FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Penn State receiver Derrick Williams has been ruled out for the Orange Bowl because of an arm injury
that sidelined the freshman for two months.
Coach Joe Paterno said Thursday that Williams, who has been out
with a broken left arm, will sit out the No. 3 Nittany Lions' game
against No. 22 Florida State on Tuesday.
"Derrick Williams is worth a touchdown, but I doubt, really, if
he'll play," Paterno said.
Williams was a key player for Penn State's high-powered offense
until breaking his arm in a 27-25 loss to Michigan on Oct. 15. He
caught one touchdown pass and ran for three other scores.
Paterno said the injury was so severe that doctors were
concerned that there could be nerve damage.
"So, I don't think it's worth the kid's future; he has a great
future, so I doubt he will play," Paterno said.
Williams said he was disappointed by the news but understood his