Ty’Son Williams‘s career has come to a premature end, as the running back revealed on Twitter on Sunday that he has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.
A graduate transfer from South Carolina, Williams actually signed with North Carolina out of Sumter, S.C., but transferred to Columbia and spent three years with the Gamecocks. After totaling 165 carries in two seasons on South Carolina’s active roster. Williams was enjoying the usage he never got at his first two schools. He rushed a career-high 17 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns in BYU’s win at Tennessee, then bested that mark a week later, carrying 19 times for 99 yards in the Cougars’ 30-27 win over No. 21 USC on Sept. 14.
“Unfortunately my 2019 season has come to an end due to an ACL year in my left knee,” Williams wrote on social media. “Having no regrets as every time I gave it my all when I was out there. I appreciate all my family and friends reaching out as I always say “I love y’all.”
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”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,”plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Unfortunately my 2019 season has come to an end due to an ACL year in my left knee. Having no regrets as every time I gave it my all when I was out there. I appreciate all my family and friends reaching out as I always say “I love y’all.” Unsure of what the next chapter holds, but I know the LORD will be envolved so Ihave no worries. To my brothers I leave out there on the field finish the mission we still have everything ahead of us. Go Cougs!💙 #RoadtoRecovery#Juice
Williams carried six times for 28 yards in BYU’s loss to No. 17 Washington on Saturday.
For the year, Williams rushed 49 times for 264 yards and three touchdowns.
Williams used a redshirt in leaving North Carolina for South Carolina, so he would have to appeal to the NCAA for a medical hardship to return for a sixth season in 2020 — and he passed the 4-game threshold this season. As a graduate transfer, Williams owns a Bachelor’s degree from South Carolina and is pursuing a Master’s in communications at BYU.