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ODU’s Steven Williams riding confidence in year two

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NORFOLK (WAVY) – Steven Williams made national headlines last year when he was promoted to be Old Dominion’s starting quarterback.

He was 17-years-old at the time, and was the youngest quarterback in Division I football.

Williams had a few bumps in the road. Not too surprising considering his first game action was against North Carolina and his first start was against Virginia Tech.

With a year under his belt, Williams says he has an edge as the Monarchs continue their spring practice sessions.

“Now that I have experience, I feel more comfortable, I’m not nervous,” Williams said. “Now that I’m getting the offense down, it’s just executing.”

With an ability to use his arms and legs, Williams threw for over 1,500 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for nearly 300 yards and three scores. He did however throw 11 interceptions.

Williams will have a veteran target with wide receiver Jonathan Duhart back with the team after missing most of last season with a broken foot.

“Now that we have all of our playmakers, we’re out here making plays, making it look easier than last year,” coach Bobby Wilder said.

“The completions are tough to come by right now, but the competitions between the wide receivers and defensive backs is making them better and it’s making our quarterbacks better.”

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