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He drove 13 hours to see his son. Why Pooka’s dad was emotional after KU’s victory

Anthony Williams Sr. has his best friends around him, smiling as wide as he can while standing in the fifth row of section 7.

This is moments after Kansas football’s 55-14 home victory over Rutgers, and the man who’s driven 13 hours from New Orleans to see his son is trying to reflect on all that’s happened in two short weeks.

Here’s the quick version: True freshman Pooka Williams — with two dynamic performances — has become the talk of Lawrence.

“It’s on fire now. You see it smoking over there,” Anthony Sr. says, pointing back toward the city before delivering a deep laugh.