)… Also caught five passes for 34 yards… Carried 12 times for 39 yards vs. New Orleans (11/5)… Also caught one pass for five yards… Carried the ball 15 times for 44 yards at Carolina (11/13)… Carried the ball 27 times for 122 yards vs. Washington (11/19)… Also caught two passes for 34 yards… Carried 17 times for 78 yards at Dallas (11/23)… Carried 11 times for 27 yards and caught four passes for 30 yards at Pittsburgh (12/3)… Carried the ball 20 times for 48 yards against Atlanta (12/10)… Also caught one pass for five yards… Carried the ball 11 times for 26 yards at Chicago (12/17)… Also caught two passes for 12 yards… Declared inactive at Cleveland (12/24) and against Seattle (12/31) with foot injury.
2005: Played in 14 games with 14 starts (all but at N.Y. Jets and vs. Miami) at running back… Started playoff game… Named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, along with NFL Rookie of the Year by the PFWA... Named Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press… Rushed a team-best 290 times for a team-high 1,178 yards (4.1 avg.) and six touchdowns, tied for tops on the squad… Also caught 20 passes for 81 yards… Ranked sixth in the NFC with a Buccaneer single-season rookie record 1,178 rushing yards… Became only the sixth player (ninth time overall) in team history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a single season, including only the second rookie (also RB Errict Rhett in 1994)… Led team in both carries (290) and rushing yards (1,178)… Six rushing touchdowns ranked tied for ninth in the NFC… Rushed for 100 or more yards in a single-season team record six games and Tampa Bay was 6-0 in those games… Rushed 79 times for 449 yards in the fourth quarter and overtime (5.9 avg.) with four touchdowns… Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Week award in each of the season’s first three weeks… Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September and December… Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Week at Minnesota (9/11) in his first NFL game… Carried 27 times for 148 rushing yards and one touchdown against the Vikings… Broke free for a 71-yard touchdown run that sealed the game late in the fourth quarter… 148 rushing yards ranked fifth-best all-time among rookies in their first NFL game… Ranked second on Opening Day in rushing yards with 148, behind Pittsburgh RB Willie Parker’s 161 yards… His 71-yard touchdown was also the third-longest running play by a rookie in team history and fifth-longest overall in team history… Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Week vs. Buffalo (9/18) after rushing 24 times for 128 rushing yards and one touchdown… Barreled into the end zone from three yards out to give the Buccaneers a 16-3 lead in the third quarter… Totaled 276 rushing yards over his first two games, the fifth-best debut over two games in NFL history… Became the first running back since RB Edgerrin James in 1999 to record back-to-back 100-yard performances in his first two NFL games (James totaled 230 yards in his first two games)… Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Week at Green Bay (9/25) after rushing 37 times for 158 yards… Became the first running back to debut with three consecutive 100-yard performances… Total of 434 yards over his first three NFL games established a new NFL rookie record… Also caught his first career pass… Tied for the most rushing attempts in a single game on the season in the NFL with 37 carries - also RB Fred Taylor in an overtime contest at N.Y. Jets (9/25)… Running performance at the end of the game allowed the Buccaneers to run out the final 5:03 of the game… Rushed 14 times for 79 yards in the fourth quarter… Started vs. Detroit (10/2) but left the game because of injury… Finished the game with 11 carries for 13 yards and two receptions for six yards… Declared inactive at the N.Y. Jets (10/9) and vs. Miami (10/16) because of injury… Rushed 13 times for 20 yards at San Francisco (10/30)… Also caught one pass for five yards… Carried 11 times for 29 yards vs. Carolina (11/6)… Also caught three passes for 25 yards… Carried 10 times for 20 yards vs. Washington (11/13)… Rushed 19 times for 116 yards and one touchdown at Atlanta (11/20)… Rushed for a nine-yard touchdown that tied the game at 27-27… Tied for the team lead with three receptions for 13 yards… Carried 20 times for 84 yards vs. Chicago (11/27)… Also caught two passes for seven yards… Rushed 22 times for 96 yards at New Orleans (12/4) … Also caught two passes for seven yards… Rushed 29 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns at Carolina (12/11)… Rushed for 14-yard and 10-yard touchdowns, the first multi-touchdown game of his career… Carried 14 times for 23 yards and also caught three passes at New England (12/17)… Led the team with 31 carries for 150 yards and one touchdown vs. Atlanta (12/24)… Carried seven times for 45 yards in overtime… Carried 22 times for 81 yards vs. New Orleans (1/1)… Started first career postseason game vs. Washington (1/7/06) in NFC Wild Card contest… Rushed 18 times for 49 yards and also caught three passes for 10 yards.
