UND Roster

2020-21 Football Roster

#23 Kyren Williams


Height 5-9
Weight 195
Class Sophomore
Hometown Saint Louis, MO
High School St. John Vianney


  • ACC Running Back of the Week (Week One, 9/12/2020)


  • In his first-career start, marked 112 rushing yards on 19 carries (5.9 avg.) and 2 TDs, as well as two receptions for 93 yards (75 long) with 91 YAC, in the season-opening win vs. Duke (9/12).
  • In the win over Duke, eclipsed the 100-yard rushing plateau for the first time in his career and was the first Notre Dame player since at least 1996 to reach the 90-yard mark in both rushing yards (112) and receiving yards (93) in a single game. 
  • Rushed for two touchdowns and took a screen pass 75 yards, the longest pass play of the day on either side of the ball.
  • Totaled the most all-purpose yards (205) among all FBS players in Week One. 
  • Williams led all FBS players in yards-per-reception (46.50) in Week one. 
  • Ranked second in rushing yards and fourth in receiving yards among all ACC players in Week One, also ranking third in the ACC in scoring (12 points) and second in total touchdowns.


  • Saw action during the first four games of the season — Louisville, New Mexico, Georgia and Virginia
  • Rushed four times for 26 yards and caught one pass for three yards
  • Returned a pair of kickoffs, totaling 35 yards


  • Enrolled at Notre Dame and began taking classes in January 2019
  • No. 380-ranked overall player nationally, No. 22 running back nationally and No. 6 player from Missouri by 247Sports.com
  • No. 28 running back nationally and No. 9 player from Missouri by ESPN.com
  • No. 36 running back nationally and No. 6 player from Missouri by Rivals.com
  • 2018 Missouri Football Coaches Association First Team All-State
  • 2018 Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 5 Offensive Player of the Year
  • Helped St. John Vianney to the 2018 Class 5 Missouri State Championship
  • Responsible for 354 total yards, including a state-championship game record 289 yards rushing, in the state final victory
  • 2,035 rushing yards, 725 receiving yards and 40 total touchdowns as a senior in 2018
  • Played for coach Paul Day at St. John Vianney High School