BYU grad transfer RB Ty’Son Williams left the game with an injury right before halftime of the Washington game Saturday afternoon, and will not be back the rest of the season, he announced on his social media accounts Sunday evening.
“Unfortunately my 2019 season has come to an end due to an ACL [t]ear 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,’” reads Ty’Son’s tweet.
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.”— Ty'Son Williams (@juicewilliams__) September 22, 2019
Ty’Son went down after a 16-yard reception for a first down with less than a minute left in the half. He was eventually helped off the field but never returned in the game. After the game, TE Matt Bushman said he spoke with Williams, and that Williams was confident the injury was nothing major. That makes the news even more devastating.
Williams would be eligible for a 6th year waiver, but it’s unclear if he will go that route — Or if he would be granted the waiver if he did. BYU is the third school Williams has played at. He used his redshirt year when he transferred from UNC to South Carolina.
Williams had 49 carries for 264 yards and 3 TDs (including that game-winner in double overtime at Tennessee) so far on the season, and was already proving to be a huge part of BYU’s offense.
In keeping with the theme of bad news, BYU Head Coach Kalani Sitake also announced Saturday that Zayne Anderson, who has played at linebacker and safety, will also miss the rest of this 2019 season. Anderson would be eligible for a 6th year waiver as well, and is probably pretty likely to apply for that.
With both Anderson and Williams, time will tell, and we’ll keep you posted. For now, we are wishing a speedy recovery to both players.
It'll be interesting to see if Ty'Son applies for a medical hardship waiver. No guarantees with the NCAA. Also, grad school isn't the easiest thing. Williams was a pre-season watch list player for the Senior Bowl so he was likely on NFL radars. #BYU— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) September 22, 2019