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Jan 12, 2013 5:13 PM by Bill Halter

Williams carries seven times at all-star game

Cal Poly senior slotback Deonte Williams rushed for 24 yards in the Casino del Sol All-Star Game on Friday night in Tucson, Arizona. Williams carried the ball seven times as his West squad beat the East, 40-7. His longest carry went for 8 yards.

The game featured over 100 seniors from colleges throughout the country, mostly at the Football Bowl Subdivision level and was broadcast on ESPN3.

Williams was one of five Big Sky Conference players chosen to play in the game. The others were Montana State defensive tackle Zach Minter, Portland State kicker Zach Brown, Northern Arizona offensive lineman Trey Gilleo and Eastern Washington wide receiver Nick Edwards.

Williams is the 11th Mustang in the last 11 years selected to play in a postseason all-star game. After rushing for 1,506 yards, the second most in Cal Poly history, Williams earned numerous postseason honors. He was a second-team Associated Press, second-team The Sports Network and second-team Beyond College Sports All-American.

Williams and senior linebacker Kennith Jackson became Cal Poly's first-ever All-Big Sky Conference first-team selections.

Williams finished 16th in balloting for the Walter Payton Award presented annually by The Sports Network to the most outstanding player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

The 5-10, 200-pound running back hopes to hears his name called at the NFL Draft which is scheduled for April 25-27 in New York.

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