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Link: CoShik Williams makes name for himself at UK

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CoShik Williams led UK in rushing yards and touchdowns as a junior. (Brett Marshall, UK Athletics) CoShik Williams led UK in rushing yards and touchdowns as a junior. (Brett Marshall, UK Athletics)
Coming into this football season, CoShik Williams was somewhat of an afterthought. With Raymond Sanders penciled in as Kentucky's starter and gifted newcomers like Josh Clemons and Marcus Caffey coming in, the 5-foot-9 junior walkon was not expected to make a major impact.

However, due to injuries and, more importantly, his own hard work and persistence, Williams found himself as UK's featured back throughout much of the latter portion of the season. He finished the season as the team leader in rushing yards (486) and touchdowns (three), while putting together big-time performances in UK's two best wins of the year.

He rolled up 111 yards and two touchdowns in a defeat of Ole Miss and in the season finale against Tennessee scored the game-winning touchdown that ended a 26-year losing streak at the hands of the Volunteers.

Williams was written about this week in one of his home state newspapers in Georgia. Here's an excerpt, but make sure you take a look at the complete piece:

CoShik's success comes despite a less than imposing frame, something that he has battled to overcome since his record-setting days at Hiram.

At 5-foot-8 and less than 170 pounds coming out of high school, college recruiters considered him too small to play at the next level. Months after other less accomplished high school players signed their letters of intent, Williams opted to walk on at Kentucky in the fall of 2008.

"It was tough to know you're on the bottom of the totem pole," said Williams who was turned on to Kentucky by former Hiram and Kentucky star Trevard Lindley. "I knew I had to come in and work hard, harder that anybody else just to get noticed and that's what I did."


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