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Rodarius Williams Speaks Highly of OSU’s D ahead of Fourth Bedlam Start

Williams has started 45 straight games.



It’s been a big week for Rodarius Williams, but it could be made bigger with his first Bedlam win.

Williams, an Oklahoma State corner, accepted an invitation the the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Wednesday, and he was also a midseason addition to the Bednarik watch list, an award given to the best defender in college football. On Saturday, he’ll start his fourth Bedlam game with intentions to end this one differently.

“OU’s been kicking my butt since I stepped on Oklahoma State’s campus,” Williams said. “Finally, this year I feel like we’re gonna shake some things up around here. I feel like this is gonna be the year. Everything is in our favor.”

Williams has grown into a nice combination of pedigree and experience for the Cowboys. Brother of second-round NFL Draft pick Greedy Williams, Rodarius Williams has started the past 45 games for the Cowboys, two games away from Russell Okung’s school record of 47 consecutive starts.

In his career, Williams has two interceptions, 26 pass breakups and 161 total tackles.

In 2020, Big 12 quarterbacks have tried to socially distance themselves from Williams. The haven’t thrown his way much, and when they have, they haven’t had great success.

That comes with the territory of being an elite corner in college football, but with the Sooners’ stacked group of wide receivers, Williams said he is hopeful he’ll get some looks Saturday.

“I know they got talented wide receivers, and we got a talented back end,” Williams said. “So, it’s gonna be a dogfight. This is a game that we live for. You live for high competitions. I don’t like easy games. I don’t like people not throwing at me. I want to be challenged. I hope that those guys throw the ball to me every time.”

Williams played in the Bedlam heartbreaks of 2017 and 2018, but with as good as OSU’s defense is playing this year, there is hope that he finally gets the Sooners off his back.

“Believe in us now before it’s too late,” Williams said. “That’s what I’m gonna say. Believe in us now before it’s too late.”


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