Williams eying 1,000 yards rushing for Texas Tech

BY foxsports • July 22, 2013

DALLAS -- It has been a long time since Texas Tech had a 1,000-yard rusher, but junior running back Kenny Williams is determined to hit that mark.

Despite new head coach Kliff Kingsbury keeping the Red Raiders in the air, Williams believes he can still do plenty of damage on the ground for the offense.

"I really want that 1,000 yards," he said at Big 12 Media Days on Monday. "I feel like I have the teammates to be able to get that."

Williams rushed for 824 yards and five touchdowns last season.

The Red Raiders haven't had anyone top 1,000 yards since Ricky Williams did it in 1998 -- two seasons prior to former pass-happy coach Mike Leach's arrival.

As far as who will be handing him the ball in the backfield, Williams says not to assume that Michael Brewer is going to be the starter yet.

"There's definitely a competition," he said. "I feel good about both of our quarterbacks."

Brewer passed for 375 and four touchdowns last season as a backup redshirt freshman. But he has the Tech fan base excited with what he can do with his legs.

However, Williams says true freshman Davis Webb is also a special talent who is challenging Brewer for the job.

"I've never seen a freshman like Davis Webb come in and make that big of a difference."

Whoever is taking the snaps for the Red Raiders this fall, Williams is confident they can continue to score plenty of points against anyone in the Big 12.