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Texas WR Malcolm Williams done with football

Malcolm Williams, Xavier Webb

In all likelihood, Texas is still trying to figure out who will be the starting quarterback for the Longhorns this fall — be it incumbent starter Garrett Gilbert, or one of his several backups in Case McCoy, David Ash or Connor Wood.

Whoever ends up chucking the pigskin for the ‘Horns, though, will have one less receiver to which to throw. According to a tweet from OrangeBloods’ Chip Brown, Texas coach Mack Brown announced that senior receiver Malcolm Williams will give up football because of family matters.

“He’s had some tough things happen that would be tough for all of us, that got tougher in the summer. He was planning on playing, but some more things popped up. This morning, we talked. I want what’s best for him. I wish him well,” Brown said.

Williams, a huge target at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, had 24 receptions for 334 yards and a pair of touchdowns in what was, by practically all accounts, a disastrous 5-7 season for the Longhorns in 2010.

Williams’ departure, coupled with Marquise Goodwin‘s decision to redshirt the 2011 season to focus on track, leaves Texas relatively thin at the WR spot.

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4 Responses to “Texas WR Malcolm Williams done with football”
  1. centexhorn says: Aug 4, 2011 6:51 PM

    And no one has any idea why. This could be devastating for us.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Aug 4, 2011 7:01 PM

    DJ Grant may finally see the field.

  3. burntorangehorn says: Aug 4, 2011 9:32 PM

    Ben, you forgot to mention the departures of receivers Greg Timmons and Brock Fitzhenry, but this doesn’t really leave Texas all that thin. They have six second- and third-year players who were four- or five-star recruits, plus two big-time incoming freshmen.

    Coming off 2010, it’d be hard for UT to not see an improvement at WR, especially with one of the nation’s top WR coaches in place of the departed Bobby Kennedy.

  4. adammwilson says: Aug 5, 2011 9:00 AM

    M. Williams was going to be Texas #1 WR. This hurts BIG time.

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