Korey Williams, Sioux Falls Storm, Special Teams Player of the Year

Korey Williams, Sioux Falls Storm, Special Teams Player of the Year

Special Teams Player of the Year: Korey Williams (WR/RB, Sioux Falls Storm)

Sioux Falls Storm WR/RB Korey Williams is the 2016 IFL Special Teams Player of the Year. Returning to the Storm after spending several seasons in the CFL, Williams immediately added his explosive speed to the Storm's special teams unit, making it one of the most dangerous in the IFL.

Williams (5'11,185, Northwestern Oklahoma St.) made his mark quickly for the Storm having a kickoff return for a touchdown in his first game in 2016. Williams would then follow that with five more kickoff return touchdowns during the season. Williams' six total return touchdowns led the IFL and is the most by any IFL player since 2009, the league's inaugural season. 

Williams finished the season among the league leaders with 49 kick returns for 1,000 yards.  The explosive kick returner also added to the dynamic Sioux Falls offense as he pulled in 52 receptions for 571 yards and 10 touchdowns. In addition, he added 350 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns. In total, Williams accounted for 34 touchdowns and 1,921 all-purpose yards during 2016. 

At the conclusion of the regular season, Williams was named First Team All-IFL Kick Returner.