Indiana University has had a long list of great running backs, including Anthony Thompson, Vaughn Dunbar, and Jordan Howard, but Levron Williams isn’t mentioned enough with that group. The Evansville Bosse star formed a dynamic offensive duo with Antwaan Randle-El, accruing 4,000+ total yards in his time in Bloomington, and earning All-Big Ten First Team honors in 2001. He remains Indiana's sixth-leading rusher and third all-time in rushing touchdowns.
However, a lot of the great football memories for Levron, including that record-setting senior season, were overshadowed by a horrific personal tragedy with the murder of his mother that December.
The former Hoosier joined us today in our latest installment of Catching Up With to talk about his football life - how he ended up at IU, his six-touchdown afternoon in Wisconsin (still a school record), Cam Cameron's interesting personnel decisions, etc. But, most importantly of all, how he was able to cope with and overcome the unfathomable loss of his mom at the end of his senior season. Take a listen: