DSU linebacker David Williams likely lost for season

Dickinson State junior linebacker David Williams tries to tackle Rocky Mountain tailback Mickey Payne on Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Badlands Activities Center. Williams, a starter at inside linebacker, was lost for the season with a left shoulder injury.

Dickinson State’s David Williams, a junior college transfer at inside linebacker, is likely out for the season after dislocating and separating his left shoulder and breaking his clavicle bone during the second quarter of last week’s game.

Williams had just two tackles but was in on several plays before he was sidelined.

“He’s probably our most gifted linebacker,” DSU head coach Hank Biesiot said. “He’s really good in pass coverage. Our guys really like him that way. He’s got good size, good ability. He’s definitely going to be missed.”

The Seaside, Calif., native who transferred from Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula Community College said he will have surgery and would like to try and play again this season. More likely though is that he will be out and apply for a medical redshirt season to retain two years of eligibility.

“Hopefully I can go get the surgery, hopefully a speedy recovery,” Williams said. “That’s hoping for the best. If not, a medical redshirt, come back 100 percent next year. In the long run, to tell you the truth, medical redshirt is probably the best. Then I could be 100 percent and come back way effective more next

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