GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jordan Williamson sat in front of his locker, running his hands through his wavy brown hair while tears streamed down his face.
His Stanford teammates tried to console him. Fullback Ryan Hewitt wrapped his arms around the redshirt freshman kicker's heaving shoulders, telling him, "You're the best kicker I know."
Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman, a former Stanford star, told Williamson, "There's never been a game lost on one play. There were a lot of other plays that could have changed the outcome."
Athletic director Bob Bowlsby patted him on the back.
None of it helped. A largely anonymous student-athlete until now, the suddenly infamous Williamson embodied the agony of defeat.
"Leave the kicker alone right now," All-America guard David DeCastro strongly advised media members in the locker room.
Williamson's missed 35-yard field goal to end regulation gave Oklahoma State second life in the Fiesta Bowl, and his missed 43-yarder in overtime cleared theRead More »from Giving up on Luck costs Stanford dearly