Earlier this week, starting USC Football Quarterback Caleb Williams took home Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year honors. He was undoubtedly the best choice, as there was nobody even close to his level of performance in the Pac-12. The interesting thing, however, is that there's also actually nobody even close to his level of performance in the entire country as well.
On Thursday night, ESPN broadcasted the awards show where the 2022 Walter Camp Player of the Year (among other awards) was named, and Williams took it home. Again, there was no competition for Williams when it came to Player of the Year awards this year.
Not only is he tied for first in the country in pass touchdowns (37), but he also added on 10 scores in the rushing game. That makes him first in the nation in total touchdowns scored. He was top four in passing yards (4,075), and top six in both yards per pass attempt (9.1) and adjusted yards per pass attempt (10.3). He only threw four interceptions on the season.
Accuracy wasn't an issue for him during the year, as he hit on 66.1% of his passes. Nothing was an issue for him during the year, which is extremely impressive considering that he took over a program coming off of a 4-8 season when he came over to USC this offseason. Since he came through, USC has improved to 11-2 and the No. 10 team in the nation.
That's why USC Football QB Caleb Williams won even more than the 2022 Walter Camp Player of the Year award.
USC Football QB Caleb Williams won the Maxwell Award on Thursday too, which goes to the Nation's Most Outstanding College Football Player. The fact that he won the second and third best individual player awards in college football on Thursday continues to solidify himself as the clear favorite for the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.
If Williams is indeed selected as the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner, he will become the eighth winner in school history--placing SC in sole possession of first place over Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Notre Dame. Interestingly, Williams came to USC from one of those schools. Interestingly, that school (Oklahoma) is hilariously 6-6 since he left. He clearly made the right choice.