Dom Williams & his milestone day vs. OSU

HOW BIG WAS the day Washington State receiver Dom Williams fired up Saturday against Oregon State? So big that Mike Leach, a man not given to hyperbole, not only praised teh fifth-year senior's receiving and blocking but said the Pomona, Calif., product may be the most improved player on the team.

And that's notable, the coach added, because Dom Williams is a senior.

What the coach didn't say is that Williams came into this season with 117 career catches for 19 TDs and nearly 2,000 yards. So to proclaim him arguably the most improved player on the team is saying a mouth full.

Williams teamed up with quarterback Luke Falk to torch the Beavers with 11 catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns. That's his one-game career high in receptions and his 158 yards marked the seventh time he's his the century mark, tying for seventh-most in WSU history.

Coupled with the last-second TD he scored a week ago in Eugene to send that game into overtime, Williams has turned in one of the most memorable back-to-back receiving efforts in recent Cougar history.

And all of it was accomplished with the pain of his grandmother's recent death in his back pocket. Williams was extremely close to his grandmother -- she actually raised him -- as CF.C wrote about this past summer.

Williams' work is elevating his name among the most prolific receivers in Cougar history. His last-second heroics at Oregon moved him past legendary Hugh Campbell on the all-time TD receptions into a tie with Marquess Wilson for second. Williams' first-quarter TD reception against the Beavers put him in sole possession of second place, with 24, and his second-quarter scoring catch moved him to within seven of all-time leader Jason Hill, who posted 32 while in crimson and gray.


WITH THIS 3-YARD TD CATCH FROM LUKE FALK MIDWAY THROUGH THE FIRST QUARTER ON SATURDAY, DOM WILLIAMS MOVED INTO SOLE POSSESSION OF NO. 2 ON WSU'S ALL-TIME SCORING RECEPTIONS LIST .




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