Utah Ute football player and recent RM now on a mission to tackle

by | Aug. 17, 2009

Saints & Sports

Two concerns about returned-missionary football players are that they sometimes take as long as a year to get back into shape and that they often lose their aggressiveness. However, those don't seem to be a problem for Utah linebacker J.J. Williams. Williams returned from an LDS mission to the West Indies six months ago and has picked right back up from his freshman season in 2006, when he was the starter for the second half of the season. Although he's not listed as a starter on the depth chart, he's working his way into shape and will play a lot for the Utes this fall, according to his coaches. "I feel like I'm finally getting my legs back," he said. "It's just fun to be out there with the guys."
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