Freshman WR suffered broken arm in Saturday's game

Updated: October 16, 2005, 6:48 PM ET
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STATE COLLEGE, Penn. -- Penn State suffered more than a loss in its heartbreaking defeat at Michigan on Saturday.

The Nittany Lions announced Sunday that star freshman wide receiver Derrick Williams is out for the remainder of the season after breaking his arm in their last-second, 27-25 setback in Ann Arbor.

Derrick Williams
Tom Pidgeon/Getty ImagesDerrick Williams was a prime-time mover in the running and passing attacks. He led Penn State in catches and receiving yardage.

Considered by some the top recruit as a high school senior last year, Williams broke his left arm when tackled on a kickoff return late in the game and will be out three to four months.

Williams had made a season-high six receptions for 59 yards, returned two kickoffs 22 yards and run one time for eight yards in the contest prior to the injury. He leads the Nittany Lions (6-1) with 22 catches for 289 yards and a touchdown and also has 22 carries for 105 yards and three scores.

A starter in every game this year, Williams caught a go-ahead 36-yard TD pass from Michael Robinson with 51 seconds remaining to help beat Northwestern on the road on September 24, 34-29. He also rushed for the Nittany Lions' first two scores in a 44-14 triumph over Minnesota on October 1.

The Nittany Lions (6-1, 3-1) are off to their best start since 1999 but fell out of sole possession of first place in the conference with their loss at Michigan.

Information from SportsTicker and The Associated Press was used in this report.