Seminole Spotlight: Williams Shines at RB

By: Jason Kahn Email
By: Jason Kahn Email

Tallahassee, FL - Jimbo Fisher has never shied away from changing players positions (without their consent, of course). First-round NFL Draft pick Xavier Rhodes came to FSU as a wide receiver. Rhodes immediately switched to cornerback. Cameron Erving, Giorgio Newberry, Chad Abram are part of a large list of Seminoles who have also made a position change under Fisher.

Karlos Williams appears to be another success story. The former safety turned running back took his first collegiate carry for a touchdown.

"I thought I was just gonna get a couple of inside runs, you know just get used to the speed of the game," he said. "But, we took a TV timeout, Coach Fisher gave me the call and I guess it was the perfect call for me."

That call resulted in a 65-yard score. He would finish with 110 yards.

"When the ball is in his hands, he's making the right cuts," said Jimbo Fisher, FSU's head football coach. "That's what I said has been very natural, but he's picking up other parts of the offense, but again we have Wilder and Freeman."

James Wilder, Jr. and Devonta Freeman make it three running backs with more than 100 yards in two games this season. And freshman Ryan Green has more than 80 on the ground.

"We know there's a lot of us that can carry the ball, can carry the load," Williams said. "So, I would say it gives us great depth, great talent."

Williams has plenty of catching up to do, his second week at his new position.

"I do miss my defensive guys," he said. "That bully, that hard-nosed mentality because you go out and hitting people and now you're trying to dodge the hits on offense."

It's something he can get used to and quite possibly the last time he'll be changing positions.


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