BRYAN, Texas -- Texas A&M junior running back Trayveon Williams announced on his Twitter page Thursday evening that he would forego his senior season with the Aggies and was declaring for the NFL Draft.
It was something A&M fans were anticipating happening.
Williams produced the best single season ever for an Aggie running back rushing for 1,760 yards and he did it that having four games where he failed to rush for at least 100 yards (26 vs Miss. State, 31 vs Clemson, 31 vs Alabama, 78 vs S. Carolina), but made up for it with six one hundred plus yard rushing efforts and a trio of games where he surpassed 200 yards (240 vs Northwestern St., 236 vs North Carolina St., 228 vs Ole Miss).
In Monday night's Gator Bowl Trayveon rushed for 236 yards and had three touchdowns.
The SEC's leading rusher in 2018, not only set a new single season record at A&M, but his tough running in Jacksonville establishing a new All Purpose single season mark for the Aggies with 2038 yards.
He said afterwards he wasn't keeping track of his yardage Monday night, but figured the 93 yarder put him over the top.
"I didn't want to get caught up in that moment. I just wanted to get that win, and got to do my job and got to stick the system with it, but I king of knew that once I broke that long run, it kind of happened, and it was an emotional moment in the end zone when me and my teammates, everybody was running up to me telling me they love me, and it was kind of emotional, so I shed a few tears," said Williams after the Aggies 52-13 Gator Bowl win.
Those in Jacksonville Monday night probably all figured the waves by the Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player were waves good bye to the 12th Man after three memorable seasons in Aggieland.