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Penn State Football: Williams Set To Join Radio Broadcast

by on August 29, 2016 11:02 AM

A familiar name will be joining the Penn State radio broadcast team.

Announced on Monday morning, former Nittany Lion standout receiver Derrick Williams will be a part of the Penn State Sports Network broadcast team as a sideline reporter. Williams joins longtime play-by-play man Steve Jones, and analyst and former Penn State linebacker Jack Ham on all broadcasts this season.

While at Penn State Williams earned All-Big Ten first team honors in 2008 to go along with Walter Camp and Sporting News All-American second team accolades. He ranks 12th in program history in receiving yards (1,743), fourth in receptions (161) and sixth in all-purpose yards (4,156). As a senior, Williams caught 44 passes for 485 yards and three touchdowns, while also running for 243 yards and three scores.

Following his career at Penn State the speedy Williams was selected in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft, the highest Nittany Lion selected that year. He spent two seasons with the Lions and parts of seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. Williams currently sells medical devices in his home state of Maryland.

Jones and Ham are in their 17th season sharing the broadcast booth for the Penn State Sports Network.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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