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August 6, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Huskies morning links: Kasen Williams not taking senior year for granted

Senior receiver Kasen Williams returned to the field for his first team practice since a devastating leg injury last season. (Dean Rutz/Seattle Times)

Senior receiver Kasen Williams returned to the field for his first team practice since a devastating leg injury last season. (Dean Rutz/Seattle Times)

The Huskies are back out on the practice field at 10 a.m. today for their first full-squad workout.

Until then, make sure to check out Percy Allen‘s story on senior receiver Kasen Williams, whose competitive nature with his dad, former UW receiver Aaron Williams, helped him in his rehab from the season-ending leg injury he suffered.

“The injury has made him stronger,” said Aaron, 54, a forklift driver at Safeway Distribution. “It has really made him look at the future. He was taking some things for granted, thinking that it was just going to come to him. He was slotted for the NFL, and now he’s got to work at it.

“He’s got to get himself back. He was a good team player, but he’s more into his teammates now than he was before.”

Kasen admits a fourth year at Washington wasn’t the original plan when he arrived in 2011. He had hoped to join Bishop Sankey and Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who left UW with a year of eligibility remaining and were drafted by the NFL.

“Definitely those thoughts were in my head last year,” Kasen said. “I think that’s where I got sidetracked. I think I needed to learn something from (coach Chris Petersen) because he is such a good coach and there’s still things here that I haven’t accomplished yet.”

A few more links:

  •  Set your DVR: The Pac-12 Network will air two classic UW Rose Bowl victories today. As Bud Withers notes:

    First, the historic 44-8 beatdown of Wisconsin in the 1960 Rose Bowl is due up Wednesday at 9 p.m. More than any one game, this was the one that reversed Big Ten dominance over the conference and swung the power back toward the West. It was all engineered, of course, by legendary coach Jim Owens.

    At 9:30 p.m. Wednesday is the Washington victory, 28-0, over Iowa in the 1982 Rose Bowl, when freshman Jacque Robinson was MVP.

  • Here’s Dean Rutz‘s Day 2 photo gallery from fall camp.
  • More on Kasen Williams from Christian Caple.
  • UW Daily’s Day 2 wrapup.

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