Honors included 2004 All-American First-Team selection (Coaches), and Second-Team (AP), 2004 All-SEC First-Team pick as both a running back and return specialist by the league’s coaches… 2004 Semi-finalist for Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation’s top running back… 2003 unanimous All-SEC First-Team choice… 2001 Freshman All-American Second-Team pick by The Sporting News… 2001 SEC All-Freshman team… Earned nine Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors in his career at Auburn, the most in conference history… In 42 games at Auburn, rushed 741 times for 3,831 yards (5.2 avg.) and 45 touchdowns, breaking the old school career-records of 657 rushing attempts by RB Joe Cribbs (1976-79) and 43 scores by RB Bo Jackson (1982-85)… Only Jackson (4,303) gained more yards on the ground in school history… Also added 342 yards on 45 receptions (7.6 avg.) with a touchdown, returned 22 punts for 251 yards (11.4 avg.), had 29 kickoff returns for 609 yards (21.0 avg.) and completed both pass attempts for 48 yards and a score… Scored a school career-record 276 points, topping the old mark of 274 points by Jackson… Finished his career with 5,033 all-purpose yards, ranking second in school annals behind RB James Brooks (5,596, 1977-80)… Scored a rushing touchdown in 29 of 42 games in his career, and scored two or more rushing touchdowns in 12 of those contests… In 2004, started all 13 games for the undefeated Tigers… Led the team with 239 carries for 1,165 yards (4.9 avg.) and 12 touchdowns… Caught a career-high 21 passes for 152 yards (7.2 avg.) and a score… Returned 22 punts for 251 yards (11.4 avg.) and had eight kickoff returns for 150 yards (18.8 avg.)… Also threw a 29-yard touchdown pass against Georgia… Amassed 1,718 all-purpose yards, the third-best season total in school history… Scored at least one touchdown in a nine-game span – a school record – and in 11 of the last 13 contests… Rushed 19 times for 101 yards and a touchdown, threw a 29-yard touchdown pass, caught four passes for 20 yards and returned four punts for 77 yards against Georgia… Was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week and Cingular/ABC Sports All-American Player of the Week Award for his efforts against Georgia… In 2003, played in all 13 games with 10 starts… Unanimous All-SEC First-Team choice… Led the team with a career-high 1,307 yards and 17 touchdowns on 241 carries (5.4)… His 17 scores tied the school season-record, first set by Jackson in 1985… His 1,307 yards ranks fifth on the Tigers’ season-record list… Earned SEC Co-Player of the Week honors as he ran 36 times for 185 yards and a one-yard touchdown against Tennessee… Named the SEC and Coaches’ Offensive Player of the Week after he had 35 carries for 150 yards and a six-yard touchdown at Arkansas… Named SEC Player of the Week for the third consecutive week, and set a school record with six touchdowns on runs of 72, three, 22, 17, two and six yards, against Mississippi State… Became only the third player in SEC history to score six touchdowns in a single game… Finished with 15 carries for 164 yards (10.7 avg.), joining Jackson (1985), as the only other Auburn player to rush for over 150 yards in three straight games… Rushed for a career-high 204 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns, returned two punts for 30 yards and added a 20-yard kickoff return against Alabama… Opened the game with an 80-yard scoring run on the first from scrimmage, the eight-longest run in school history… In 2002, played in seven games… Finished second on the team with 745 yards and 10 touchdowns on 141 carries (5.3 avg.)… Scored a touchdown in six consecutive games, becoming the first running back in Auburn history to accomplish that feat… Earned SEC Player of the Week honors, as he rushed for 202 yards on 40 carries, including six and eight-yard touchdown runs against Syracuse… In 2001, played in nine games with two starts… Carried the ball a team-leading 120 times for 614 yards (5.1 avg.) and six touchdowns… Named Freshman All-American Second-Team by The Sporting News… Named the SEC All-Freshman team… Caught 13 passes for 140 yards (10.8 avg.)… Added 190 yards on eight kickoff returns (23.8)… Totaled 944 all-purpose yards… Finished with 238 all-purpose yards against the Bulldogs and was named SEC and Coaches’ Offensive Player of the Week… Majored in sociology.
Nicknamed “Cadillac” by a local sportscaster in Alabama… Son of Sherry Williams and Aaron Turner… Joined local fifth graders in celebrating diversity through art, music and physical fitness at the NFL’s One World Super Huddle at Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School during 2009 Super Bowl week…Participated in the Buccaneers’ 2008 Halloween Celebration at the Lowry Park Zoo, enjoying arts, crafts and rides with children from local non-profit organizations… Sponsors ticket program for Buccaneers home games named “Cadillac’s Kids,” in support of Bay Area Boys and Girls Clubs, Brookwood Home for Girls and the Department of Juvenile Justice Polk House… Visited the North Tampa Boys & Girls Club in September 2005 and helped the kids with their homework before participating in the Gatorade Junior Training Camp football drills… Provided insight into the 2005 season to the Greater Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater Chamber of Commerce members at two football season kick-off events sponsored by TECO Energy… Earned Alabama Mr. Football and USA Today Alabama Player of the Year honors at Etowah (Attalla, Alabama) High School… Started all four years, as he rushed for 2,612 yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior and 1,729 yards with 23 scores as a junior… On defense, recorded 78 tackles and six interceptions as a senior… Earned Parade, Prep Star and Super Prep All-American honors and was nominated for the ESPN.com Offensive Player of the Year Award… Named Gadsden Times Area Player of the Year as a senior and Etowah County Player of the Year as a junior… Was also Orlando Sentinel Alabama Player of the Year in 2000… Born Carnell Lamar Williams on April 21, 1982 in Gadsden, Alabama.
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