Oklahoma has something special in running back Damien Williams. Some people knew it as soon as the JUCO transfer made his pledge of allegiance to OU in last spring's signing class. Others picked up on it when he ran for 104 yards on 10 carries against UTEP. For others it may have been last Saturday when he produced the greatest performance ever for a Sooner running back making their home debut by carrying the ball ten times for 156 yards and four touchdowns.
If you were to take a look at the Big XII rushing statics you'd notice that Williams leads the way in rushing yards (259), yards per game (129.5), yards per carry (13) and rushing touchdowns (5). What's crazy is that he's managed all of that in just 20 rushing attempts. Yup, one fourth of his carries have gone for scores.
However, its perhaps what you haven't noticed that is helping Williams turn heads in the Big XII.
There's no doubt that Williams is talented. He's flashed his brilliance for two games now and Oklahoma fans are hungry to see more. He's a big (6-0/208) power back that possesses terrific speed and but what has spurred him to stardom through the first two weeks of the season is the schemes the Sooners are using him in and the blocking he's getting upfront. Here's an example.