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Dealing with loss of grandmother, Dom Williams has career day

Oct 17, 2015

It has been a rough couple of weeks personally for Washington State wide receiver Dom Williams after the passing of his grandmother, who raised him from the time he was born (read the Seattle Times’ Stefanie Loh’s story on Williams to get the whole background story).

Football-wise, though, Williams has been a monster. After hauling in the game-tying touchdown pass with one second left in the fourth in against Oregon last week, Williams amassed a career-high 158 receiving yards in WSU's 52-31 triumph over Oregon State Saturday afternoon in Pullman.

[Related: Washington State's offense dominates in win over Oregon State]

Less than two weeks after his grandmother’s death and just a few days removed from attending her funeral in southern California, Williams caught 11 passes and two touchdowns. His 25 career touchdown receptions are second most all-time in program history (he took sole possession from Marquess Wilson on Saturday), and he needs eight more to surpass the benchmark of 32 set by Jason Hill (2003-06).

Williams and the Cougars are 4-2 at the halfway point of the 2015 campaign, giving Washington State one more win than it had all of 2014.