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OSU football: Justice Hill, Larry Williams to sit out bowl game

OSU football: Justice Hill, Larry Williams to sit out bowl game

Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill (5) fights a tackle by Iowa State defensive back Braxton Lewis (33) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Justice Hill’s Oklahoma State football career is finished.

A tweet from coach Mike Gundy’s account Monday announced the junior running back and offensive lineman Larry Williams would not participate in the Cowboys’ bowl game. Hill had missed OSU’s past two games with a rib injury while Williams has battled injuries throughout his career.

Hill started the first 10 games this season, though he had only five rushing attempts in Bedlam because of his injury. Williams started each game this season, though with the constant shifts on the offensive line, he sometimes came out of the game for a few series.

Hill will finish as OSU’s leading rusher this season, accumulating 930 yards on 158 carries. He also tallied nine rushing scores, two fewer than quarterback Taylor Cornelius.

2018 was Hill’s first season not rushing for more than 1,000 yards. Hill also released a statement on Twitter, saying he’s forgoing his senior season to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

https://twitter.com/jhill21_/status/1069614719730884608

Earlier this season, hill set the Big 12 record for consecutive games with a rushing touchdown by a running back (12). Hill’s 3,539 career rushing yards in the seventh-most in Cowboy history.

There are three scholarship running backs on the roster: Chuba Hubbard, LD Brown and freshman Jahmyl Jeter, who has yet to appear this season. At right guard, Deionte Noel, a fellow senior, is likely to start in place of Williams.

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Cameron Jourdan has covered Oklahoma State athletics since January 2017. He has written for The Oklahoman, The Tuscaloosa News and the Stillwater News Press, among others. Follow Cameron on Twitter: @Cam_Jourdan

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