Williams' story will be featured at 3 p.m. ET (ESPN) Tuesday on "Outside the Lines."
Virginia coach Mike London has declined to comment on the matter. Here is an excerpt from Schlabach's story:
Williams, a walk-on player who is about to begin his third season on the Cavaliers' football team, is one of about 20 Virginia students who are on a hunger strike to protest the pay of the university's service-sector employees.
The senior from Sterling, Va., started his hunger strike on Feb. 19. He walked into McDonald's that night knowing it would be his last meal for quite a while.
"It's definitely taken a toll on my body and mind," Williams said Monday. "I'm definitely tired. I can't stand up or walk around for very long. It's hard to concentrate in class and do things like reading. I've had mostly water and a little bit of juice as the days wore on so I could keep my energy up."
Check out Schlabach's story and "Outside the Lines" Tuesday afternoon for the full story.