Saturday, January 23, 2016

All-MEAC QB Quentin Williams Caps Amazing Week in Style -- Signs CFL Contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

COURTESY Jasmine Alston
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida -- Redshirt senior quarterback Quentin Williams, Bethune-Cookman University, capped off a successful week on Friday, January 22, signing a professional contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

Last weekend, Quentin Williams competed in the inaugural Tropic Bowl in North Miami Beach, Florida. The Tampa native was named most valuable player for The National Team after producing stellar numbers in the game.

The best FBS College football players from around the country met at the Inaugural “Tropic Bowl” college all-star game played in North Miami Beach, Florida at North Miami Stadium, on January 17th, 2016. The new FBS all-star game created an exciting scouting opportunity for top level talent from the NCAA’s Division 1 FBS levels top seniors who are looking to go pro. The Tropic Bowl was scouted by 26 NFL teams and 4 CFL teams who will flew in for the event.

The award allowed the 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) First Team member to sign a professional contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday, January 22. He represents the first player to ink a professional contract from the 2015-16 senior class at Bethune-Cookman. Williams enjoyed, statistically, his most successful seasons in 2015. He finished the regular season as the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) leader in passing efficiency (187.2), third in passing yards per completion (16.45), tied for 23rd in passing touchdowns (19), tied for 39th in points responsible for (134),  40th in passing yards (2,171), tied for 40th in points responsible per game (12.2) and 46th in passing yards per game (196.9). In addition, Williams was just the second quarterback since Bernard Hawk to pass for over 2,000 yards in a season, matching Matt Johnson (2010).

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