On the opening day of the 2015 college football season, the Clemson Tigers experienced a pretty scary injury. Wide receiver Mike Williams caught a touchdown and then went neck-first into the goalpost.
He was taken off the field on a stretcher and has since been trying to recover enough to get back to the field. Head coach Dabo Swinney gave a pretty promising update on the receiver as he has been cleared for all football activities, despite not being able to hit this spring.
Clemson WR Mike Williams (broken neck, Sept 5) is cleared for all football activities. As a precaution, he will not get tackled in practice.
— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) February 29, 2016
This could be huge news for the Tigers as he was looking to have a big impact on their offense in 2015. During his sophomore year in 2014, Williams caught 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns.
Williams will likely be able to play another two years for the Tigers, but if he has the season he was expected to in 2015, then he would likely consider leaving for the NFL.
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