Player in Focus: Daryl Williams

Senior tackle, offensive line will be on full display Saturday

The Oklahoma offensive line will be on full display against TCU this Saturday, and with that comes exposure for the Sooners’ top run blocker.

Daryl Williams, who is one of many current players from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, has taken his game to another level, leading Oklahoma to one of the top rushing attacks in the country.

The Sooners are leaning on a power running system, and behind Williams, it’s working.

They’ll be on full alert with a major test this weekend.

“They’re good on defense,” Williams said. “They’re good and technically sound. . . . I just worry about my job and my offensive line and what we have to do.”

Williams’ family will be able to attend the game. It’s just a 30-minute ride from his home. His fiancée’s parents will even be there some time during the next two weeks, when Oklahoma travels twice to the Metroplex.

“It’s a good thing being a guy from Texas,” William said.

Williams once thought about attending TCU, and he even attend the school’s junior day. That was all until the Sooners came calling.

“I did, but Oklahoma came up,” Williams said.

New offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh showed up two years ago and has changed the culture of Oklahoma’s offensive line. They are perfectly suited for a power running style, behind an offensive line that would be the second-largest front five in the NFL.

Williams is the best of the unit. He’s a true power blocking right tackle.

In the past two years since TCU joined the Big 12, the Horned Frogs have allowed the fewest points to the Sooners. They played Oklahoma the toughest, and it’ll be up to Williams and his crew to break up the stacked box in front of them Saturday.

“Whatever team we play, week in and week out, we just want to beat them,” he said.


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