Mallett and Williams recognized by Sporting News
6/23/2010 2:03 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Ryan Mallett and D.J. Williams, members of the Arkansas Razorback football team, have been honored by Sporting News, it was announced on Wednesday. Mallett graces the cover of Sporting News’ college football yearbook, available on newsstands now.
Mallett was chosen as a preseason first-team All-America honoree by the publication. In his first season in the SEC, Mallett led the league in touchdown passes (30), passing yards per game (278.8) and total offense per game (276.5). He was the only player in the SEC to throw five-or-more touchdown passes in three different games. He also led the league in 400-yard passing performances with two and 300-yard passing performances with five. He led the nation in pass efficiency in home games (191.87) and was tops in the country in completions of 25-or-more yards with 44. In addition, he led the SEC in passes of 50-or-more yards (10) and passes of 15-or-more yards (89).
Williams was selected as a preaseason third-team All-America honoree. He was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2009 by the league coaches. He finished the year with 32 catches for 411 yards and three touchdowns. He tied for 24th in the SEC in receptions per game (2.46) and was 23rd in receiving yards per game (31.62). Against South Carolina, he pulled down a season-best nine catches for a career-high 137 yards.
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