NASHVILLE, Tenn. — According to the University of Tennessee’s athletic department, sophomore wide receiver Preston Williams has been granted his release from the school’s football program Thursday.
This season, Williams had only nine catches for 80 yards through six games and two starts.
The former five-star recruit out of Hampton, Ga. was named SEC Freshman of the week last season after recording 98 yards receiving in a victory against Western Carolina but missed four games with a hamstring injury. Williams finished his freshman year with seven catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns.
An early commit to the Vols in 2013, Williams missed a chunk of his high school senior campaign with a gruesome knee injury.
Williams is the second Tennessee player to leave the program this week after defensive tackle Danny O’Brien was dismissed for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Information from The Tennessean contributed to this report.