Colorado State reinstates WR Williams

Colorado State wide receiver Preston Williams’ team suspension was lifted on the first day of fall camp

Colorado State wide receiver Preston Williams’ team suspension was lifted on the first day of fall camp, Rams coach Mike Bobo announced Friday.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Williams, a former five-star recruit who transferred to Colorado State from Tennessee in 2017, was suspended last fall after he was arrested on an misdemeanor assault charge in an alleged incident that involved his girlfriend. He pleaded guilty in January and was given a deferred sentence.

Bobo had said Tuesday at the Mountain West Conference media day in Las Vegas that Williams remained suspended. He had been allowed to participate in spring practice but not play in the spring game.

Williams is one of several newcomers who could receive immediate playing time this fall at Colorado State. The others include Washington transfer quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels, Rice transfer cornerback V.J. Banks and Louisville transfer offensive tackle T.J. Roundtree.

The athletically gifted Williams could step into the No. 1 receiver role in the Rams’ offense after the departure of wide receiver Michael Gallup.

In two seasons at Tennessee, Williams saw action in 12 games (three starts) and totaled 16 receptions for 249 yards and two touchdowns.

Colorado State opens its season on Aug. 25 against Hawaii.

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