Friday, December 08, 2006

Willis Honors

My son made a "dreamcatcher" thing in preschool: paper plate, yarn, feathers and beads. I think it worked because last night I didn't think about SMU losing to Rice or NTSU. So, maybe we can get back to positive SMU news.

Willis now has a nice little display for all the honors he has picked up:

Willis was named Conference USA's Freshman of the Year by both the media and coaches and was also tabbed an honorable mention All-C-USA selection on the past two weeks. Willis set numerous school records in 2006 including new marks for season touchdown passes and completion percentage. For the year, he completed 182-of-270 passes for 2,047 yards and 26 TDs with just six interceptions and ranks 10th in the nation in passing efficiency. His 29 TDs accounted for are the most in SMU history and his 2,401 yards of total offense is fourth-best in a season at SMU.

And now, he was named Third-Team Freshman All-American behind Colt McCoy and Riley Skinner. That puts Willis ahead of Matt Stafford @ Georgia, Graham Harrell @ Texas Tech and Chase Daniel @ Missouri.

We should all be pleased and encouraged with the year Willis had.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

can you change the 2006 schedule to 2006 results like you did for 2005? Or you can wait till after our bowl game......oh....wait, nevermind.

You going to cover the b-ball team on here even though it is the smu football blog......

Thanks for your time,