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Ashante Williams Coming On At Linebacker

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Every college football team needs talented and experienced depth to withstand a long, grueling season. No matter how many stars you have in your starting group, you need replacements who are ready to contribute also. Outside linebacker Ashante Williams has paid his dues, and now he's battling for a possible starting role.

Ashante Williams played running back at Mayfield, Ohio. He was moved to cornerback at Illinois and played there his redshirt season. He played safety and nickel back last year but was moved to outside linebacker in the spring. As he explains, the new role combines aspects of his previous assignments. "It's fun, I like it. I told you last year I like to hit people, so it's more like a...

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