Sophomore wide receiver Tyrone Williams has been dismissed from the Ohio State football team, Ohio State sports information director Jerry Emig announced Monday.
Head coach Urban Meyer said Williams violated team rules and will not be able to earn a spot back on the team.
Williams came to Ohio State out of Shaw High School in East Cleveland, where he was a second-team All-Ohio selection as a senior. Despite his size advantage – 6-foot-6 – Williams’ career never took off at Ohio State. He caught five passes for 74 yards in his career, notching one start – at Purdue in 2011.
High expectations surrounded Williams entering last season, but he dropped numerous passes and was never able to have the breakout so many predicted. With a new coaching staff taking over after the season, some believed another opportunity was in store for the wideout, but it never materialized. He had zero catches this season.
The Buckeye Leaf board in the team room at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center indicated Williams had only received two leaves through four games, last on the team. Every player receives a leaf when Ohio State wins a game, but Williams did not get one for the Central Florida or Alabama-Birmingham games.
“(I’m) disappointed with Tyrone's dismissal,” Meyer said.