Delton Williams was a two-time all-state safety with Cathedral Prep, and during his high school career he developed a flair for the flashy play and the flashy quote. He had a reputation for an outgoing personality and a penchant for speaking his mind.
That reputation has followed Williams to Michigan State, where he has begun to make an impact as a freshman running back with the Spartans.
After he rushed 12 times for 92 yards in Saturday’s 42-28 win over Indiana, the 6-foot 1-inch, 220-pound Williams talked about his running style with mlive.com.
“I like to bang, I like for you to hit me, and I know If you don’t, I’m going to bring it to you,” he said in reference to one shot he delivered to an Indiana defensive back. “So, when the guy was coming to me, and I brought it to him, he knew next time he better get lower.”
Read more about Williams in the mlive.com story. Williams and the Spartans (5-1 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) return to action Saturday at noon in a home game against Purdue that will be televised by the Big Ten Network.
Also, check out a college football notebook that features Williams, Pitt’s James Conner (McDowell), Robert Morris’ Kimani Smith (Cathedral Prep), and Duquesne’s Noel Odudo (Cathedral Prep) and Kyle Shuman (General McLane).
– Jeff Kirik, sports editor