Monday, May 21, 2007

Williams ends Football Career

Jill Painter is reporting on Dohn's blog that running back Derrick Williams is ending his career as a UCLA football player. Williams has had a lot of concussions over the last two years and this wasn't entirely unexpected. He suffered his latest injury during a spring practice and had a number doctors examine him. I think this is the right decision because you don't want to mess around with concussions. The more you have them the more likely you are to get them in the future and cause permanent damage.

This opens up the running back rotation and I think incoming freshman Raymond Carter will definitely see some more minutes this fall. Williams was the fastest back on the roster last season and Carter, who runs track at Crenshaw, will now be the only speedster in the bunch.