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December 8, 2008Senior wide receiver Derrick Williams got the nod as Penn State's most outstanding player on Sunday night at the annual State College Quarterback Club awards banquet. The Greenbelt, Md., native accepted the Hall Foundation Award as the team MVP.
Williams, who was one of five co-captains for the 11-1 Nittany Lions, racked up 1,332 all-purpose yards this season, and found the end zone nine times. He finished the season with 40 catches for 451 yards and three touchdowns, and carried the ball 39 times for 226 yards and three touchdowns.
He also returned two kickoffs and a punt for a touchdown.
Williams finished ranks third all-time in school history with 157 catches, and is fifth all-time in Penn State history with 4,076 total yards. He has scored more special teams touchdowns than any other player in school history.
He is set to graduate this month.
Other award winners on this senior-dominated night were: