Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Former UConn RB Williams enrolled at ASA College

With the news that former UConn running back Lyle McCombs, the Huskies' leading rusher in each of the last three seasons, is enrolled at Rhode Island it got me wondering where the other players who have departed from UConn for one reason or another have landed.

The only new news I can report is that former running back Joe Williams is on the roster at ASA College in New York, which begins the season ranked No. 7 in the National Junior College Athletic Association national poll after posting a 9-1 record a season ago.

Williams came to UConn with plenty of hype out of Fork Union Military Academy. He enrolled at UConn for the spring semester in 2012 and took part in spring practice. I still remember in my first sit-down interview with then UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni when I was assigned to cover the team that Pasqualoni mentioned how much potential Williams had. However, his final career totals were three carries for nine yards all coming in a 2012 game against Temple.

A season ago Williams was suspended before the season started due to larceny charges and was never reinstated. He is listed as a sophomore on the ASA College so if he can have a strong season he can making his way back to a Division I team for his final two seasons of eligibility.

According to the ESPN box score, former UConn receiver Nick Williams was only targeted twice in the Washington Redskins' 24-23 win over the Cleveland Browns but he made the second one count as he caught the game-winning 30-yard touchdown pass for the Redskins.

There is also a video of an impressive catch in Buffalo Bills practice by former UConn receiver Marcus Easley.

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