Jim Hawkins, Inside Carolina

UNC RB Ty'Son Williams Transferring

The South Carolina native played in six games in 2015.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Sophomore running back Ty’Son Williams is transferring from North Carolina 18 months after enrolling, a UNC official confirmed on Thursday.

The Sumter, S.C. product earned his first career snap in UNC’s season opener against South Carolina on Sept. 3 and appeared in six games overall, rushing for 57 yards on 19 carries and catching one pass for no gain. The 6-foot, 220-pound tailback rushed for career highs in carries (10) and yards (31) in UNC’s 66-31 win over Duke on Nov. 7.

The Fayetteville Observer first reported the news.

Williams, a four-star recruit out of Crestwood High School, was listed on the two-deep coming out of training camp and played in UNC’s first five games before sitting out eight of the final nine contests, due in part to injuries. He was also limited due to injury during spring practice. 

Williams’s next stop has not been announced publicly. He grew up a Georgia fan and received scholarship offers from the Bulldogs, South Carolina and Notre Dame, among others.


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