PADUCAH, Ky. - Murray State freshman quarterback D.J. Williams was named OVC Freshman of the Year on Tuesday.

After taking over mid-season, Williams accrued 1,020 yards passing and three touchdowns, while also tallying 532 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. 

The dual-threat quarterback helped lead Murray State to a 6-5 record in 2021. Murray State had 11 players named to the All-OVC team.