Seattle Times staff
The Washington Huskies are expected to name a new defensive backs coach in the next few days, and indications point toward J.D. Williams, an assistant coach at California and the older brother of former UW player Curtis Williams.
Curtis Williams was a safety who was paralyzed in a game at Stanford on Oct. 28, 2000, and died May 6, 2002, of complications from his injury.
J.D. Williams, who was 11 years older than Curtis, was a star defensive back at Fresno State and played in the NFL from 1990 to 1996, primarily with the Buffalo Bills.
He worked at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, San Jose State and Fresno State before moving to Cal in 2002 after Jeff Tedford started coaching the Bears.
At UW, he would replace Steven Wilks, who left last month for the Chicago Bears.
The Huskies will begin spring practice March 30.