Buccaneers running back Carnell 'Cadillac' Williams finished second in the voting for Comeback Player of the Year. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won the award. Williams played in all 16 games for the first time in his five-year career.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell 'Cadillac' Williams finished second in the voting for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. New England Patriots quarterabck Tom Brady won the award with 19 votes. Williams had 14 votes.
Williams led the Bucs in rushing with 821 yards on 210 carries (3.9 average) with four touchdowns. He went over 1,000 total yards on the season thanks to 29 catches for 219 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. Williams' seven total touchdowns led the Buccaneers in 2009.
Williams played in all 16 games in 2009. In the 2007 and 2008 seasons, he sustained knee injuries (torn patellar tendons) that caused him to play in only 10 games over those two seasons. After being the fifth overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, Williams won the NFL's Rookie of the Year Award. He ran for 1,178 yards with six touchdowns that season.
Williams' 2009 season was the second best rushing total of his career. He just completed his rookie contract and is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent depending on the status of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association. He has said that he would like to re-sign with Tampa Bay.
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