Kerwynn Williams
Sr. / Utah State / RB

Updated - 12-11-12

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov:  What are your measurements (height, weight and forty time)?

Kerwynn Williams:  I haven’t run the 40 time in awhile.  Last time I had a 4.34.  I am 5’8 and I weigh 192.               


Alex Khvatov:  What made you choose Utah State coming out of high school?   

Kerwynn Williams:  The main thing was Coach A (Gary Andersen).  He told me that he had a program which he was trying to rebuild.  He wanted me to be a part of it.  I wasn’t highly recruited coming out of high school.  I was excited to come out here and help him out in this rebuilding process.                         


Alex Khvatov:  Tell us about your career at Utah State.   

Kerwynn Williams:  I feel like it has definitely been a learning experience to say the least.  I have learned a lot by being here.  I have learned a lot by being around players like Robert Turbin and Michael Smith.  I had good coaches.  They have done a great job coaching me.  They have been given me opportunities to go out there and perform week in and week out.  I am definitely thankful for this opportunity to have a career here.         


Alex Khvatov:  Describe your senior season from a team and individual standpoint. 

Kerwynn Williams:  It has been a very memorable one.  It has been the most memorable one since I have been here.  We had the winningest senior class to date.  We are WAC champions.  The individual stats would come if the team is playing well.  I am just excited to be a part of it.


Alex Khvatov:  You are going to play against Toledo in a bowl game, are you excited about it?

Kerwynn Williams:  Yeah, definitely.  Any time you can play in a postseason, you are definitely excited about it.  They are a good team.  They are one of the top teams in the MAC conference.  They are a very good defensive squad.  They put together a great effort.  Their middle linebacker is really good.  He makes a lot of tackles.  We have to match their effort.  It is not going to be an easy game.  We just have to go out and play hard.  We are looking forward to playing against them.               


Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths on the football field?

Kerwynn Williams:  I have good vision for a running back.  I am active on the offensive side of the ball and give great effort on every play.  I feel that I catch the ball well out of the backfield.                      


Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game do you need to improve upon?

Kerwynn Williams:  The biggest thing would have to be blocking.  You can never be too good at blocking.                 


Alex Khvatov:  What is the highlight of your football career up to this point?

Kerwynn Williams:  For me, the highlight would have to be the Louisiana Tech game.  We beat them.  We had the overtime series.  It was pretty big to beat them and become WAC champions.        


Alex Khvatov:  What inspires you to play football?

Kerwynn Williams:  There is no better team sport.  Everyone is relying on each other to get their job done.  Everyone is dependent on you.  That drives me because my teammates are depending on me.        


Alex Khvatov:  What does it take to be a leader?

Kerwynn Williams:  I feel like a leader has to have that killer instinct.  When it comes time to step up, he is the one that takes that step to put the team forward and give the team an advantage. I feel like a leader has to be consistent with his effort and his knowledge of the game.  You can’t let down for one second.  I feel like a leader has to want the ball in his hands on the last play or the last drive.  It is the biggest thing.      


Alex Khvatov:  What is your favorite NFL team?

Kerwynn Williams:  Growing up, it was the Vikings.  Now I like watching my teammates play.  I like watching Seattle and the Buccaneers too. 


Alex Khvatov:  Who is your favorite NFL player?

Kerwynn Williams:  Barry Sanders is my all-time favorite player.  He was very versatile running the ball.  He saw holes that nobody else would see.  Right now, I like the way Adrian Peterson runs the ball.  He is a physical runner.  He is looking to score a touchdown and looking to run someone over.  I try to model my game after him.        


Alex Khvatov:  What are your hobbies?  

Kerwynn Williams:  Off the field, I like watching movies.  James Bond is my favorite movie. 


Alex Khvatov:  Who is your favorite James Bond actor?

Kerwynn Williams:  It has to be Sean Connery.  He is the best James Bond to date.  Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan did a good job.  But I have to say Sean Connery. 


Alex Khvatov:  What is your favorite James Bond movie?

Kerwynn Williams:  Never Say Never Again.    


Alex Khvatov:  Kerwynn, what five words best describe you?    

Kerwynn Williams:  Intelligent, confident, honest, diligent and hard-working. 



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