Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Utah State Aggies running back Kerwynn Williams (25) celebrates his touchdown with teammates in Logan Saturday. USU beat Idaho and won the WAC championship.

Utah State’s senior running back Kerwynn Williams accepted an invitation to play in the 88th East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on January 19, 2013.

Williams, a 5-foot-8, 189-pound senior running back from Las Vegas, Nev. (Valley HS), is the first Aggie to play in the East-West Shrine Game since De’von Hall participated in the 84th annual game.

On the season, Williams ranks first in the Western Athletic Conference and 11th in the nation in all-purpose yards (163.0 pg), as well as first in the WAC and 23rd in the nation in rushing with 106.42 yards per game. Furthermore, Williams leads the team in rushing yards (1,277), rushing touchdowns (12), receiving yards (663), receptions (43), all-purpose yards (1,956) and scoring (102), while also being tied for the most receiving touchdowns with five.

For his career, Williams ranks first in USU history, second in the WAC and 18th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,659. He also ranks first in school history in kickoff return yards (3,390), kickoff returns (135), sixth in rushing average per carry (6.3), eighth in rushing yards (2,280), eighth in rushing touchdowns (19) and ninth in total touchdowns (25).

The game will kick off at 2 p.m. (MT) on Saturday Jan. 19 and will be televised nationally on the NFL Network and aired nationally on EWSG Radio Network hosted by Tunein Radio.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.