Anyone who watched Kentucky football last year knows Stanley 'Boom' Williams was quietly one of the most explosive playmakers in the SEC.
As a true freshman, Williams led Kentucky in kickoff returns with 19 returns for 511 yards and a 26.9 average. On offense, Williams led UK in rushing with 488 yards and five touchdowns, including a very impressive 6.5 yards per carry. Williams was one of only 10 players in the nation who had three touchdown rushes of 50-yard plays in 2014.
With a promising sophomore campaign on the horizon for Williams, Jon Cooper of Saturdays Down South listed the UK back "the SEC’s best kept secret":
Williams’ sub 4.4 40-yard dash puts him among the SEC’s fastest players. A handful of plays stand out for Williams during his freshman season where speed was a major factor. The biggest was when he reversed field against Will Muschamp’s defense in The Swamp. Mind you, that was game three. Williams caught a swing pass on the right side of the field, only to reverse course and house it on the left side of the field for a 25-yard touchdown. You don’t do that against Florida’s defense in front of the home crowd, especially in overtime.
Here is that memorable run against the Gators:
All told, Williams led Kentucky in all-purpose yards with 1,159, averaging 115.9 yards per game. That total ranked him 59th nationally and sixth among freshmen nationally.