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Notre Dame RB Kyren Williams Beats Out Pitt’s Jordan Addison for ACC Rookie of the Year



Pitt wide receiver Jordan Addison had a standout freshman season but wasn’t able to overtake Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams.

The ACC Conference has announced that Williams has been named the conference Rookie of the Year and the Offensive Rookie of the Year, while Addison finished second. Keep in mind, Notre Dame is a member of the ACC football conference this year only because of the scheduling issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Williams, who is also a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, finished the season rushing for 1,061 yards and 12 touchdowns, along with 27 receptions for 282 yards. Williams led all FBS freshmen in total touchdowns (13) and total rushing yards.

Williams was named a winner of an ACC weekly honor five out of ten weeks and was named second-team All-ACC running back.

From day one, Addison developed into Pitt’s top wide receiving threat despite being only a freshman. Addison stood out to coaches and his teammates during workouts and practices leading up to the season and that carried over to the regular season where he finished the season with 60 catches for 666 yards (11.1 yards/catch) and four touchdowns. The 60 receptions were the most by a freshman in the ACC.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Tyler Purkey
Tyler Purkey
3 years ago

Is anyone actually surprised by this? ACC needs to man up and tell ND they’re either in as a permanent football member or out for all sports. It’s all well and nice that the conference bent over backwards to help ND out this season, but they need to be kicked to the curb if they try to take the money & run.

Curtis Colbert
Curtis Colbert
3 years ago

The 6-5 record had a lot to do with the kid not being considered more highly.

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