Kasen Williams will go down as one of the most productive receivers in Husky history. The first half of this season has been the least productive stretch of his distinguished career.
Williams has no catches and only one target over the past two games, and Monday he was listed on UW’s official depth chart as a backup at one wideout spot, behind sophomore John Ross III.
Williams, who ranks fourth all-time at UW with 148 career receptions, has just six catches for 47 yards and one touchdown in seven games for the Huskies (5-2, 1-2) this season.
“We try to move him a little bit inside, maybe a little bit more as an inside slot receiver,” UW coach Chris Petersen said Monday. “Try to get him the ball outside, tried to make the tough play. Those things happen. That’s a hard one. You guys ask (about Williams) every week and we do too.”
The 6-foot-3, 217-pound Williams, a senior from Sammamish, missed the second half of the 2013 season after breaking his left fibula and suffering a fracture in his left foot while trying to making a leap catch.
“That was a pretty significant injury he had,” Petersen said. “I wasn’t here before. I’ve seen tape and all those things. But I know it’s a factor. I can say that.”
UW Career Receptions Leaders Rec. Yds. Avg. TD
1. Reggie Williams (2001-03) 243 3,598 14.8 22
2. Jermaine Kearse (2008-11) 180 2,871 15.9 29
3. Paul Skansi (1979-82) 161 1,992 12.4 15
4. Kasen Williams (2011-) 148 1,773 12.0 14
A. Seferian-Jenkins (2011-13) 146 1,838 12.6 21