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Caleb Williams
USC Trojans – No. 13
Personal information
Born: (2002-11-18) November 18, 2002 (age 20)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career history
Bowl games
High schoolGonzaga College (Washington, D.C.)
Career highlights and awards

Caleb Williams (born November 18, 2002) is an American football quarterback for the USC Trojans. Williams played for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2021 before transferring to USC as a sophomore in 2022, where he won several player of the year awards, including the Heisman Trophy, after throwing for 4,075 yards with a school-record 47 total touchdowns; 37 passing and 10 rushing.

High school career

Williams attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. As a sophomore in 2018 he led Gonzaga to a WCAC Championship as the best team in the District, and was named Washington Post All-Metropolitan 1st team and Washington, D.C. Gatorade Football Player of the Year after he passed for 2,624 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and rushed for 394 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a junior in 2019 he was named Washington Post All-Metropolitan 1st team for the second consecutive year after he passed for 1,770 yards with 19 touchdowns and rushed for 838 yards with 18 touchdowns. He was named the Elite 11 finals MVP the following summer.[1] In 2020 his senior season was cancelled due to COVID-19. The highest-rated quarterback prospect of his class, Williams committed to play college football at the University of Oklahoma.[2][3][4]

College career


Williams entered his true freshman season at Oklahoma in 2021 as the backup to Spencer Rattler,[5][6] before assuming the role as starting quarterback midway through the Sooners' rivalry game with the Texas Longhorns in the team's sixth game of the season.[7] In that game, Oklahoma was down 17–35 before Williams replaced Rattler and led the Sooners to a 55–48 victory. He finished with 212 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 88 yards rushing, and a rushing touchdown. Williams made his first start the following week, against Texas Christian University, and threw for 295 yards, four touchdowns and rushed for 66 yards and a rushing touchdown as Oklahoma won 52–31.[8] In 7 games he finished his freshman year with 21 passing touchdowns, 6 rushing touchdowns, and 4 interceptions.[citation needed]


On January 3, 2022, Williams entered the transfer portal, and on February 1, he announced that he had transferred to USC, reuniting him with head coach Lincoln Riley, who had been the head coach for the Sooners before being hired away by the Trojans the previous November.[9][10] Williams was named the starter on August 25[11] and team captain on August 31.[12] In his first start against Rice, he went 19/22 with 249 yards and two touchdowns, as USC won 66–14.[13]

He became the AP College Football Player of the Year, USC's first winner since Reggie Bush in 2005,[14] and was named 2022's Heisman trophy winner.[15]


Season Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
Oklahoma Sooners
2021 11 7 5–2 136 211 64.5 1,912 9.1 21 4 169.6 79 442 5.6 6
USC Trojans
2022 13 13 11–3 333 500 66.6 4,537 9.1 42 5 167.9 109 382 3.4 10
Career[16] 24 20 16−4 432 659 65.6 5,987 9.1 58 8 168.5 188 814 4.3 16


  1. ^ Garcia, John Jr. (July 1, 2020). "Caleb Williams Named 2020 Elite 11 Finals MVP". Sports Illustrated.
  2. ^ Lourim, Jake (July 4, 2020). "Gonzaga's Caleb Williams, the nation's top QB prospect, commits to Oklahoma". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 3, 2022.
  3. ^ VanHaaren, Tom (July 4, 2020). "Top dual-threat QB Williams commits to Sooners". ESPN.com.
  4. ^ Aber, Ryan (July 5, 2020). "Caleb Williams commits to Oklahoma Sooners". The Oklahoman – via The Ledger, Lakeland, Florida.
  5. ^ Horning, Clay (April 24, 2021). "Horning: Caleb Williams should still be in high school but he stole the spring game instead". The Norman Transcript. Norman, Oklahoma.
  6. ^ Aber, Ryan. "'Sky's the limit': Caleb Williams' growth backing up Spencer Rattler is crucial for OU football". The Oklahoman.
  7. ^ "Riley's QB swap pays off in 'epic' OU rivalry win". ESPN.com. 2021-10-09. Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  8. ^ "Caleb Williams Shines as Oklahoma Downs TCU".
  9. ^ Thamel, Pete (February 1, 2022). "Former Oklahoma Sooners QB Caleb Williams transferring to the USC Trojans".
  10. ^ Williams, Caleb [@CALEBcsw] (February 1, 2022). "#FightOn" (Tweet). Retrieved February 1, 2022 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Chris Trevino (August 25, 2022). "Lincoln Riley: QB Caleb Williams will start the season for USC football". Retrieved September 19, 2022.
  12. ^ James Fletcher III (August 31, 2022). "Caleb Williams reveals his reaction to being named 2022 USC team captain". Retrieved September 19, 2022.
  13. ^ "USC v. Rice Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 19, 2022.
  14. ^ Beacham, Greg (December 8, 2022). "USC QB Caleb Williams voted AP Player of the Year". Associated Press.
  15. ^ Uggeti, Paolo (December 10, 2022). "USC QB Caleb Williams outraces field, wins Heisman Trophy". ESPN.
  16. ^ "Caleb Williams College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2022-11-21.