Williams will travel with Ohio State to NW

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

COLUMBUS — Mom, I need some luggage.

Marcus Williams, a walk-on defensive back for the Ohio State Buckeyes, had earned his first road trip this Saturday to Northwestern.

The 5-foot-9, 195-pound freshman earned a spot on the traveling squad thanks to his aggressive play in practice with the scout special teams.

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“We did not have a Jack Tatum hit of the week. We have excellent special teams preparation,” Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said during his weekly press conference Tuesday.

“In fact, Marcus Williams was the scout special teams player and through his work on the scout special teams, kind of getting his battlefield commission onto a couple of roles on the back-up groups of the special units and will indeed make the travel squad as we go.”

Williams was a first team All-Ohio selection at Ironton and the district Defensive Player of the Year.