Who: D'haquille "Duke" Williams
Watch List: Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award
D'haquille Williams has the chance to be the player of the year. That's what the folks who hand out the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp award have to say. (QB Jeremy Johnson is also on the Maxwell Award Watch List.) He is not on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the nation's best wide receiver, which sounds nuts, but there's a reasonable explanation for it here.
A transfer from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Williams started seven and played in ten games in 2014. Despite missing a few games due to injury...and other reasons...Williams led the team with 45 catches for 730 yards.
Heading Into the Season
Welp, there have been some issues. We know about them, so I'm not going to get into them. Suffice it to say, as a fan base, we've spent some time holding our collective breath. Here's the deal: Duke Williams can absolutely light up the scoreboard and the Auburn record books. He's got the perfect QB to partner with. He's got the single most brilliant offensive mind in college football drawing up his plays. I don't know what the future holds, but eat up the yards, Duke. Score ALL. THE. TOUCHDOWNS. There are 87,000+ fans ready to scream your name.