Jamaal Williams, BYU’s leading rusher from a year ago, has withdrawn from school and will redshirt the 2015 season, the school announced Thursday.
“Jamaal has withdrawn from school for personal reasons and will redshirt the 2015 season,” BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said in a school news release. “We plan on Jamaal returning for the 2016 season.”
Williams led the Cougars with 518 rushing yards before suffering a knee injury against Middle Tennessee that cut his season five games short. Williams missed spring football while recovering, but said during media day he thought he’d be ready for the season opener against Nebraska.
Williams, a senior, has rushed for 2,626 yards and 23 touchdowns during his BYU career and needs just 930 yards to surpass Harvey Unga as the Cougars’ all-time leading rusher.
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