Former four-year Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger football wide receiver Korey Williams is one of thirty-nine former college football standouts to have been selected to play for the 2011 U.S. Men’s National Team in football in the fourth International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Senior World Championship.
The IFAF Senior World Championship, held July 8-16 in Austria, is an eight-nation football tournament held every four years since 1999. Games will be played in Graz, Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria. Team USA defeated Japan, 23-20, in double overtime in Tokyo, Japan, to win the 2007 tournament, the first that included the United States. Prior to America’s participation, Japan earned gold medals at the first two IFAF Senior World Championships played in Palermo, Italy (1999), and Frankfurt, Germany (2003).
Hailing from New Orleans, Williams rewrote Northwestern’s receiving records, owning most receptions for a game (14 vs. Texas College), season (81) and career (214). He also broke the career receiving mark with 2,784 yards and broke the career record for most touchdown passes caught with 25.
During the 2010 season, Williams was ranked third in the NAIA in receptions and was 17th in total yards with 882. He scored nine receiving touchdowns, while averaging 10.9 yards per catch and 80.2 yards per game. He also rushed 33 times for 191 yards and a score, while completing 5-of-6 passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
Fourth IFAF World Championship of American Football
Wed, June 15, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt