David Williams, a former Harbor College standout, has won the Jess Nicklin Memorial Trophy for the Most Outstanding Player in the Canadian Football League and is one of two finalists for the Schenley Award for the league’s Most Outstanding Player.
Williams, a wide receiver with the British Columbia Lions, led the CFL in receiving with 83 catches, receiving yards (1,468) and touchdowns (18). Williams’ 18 touchdown receptions tied the CFL record set by Edmonton’s Brian Kelly in 1984.
Williams, 25, was a replacement for the Raiders during last year’s National Football League Players Assn. strike, catching 4 passes. He also played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1986, making 6 receptions in 15 games.
Williams played one season with the Seahawks before transferring to Illinois and was a consensus All-American in 1984 after leading the nation with 101 catches.
The Schenley Award winner will be announced Nov. 24.