Blake Williamson came into his redshirt freshman season in 1992 season as a backup to senior Wright Mitchell. Mitchell started the first four games, all losses, then gave way to Williamson, who then gave way to some long-haired Yankee that re-wrote half the Carolina record book.
Williamson still saw a considerable amount of action even after Taneyhill took over, mostly in red zone situations. He scored a critical late TD against Vanderbilt in 1992, but will mostly be remembered for a little piece of razzle dazzle on a soggy night in Baton Rouge in 1994 when he took a throwback pass for a touchdown in that victory. (See “Trickery against LSU” clip; hat tip to Cockytalk.)
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