USC Quarterback Caleb Williams Becomes First Heisman Trophy Winner From the DMV

by MCS Staff

Caleb Williams, a Prince George’s County native who attended high school at Gonzaga College High in DC, has won the Heisman Trophy. He is the first player from the DMV to win the prestigious college football award, after leading the USC Trojans to an 11-2 record as a sophomore. Williams beat out C.J. Stroud of Ohio State, Stetson Bennett of the University of Georgia, and Max Duggan of TCU to win the Heisman Trophy

Williams threw 4,075 yards, 37 touchdowns, and just 4 interceptions this year, while running for 10 more touchdowns. Williams enrolled at Oklahoma in the spring of 2021 after graduating a semester early from high school, and emerged as the Sooners’ starting quarterback by mid-season, proving to be one of the nation’s premier freshmen in 2021. He transferred to USC last year and earned the starting job.

Williams was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 player by SI All-American as a 2020 senior quarterback at Gonzaga College High in Washington, D.C.  Gonzaga College did not play a fall 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was a 2-time (2018-19) All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference selection, winning MVP honors in 2019.  He threw for 1,770 yards and 19 touchdowns as a 2019 junior while rushing for 838 yards and 18 scores. He was named Gatorade District of Columbia Football Player of the Year and a MaxPreps Sophomore All-American in 2018 when he passed for 2,624 yards and 26 touchdowns.


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