Tay Willis
    Tay  Willis


    Newnan, Ga.

    High School:
    East Coweta

    Last College:
    Highland CC

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 169




    Seven Salukis earn All-MVFC honors

    Pruitt, Willis earn first-team All-MVFC


    Salukis snap three-game skid with 32-22 win over Missouri State

    Redshirt freshman Camer Walter runs for 210 yards


    Coach Lennon football press conference transcript

    Lennon met with the media in advance of SIU's season opener on Thursday, Aug. 28, vs Taylor in Saluki Stadium


    Saluki wide receiver Tay Willis has speed to burn

    Recap of Day 3 of Saluki Football camp


    Willis named to CFPA Kick Returner Award Watch List

    Becomes fifth SIU player on a CFPA Watch List


    Football vs. Illinois State

    Football vs. Illinois State Nov. 22, 2014


    Football vs. Northern Iowa

    Football vs. Northern Iowa Photo Gallery

    2014 (Senior)
    2014 Game-by-Game
    Played in all 12 games and started eightâ¦First-team All-MVFC as a return specialistâ¦Led the MVFC and ranked 12th nationally in total kick return yards (870)â¦School-record 870 kick return yardsâ¦Ranked second in the conference and 16th nationally with a 26.4 kick return averageâ¦Ranked fifth in the MVFC in all-purpose yardsâ¦Second on the team with 47 receptions, 624 receiving yards and six receiving touchdownsâ¦Also rushed 22 times for 98 yardsâ¦Averaged 26.4 yards on 33 kick returnsâ¦Led the team in all-purpose yards (1,592) and all-purpose yards per game (132.7)â¦Had three 60-yard receptions, recording a 60-yarder against Southeast Missouri, a 62-yarder at Youngstown State and a 61-yarder at Illinois Stateâ¦Recorded kick returns of 38, 43, 60, 75 and 86 yardsâ¦His 86-yard kick return against Western Illinois set up a Saluki touchdownâ¦Season-best two touchdown receptions at Missouri State.

    2013 (Junior)
    2013 Game-by-Game
    Played in all 12 games and made three starts...Used as a running back, slot receiver and kick returner...Second on the team with 321 rushing yards...Averaged 5.3 yards per carry, highest on the team among those with more than one rushing attempt...Returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown against Missouri State...Fourth on the team with 794 all-purpose yards...Set season highs with 49 rushing yards and six receptions for 41 yards against Eastern Illinois.

    Prior to SIU
    Rushed for 906 yards and six touchdowns in two seasons at Highland CC...All-Jayhawk Conference honorable mention in 2010 and 2011...Sat out the 2012 season.

    High School
    As a senior at East Coweta (Ga.) High School, ran for 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns... In his final two years of high school, ran for 3,361 yards and 39 touchdowns...Named All-Region and All-State as a senior.

    Full name is Latavious Willis...Born on Aug. 22, 1991...Mother's name is Lateshia Willis-Warner...University studies major.