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Published: Thursday, May 23 2013 8:00 a.m. MDT

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Layton, UT

Good for Karl!

Hope he gets lots of chances to not only play, but to shine on the "big-time football" stage.

Go Utes.

Saratoga Springs, UT

What a great story, I just met him at the Layton vs Riverton baseball game the other day. What a great kid. If you follow Ute football this kid always does a great job everytime he gets a chance. Good luck to him and his family. Go Utes


Awesome special teams player, good blocker, tough runner, but most importantly humble and hardworking. Every team should have room for a Karl Williams.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT


Thank you for researching and writing this story.

Hard work and dedication can open up some amazing opportunities.

Best wishes to Karl and his young family.

Mesa, AZ

Karl has the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of our previous bruisers such as J. and M. Anderson, both of which went on to glory in The League.


Couldn't be happier for Karl about earning that scholarship. After seeing what he did in the spring game I'm very excited to see him play this year and see what he will be able to do with increased touches. Good luck this year to Karl Williams and the rest of the Utes.
Go Utes!!!

Highland, UT


Or he could "follow in the footsteps" of the more recent tailback at utah and head straight for Canada after graduation.

Pocatello, ID


You continue your obsession with trying tear down everything Utah related. It doesn't seem to matter whether it is the opinion of the fans, or performance of the team.

I'm curious as to why you and posters like you feel such a visceral need to tear everything down.

Again, here is a great story about a guy who has worked really hard, earned a schollie, and is in a position to contribute on the team, but all you can do is try to put a negative spin on a great story.

Las Vegas, NV

Nice job Karl. Hard work and perseverance does pay off. Kudos to DN on this story.

Go Utes!!


@ Duckhunter

"he's playing on one of the worst offenss in the NCAA.."

Funny when a nice story like this ruffles your duck feathers.

After watchig that horrible offense beat BYU the past three years, and 8 of the last 11, I guess it doesn't take much.


Mesa, AZ

Not only does JWIV not fall into the category of RB I stated, "Bruisers", but he will not only begin his career in Canada [How many byu RBs, overall, have EVER had the opportunity to begin their post-college careers anywhere, whatsoever, in the 1st-place? LOL], he'll do so having set numerous records at UTAH and with having straight brutalized byu on their home-field, to the tune of 174 rushing-yards and 3 TDs in UTAH's utterly dominate 54-10 victory. He also has the glorious-memory of kickin' it while witnessing byu incapable of taking advantage of his absence this last season and losing to UTAH, yet again. It's, literally, Groundhog's Day, annually, in this "rivalry", always ending in a victory for THE U. Good times.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Nice story; hope it works out for Karl and he has a great senior season.

navelvet would be so disappointed; he thinks all of our players were 4- and 5-star recruits.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Duckie, this was a wonderful heart warming story, but because it is about a Utah player, you feel the need to tear people down and be negative. Come on man... CTR! lol

West Valley, Utah

@pocyUte and sportsfan2k10
It is clear that neither of you frequent the message boards following articles about BYU where there are frequently ute fans scratching and clawing and tearing down BYU. I find it inappropriate to tear down the other team's fans regardless of who you affiliate yourself with. However, for the ignorant few giving duckhunter a hard time, why don't you read the comments left by other ignorant utah fans following BYU articles. They are far more numerous. I'm not a fan of either school but if you want to talk about which team is more successful a better determinant is total victories at season end - not who won the rivalry game.
SoCal forever!

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

@Dhunter You said "head straight for Canada" like that's a bad thing. Wassup?

Oceanside, CA

Re: Tajemnica

So his continued boorish behavior is justified in your eyes? Losers- figuratively and literally.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Duck nails it again! That last RB really struggled and Van Noy just dominated him.

Highland, UT

@herbert gravy

It isn't a "bad thing". For the uneducated, many of the utah "fans" on here made a lot of less than decent comments about how Max hall recently signed with a CFL team. None of the the utah "fans" on here that are upset by my comments about their boy going to the CFL had any problem at all with the dispraging remarks other utah "fans", and some of these outraged "fans" as well, posted in that article.

I personally have a great time exposing the hypocrisy and double standards of the utah "fans" on these boards. I have just done it again and I did it by copying their comments about Max Hall. It is fun to see how they think it is OK and the truth when it is a utah 'fan" doing the disparaging but they are outraged when a BYU fan returns the favor.

In otherwords they can dish it out but they cannot take, even when it is an exact situational reversal of something they did first. For instance pocyute had no problems with utah "fans" doing it to max, he is now outraged I'd say it about white.


Highland, UT


So me posting the truth, that utah's offense is one of the worst in the entire NCAA ranked below 100 for the last 2 years, is "boorish" yet utah "fans" like chris b or naval that make continuous comments about "mid majory, wacish, etc" BYU are making quality, truthful, posts?

Provo, UT

Yes duckhunter, keep fighting the good fight.

You don't look desperate or frantic or emotional at all.

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