BYU football: Is Jamaal Williams the best of all-time?

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No. 1: Jamaal Williams

Cougar fans take notice: you’re witnessing history.

Williams gets the No. 1 spot in my mind because he’s faced stiffer competition and has (for the most part) been more dependable. Also, he has the weakest supporting cast of any of these players and he’s posting a career year with them.

Taysom Hill has lost a step and wide receivers can’t get open (and when they do, they can’t catch the ball). Yet, J-Swag Daddy is turning in the best season of his career.

He’s currently No. 4 in the nation in rushing yards (942), despite missing an entire game. His 10 touchdowns have him tied for the No. 15 spot in the country.

With a weak schedule remaining (at Cincinnati, then three straight home games against Southern Utah, UMass and Utah State) he could very well approach 1,600 yards on the season. With a possible showdown with San Diego State and Donnel Pumphrey looming in the Poinsettia Bowl in December, Williams will have the chance to go one-on-one with the nation’s leading rusher.

Think he’ll be amped up? I do.

Before missing the game against Boise State, I thought Williams had a chance at wining the Doak Walker Award, but now I think those chances are shot. However, he still has the opportunity to turn in one of the most productive seasons in BYU football history.