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Kasen Williams, son of 1983 St. Louis Cardinals eleventh round draft pick, Aaron Williams is heading to the University of Washington, where his father was a receiver from 1979-1982. The elder Williams never made a reception in the NFL, but that didn’t stop him from passing on his passion for football to Kasen, who set single season school records as a senior in 2010 with 86 receptions for 1,576 yards, and 21 touchdowns.

In addition to his single season records, Williams also holds career marks in receptions (232), yards (4,121), and touchdowns (56), after 4 seasons with the Skyline High School (Sammamish, Wash.) varsity team, which won three consecutive state titles, before losing in 2010’s state title game.  His accomplishments netted him All American honors from multiple publications, as well as an invite to the U.S. Army All American Bowl. Last but not least, he was recruited by Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian to play at his parents’ alma matter, where he hopes to wear his father’s number 2 jersey.


 Williams won’t be the only Huskies offensive player next season who boasts of father of NFL alumni status. Red shirt freshman quarterback Nick Montana, son of the legendary 49ers signal caller, will be looking to win the race to replace Jake Locker, who is expected to be among the first round picks in this April’s NFL Draft. While there is no guarantee Montana will win the job, you can be sure that if he does, Coach Sarkisian will be hoping the Montana-Williams connection while one day be regarded as legendary a relationship as that of Nick’s father Joe Montana, and long time partner in crime Jerry Rice. That connection led to four Super Bowls, and landed both in the NFL Hall of Fame.