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Kristoff Williams no longer on WSU roster

After a breakout season last year Kristoff Williams has had a quiet 2014. Now Mike Leach and Washington State announce that he is no longer on the team's roster.

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Washington State wide receiver Kristoff Williams is no longer on the Cougar roster, Mike Leach told reporters prior to practice on Tuesday. The senior had only appeared in the first two games of the year, where he started at Z receiver and returned kicks. He had been in and out of practice and up and down the depth chart since that point.

Williams has had a solid career in Pullman. Last year, in something many thought would be a breakout year, he tallied up 490 yards through 51 receptions, the 3rd most on the team that season. Williams also appeared on the Pac-12 all-academic team twice, as an honorable mention his sophomore year in 2012 and as a first-team selection as a junior.

When a player gets removed from a team's roster, our minds tend to jump to the most nefarious circumstance. With Williams, however, appear to be to allow Williams to focus on his future career:

Thorpe also notes in the comments of a recent article that Williams has already taken his LSATs and is persuing a career as a judge. Williams has a good head on his shoulders and we wish him the best in his bright future. As for the Cougars, their newly released depth chart for the USC game shows Dom Williams replacing Kristoff Williams as the back up Z receiver in addition to the role the depth chart has shown him in all season, back up X receiver.


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