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October 21, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Redshirt freshman QB Troy Williams takes all first-team practice reps for UW offense

Redshirt freshman Troy Williams relieved the injured Cyler Miles in the fourth quarter at Oregon on Saturday. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Redshirt freshman Troy Williams relieved the injured Cyler Miles in the fourth quarter at Oregon on Saturday. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Troy Williams, UW’s redshirt freshman quarterback, took all of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice today as sophomore Cyler Miles continues to recover from concussion-like symptoms.

“He hasn’t turned the ball over and he’s making good decisions,” UW junior receiver Jaydon Mickens said after practice. “He’s throwing the ball away when he needs to, and he’s also using his legs — as you saw in the Oregon game. He’s growing up every day.”

Miles was injured early in the fourth quarter against Oregon.

Williams, in his most extensive action for UW, was 5 of 10 passing for 37 yards in relief of Miles. He also ran five times for 28 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown run, the first TD of his career.

UW coach Chris Petersen said Monday that the plan was for Miles to start against Arizona State on Saturday at Husky Stadium (7:45 p.m., ESPN). That’s if Miles is cleared, of course.

“This day and age, everybody’s hypersensitive and very cautious (with concussions), and rightly so,” Petersen said.

If Miles is not cleared, the 6-foot-2, 194-pound Williams would be in line for his first start for UW.

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