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Dion Williams anchoring new-look Montana Tech receiving core

Posted at 4:25 PM, Mar 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:56:09-04

BUTTE — There is a lot of turnover for Montana Tech’s receiving core in 2018. The second, third, and fourth receivers from a season ago have graduated from the program.

Almost 1500 yards and 13 touchdowns will now need to be filled.

Luckily, an improving Dion Williams will bite into a chunk of that missing production.

The fifth-year senior will be a nightmare for opposing defenses this fall, as he has been for each of the last two seasons, combining for nearly 2,000 receiving yards. Last year, he set a Montana Tech single-season record for receptions with 77 and became just the third pass-catcher in school history to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark. He is on pace, statistically, to be the best wide receiver to put on an Oredigger uniform. He has one final season and Butte, and you can bet he’s ready to go out in style.

“I’m feeling good, I’m excited to be here and be able to have this opportunity to play,” he said. “It’s been a long time coming, but it’s here and I’m ready to ball out.”

Williams balled out in the team’s scrimmage on Friday afternoon, and an already-impressed Chuck Morrell was made even happier.

“He’s looked as good as he’s ever looked right now,” he said.”(He’s) just making big strides in everything…he’s got the complete package here going into his fifth year.”

The California native made strides last fall, and he’s looking to somehow get even better.

“This upcoming year, I plan to do more than what I did last year, you know, add upon that.”