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Williams leaves Illinois with a mixed legacy

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- As Juice Williams got ready to play his last college game last week he told reporters he isn't sure what his legacy at Illinois will be.

Williams is the school's all-time leader in offensive production. And he led the 120-year-old football program to one of its five Rose Bowls.

Yet Williams told reporters that if the fans don't appreciate him he doesn't have much of a legacy.

Williams' career at Illinois has been a roller coaster ride. Sandwiched around that Rose Bowl trip were three losing seasons.

Illini coach Ron Zook praises Williams for working hard, playing hurt and not complaining. Zook calls Williams a winner.

NFL talent expert Gil Brandt thinks he can play in the NFL, although probably not at quarterback.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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