LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Former New Mexico State wide receiver and current Hamilton Tiger-Cat Chris Williams was named the Canadian Football Leagues Most Outstanding Special Teams Player announced by the league this week. The award is handed out to the top special teams player in the CFL.
Williams returned 78 punts for 1,117 yards, averaging 14.3 yards per return while setting a new CFL record with six kick return touchdowns in a single season. He also caught 83 passes for 1,298 yards and 11 touchdowns to pace the Tiger-Cats.
Last season, Williams was named an East Division All-Star and earned the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie award.
This season, Williams was also named an East All-Star as both a receiver and a kick returner.