Williams, Christen honored by Big East

John F. Silver

The University of Connecticut senior defensive end Trevardo Williams and kicker Chad Christen were honored by the Big East on Monday.

Williams was named the conferences player of the week after his three sacks in Saturday’s 23-20 triple OT win over Louisville. Williams now has 11.5 sacks on the season and is the all-time leader in sacks at UConn with 30.5. Williams had seven tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks to key Connecticut’s defensive effort in the Huskies’ 23-20 triple-overtime win at No. 19/18 Louisville, keeping the Huskies in contention for bowl eligibility. He helped Connecticut hold Louisville to just 27 rushing yards, while the 20 points scored by Louisville were the fewest for the Cardinals this season. Williams has 30.5 sacks in his career, which puts him first among all active Big East players and second among active players nationally.

Christen was also named the special teams player of the week.  Christen scored 11 points, going 3-for-3 on field goal attempts and 2-for-2 on PATs to help Connecticut to a 23-20 triple-overtime win at No. 19/18 Louisville, giving the Huskies their second win against a top-25 team in school history. Christen hit a 39-yard field goal in the first quarter and a 37-yard kick in the first overtime period before he ended the game with a 30-yard field goal in the third OT