January 17, 2011 - Southern Indoor Football League (SIFL) - Erie Explosion
(Erie, PA)- The Erie Explosion have announced the signing of Erie native Maurice Williams to a contract for the 2011 season. Williams (6'3, 185) accepted a scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh, following a standout high school career at Strong Vincent High School in which he was rated as the number four prospect in the state of Pennsylvania. In 2007 he immediately made his presence felt at PITT as he saw time at wide receiver as a true freshman. Williams finished his freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh with 5 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown, and 47 yards rushing on just 6 attempts as a true freshman.
Williams had a decorated high school career at Strong Vincent High School which including him being named a SuperPrep All-American, and being selected to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team as a defensive back following his senior season. A three-year starter who led Strong Vincent to three district playoff berths, a district title, one state playoff berth and a combined 29-8 mark, while earning all-region honors as a defensive back and quarterback. He was rated the nation's No. 13 receiver by SuperPrep ,one of the top 40 receiver prospects in the country by Scout.com and Rivals.com, and was selected to play in the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.
"Moe Williams is a very talented and athletic player who has the ability to contribute at a number of positions for us this season. Probably the number one thing that comes to mind with Moe is just pure speed, which will translate well to the indoor game and our style of play on the offensive side of the ball. He is a raw and untapped talent who will have the ability to use this opportunity with our franchise as a springboard to other professional opportunities", commented Erie Explosion Head Coach Shawn Liotta.
The Erie Explosion, proud members of the SIFL, will open training camp on March 4th 2011. For more information on Erie Professional Indoor Football and the Southern Indoor Football League visit www.southernifl.com