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Boise State sophomore linebacker Williams announces intent to transfer

Desmond Williams’ hustle saves Boise State vs. Troy

Boise State linebacker Desmond Williams and coach Bryan Harsin explain the play of the game vs. Troy. (Video courtesy of Boise State)
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Boise State linebacker Desmond Williams and coach Bryan Harsin explain the play of the game vs. Troy. (Video courtesy of Boise State)

Boise State redshirt sophomore linebacker Desmond Williams announced Tuesday he plans to transfer.

A Corona, Calif., native, Williams had 28 tackles (five for loss) this season and was second on the team with two forced fumbles. He started in four games and ran a fumble back for a touchdown Nov. 16 at New Mexico. Playing the Broncos’ strongside position, he usually split time with sophomore Kekaula Kaniho, who started the other nine games this season.

In 2017, Williams had 30 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles. In his first-ever game for the Broncos, he forced a fumble at the goal line that prevented Troy from tying the game late in the third quarter in last season’s opener. He was Boise State’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year in 2016 during his redshirt year.

The Broncos (10-3) will play Boston College (7-5) in the First Responder Bowl in Dallas on Dec. 26.

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