The most recent Heisman Trophy winner got to celebrate his win for the first time in front of hometown fans on Saturday (April 15) when USC quarterback Caleb Williams was presented with the bronze statue at the Trojans’ Spring Game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Williams was joined by his parents, a handful of recently graduated seniors on hand for the game and over 25,000 Trojan fans who together celebrated the moment.
The trophy presented to Williams — a replica of the one he received in New York in December — will reside in USC’s Heritage Hall, where it will join others won by the Trojans.
The rising junior didn’t see much action in the Trojans’ Spring Game, attempting only two passes among the three snaps he took.
One of those passes, however, was a 10-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Mario Williams.
USC Head Coach Lincoln Riley explained after the Spring Game how Williams’ growth is continuing as the quarterback moves through his second season with the Trojans.
“There’s learning the position, there’s learning the offense, there’s learning the routes, there’s learning how to execute. And then you take it and the game situation can change a lot of that and you have to be able to process that so quickly,” Riley said to ESPN. “We’ve really worked hard on that. It was good last year, it needs to be great this year.”
Complementing the trophy presentation, the Heisman Trophy Trust committed a $25,000 donation to Williams’ charity, Caleb Cares, which aims to “prevent bullying, promote kindness and empower youth.”