Sep 7, 2013; Muncie, IN, USA; Ball State Cardinals wide receiver Jordan Williams (8) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Army Black Knights at Scheumann Stadium. Ball State won 40-14.Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Ball State Wide Receiver Jordan Williams Ready to Seize Opportunity


Oct 5, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Ball State Cardinals wide receiver Jordan Williams (8) runs with the ball as Virginia Cavaliers safety Brandon Phelps (21) attempts to tackle in the third quarter at Scott Stadium. The Cardinals won 48-27. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Ball State Cardinals are headed into a very interesting season in 2014, and one of their wide receivers is ready to seize the moment. Ball State lost their best receiver, Willie Snead, to the Cleveland Browns, and also lost their starting quarterback as well. There are a ton of question marks surrounding where the Cardinals will turn next, but one name that stands out is junior wide receiver Jordan Williams.

Williams is very confident in his teams ability to get thing back on track in 2014 despite the losses of key players to the NFL.

“It’s part of college football. Good players move on and younger players come in to step up and fill the lost holes. A lot of my teammates are in a position to step up and make more plays. We will definitely be ready for the season come fall. We are prepared to continue from where we left off and do even better than last year as a program.”

That quote from Williams is certainly a confidence booster for the Ball State football program and their fans, and shows that the players aren’t wavering in their confidence. Williams had a big season as a sophomore last year, catching 72 passes for 1,050 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is primed for an even bigger role with the team, and has been working hard this offseason to improve his all-around game.

“I’ve been working on footwork, speed, flexibility, routes, and timing with QB’s. Just catching more balls and learning more about the game. I want to become a leader, have better stats than last year, win a MAC championship and Bowl game. I want to be 1st team All-MAC, and hopefully an All-American. I’m aiming high.”

You can’t fault a player for having that type of confidence, and it speaks volumes for him heading into the season. He is going to be asked to step up and be the number one wide receiver, and he is more than ready for that opportunity. The new season is coming up quick, and Jordan Williams is going to be ready for it when it arrives.

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