Kasen Williams’ football season ends with Huskies
November 5, 2013
Skyline High School graduate Kasen Williams will miss the remainder of his junior season with the Washington Huskies football team after sustaining a broken foot in an Oct. 26 game against California.
Williams, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound wide receiver, is expected to need two to four months to recover after a successful surgery Oct. 29, Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian said.
Williams was having a strong season prior to the injury, which occurred when Cal’s Kameron Jackson tackled him during the second quarter. He was third on the team with 29 receptions and 421 receiving yards, and he led the Huskies in both categories in 2012.
“We’ll get a better gauge as it goes,” Sarkisian said of Williams’ recovery process. “We won’t rush him back. We have plenty of time. And he’s been in this system so he understands it. When he comes back he’ll be fresh, ready to go and he’ll play great football for us.”
Williams was an All-Pac-12 Conference selection last season, and he was one of the state’s best high-school players at Skyline, finishing his prep career with 235 catches for 4,121 yards and 56 touchdowns. He was named the Parade All-America National Player of the Year as a senior in 2010.
Former Issaquah punter earns national honors
Issaquah High School graduate Taylor Wyman, now a punter on the Willamette University football team, earned Beyond Sports Network’s national Special Teams Athlete of the Week Award.
The honor comes after Wyman’s Oct. 19 performance against Lewis & Clark College, when Willamette defeated the Pioneers, 56-30.
Wyman averaged an impressive 54 yards per punt on a total of four punts during the game. Two of his punts were almost downed by the Bearcats inside the 10-yard line, but went into the end zone for touchbacks.
His longest punt of the game covered 66 yards, just one yard short of Willamette’s school record.