St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
TampaBay.com
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather
tampabay.com

printer version

UM injury woes worst at fullback

By JOE FRISARO

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 29, 2000


The Hurricanes are short-handed at fullback. Freshman D.J. Williams, who started the past two games, separated his right shoulder early in the first quarter. It's doubtful he will play Saturday against Virginia Tech.

Williams had a 13-yard reception and 8-yard run before landing awkwardly on his right shoulder.

The freshman moved into the starting lineup because senior Will McPartland remains bothered by a series of concussions. McPartland has had five concussions in two seasons. He played sparingly Saturday.

UM prefers not to overwork Najeh Davenport at fullback, because that takes away from him spotting tailback James Jackson. Tight end Robert Williams, a 6-4, 240-pound junior, can play fullback.

JACKSON BACK ON TRACK: Jackson, who struggled early in the season, posted his second straight 100-plus yard rushing game.

Jackson finally looks like the back that got preseason All-American consideration. The senior gained 152 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns in the first half. His long run in the half was 35 yards.

Last week Jackson gained 118 yards on 15 carries against Temple. It was his first 100-yard performance of the season, and the first three-touchdown game of his career.

LEWIS UP FOR OUTLAND: Senior defensive tackle Damione Lewis, back after missing two of three games with a fractured toe in his right foot, is one of 40 candidates in contention for the Outland Trophy, awarded to the top interior lineman in college football.

Lewis, a four-year starter, also is a Lombardi Award (best defensive lineman) candidate.

INJURY REPORT: Sophomore center Brett Romberg fractured his right pinky in the first quarter. He could have returned, but UM went with junior Scott Puckett. ... Senior defensive end Quincy Hipps of Tampa missed another game because of a high ankle sprain.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright
 

From the Times sports desk

Hubert Mizell

  • Time for Bucs to make stand
  • Two stars, one really big victory
  • Bucs

  • Shared failings
  • Fourth-quarter woes mean unhappy ending
  • King spoke his mind very early on
  • Lynch a quick learner
  • Buccaneers best and worst: game 8
  • Marcus Jones: Anything can happen
  • Bucs chat
  • Vikes change, yet stay same
  • Analysis: Fox's John Madden
  • Quick hits
  • Fourth quarter charge
  • Gators assume control
  • NFL

  • Rams use bench as motivational tool
  • NFL games
  • College football

  • No mercy for an old friend
  • College football around the nation
  • UF sideliners
  • UF quotebook
  • UGA quotebook
  • Coaches' call stuns Chandler
  • Gator quarterback wheel spins again
  • Henry, Dixon in the books
  • USF sideliners
  • College football around the state
  • Big East roundup
  • Big 12 roundup
  • UM injury woes worst at fullback
  • Storm passing through just grazes Hurricanes
  • Ex-assistant impresses Bowden
  • FSU sideliners
  • Lightning/NHL

  • Frustrated Ludzik kicks players off ice
  • NHL briefs
  • Slap shots
  • Stricter officiating has not tamed game
  • Golf

  • Flesch savors his first taste of Tigermania
  • Chores first, then golf
  • Devil Rays/Baseball

  • Rays looking to add some power in right
  • Baseball briefs
  • Motorsports

  • Auto racing briefs
  • Preps

  • Central's girls again win conference meet
  • Crystal River pulls off sweep
  • Trash-talking stars lead Sickles
  • Countryside wary of upset
  • Hudson takes overall SAC title
  • Seminole shines at North County
  • Regional tourneys bring pressure
  • Et cetera

  • NBA's East feels a bit uncentered
  • Ex-Bucs quarterbacks a focus in first draft
  • Mizell's mailbag
  • Sports briefs
  • Clemens sets another bad example for kids
  • Political correctness battle
  • Highs and lows
  • Captain's corner


  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts