Steve Sarkisian hopes younger players can step up in place of Kasen Williams

Oct 19, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Kasen Williams (2), wide receiver DiAndre Campbell (19) and Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back Damarious Randall (3) during the game at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

With wide receiver Kasen Williams more than likely out for the remainder of the season due to a foot injury, Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian hopes some of the team’s younger players can step up in replacement duty. Sarkisian, in his Monday press conference, specifically mentioned special teams as an area where people will need to rise to the occassion:

Kasen’s a great player, don’t get me wrong. But this is a great opportunity to expand Jaydon’s role, to expand John Ross’ role, for Demore’ea Stringfellow to try to take the next step. I think what we saw from Marvin Hall in the punt return game has an opportunity to do some special things for us. So we’ve got good depth at the position. We’ll miss him because he’s a great player, but we’ve got good depth (The News Tribune).

Williams, a junior, had 421 receiving yards on the season. His numbers were slightly down from 2012, when he caught 77 passes for 878 yards.

We wish him the best in his recovery.

[Source: The News Tribune]

Topics: Kasen Williams, Washington Huskies

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