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Anthony Williams Now In Mix At Wide Receiver

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The Fighting Illini football team employed three true freshmen as receivers last fall, and all played well. A lot of people forget there is a fourth freshman waiting in the wings. Virginian Anthony Williams spent his redshirt year getting stronger and learning the offense. Now he's ready to make a contribution.

Anthony Williams came to Illinois from Chesapeake, Virginia, as a tall, slender receiver prospect. He redshirted while fellow freshmen Darius Millines, Ryan Lankford and Spencer Harris saw playing time last fall. Was it difficult to watch while your buddies played? "It was at the beginning, but I knew I had to get better and get stronger in the weight room. I need to make more plays to play...

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