Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
Junior Keyan Williams will compete for playing time at wideout in 2017. The 5-10, 195-pound Williams transferred from Fresno State following the 2015 season and made a strong impression on the practice field in his first year in the program.
Williams is among a number of players who will battle for playing time at receiver after Nebraska lost three seniors to graduation. He spent the spring working primarily at the slot receiver position. Williams is the son of Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams.
Williams sat out after transferring from Fresno State.
Before Nebraska (Fresno State)
Williams saw action for Fresno State in 2015, playing in five games as a receiver. He caught seven passes for 34 yards, with one rushing attempt and one punt return. Williams joined the Fresno State program in 2014, and redshirted in his first year with the Bulldogs.
High School (Lusher High)
Williams was a standout performer and two-time team captain for Coach Louis Landrum at Lusher High School in New Orleans. Williams set school records for total yards and total touchdowns in his career. He caught 22 passes for 397 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, and also ran the ball seven times for 47 yards and one touchdown, while adding a passing touchdown. Williams was named to the 11-3A All-District team, was Lusher's Offensive MVP and earned honorable-mention all-state accolades.
Williams played quarterback as a junior and was 82-of-143 passing for 1,204 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 113 times for 701 yards and 11 touchdowns. His play a junior earned Williams a spot on the All-District 10-3A team and the school's Offensive MVP honors.
Williams is the son of Keith and Ayanna Williams, and he was born on Oct. 3, 1996. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. Williams has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Be the Match Avery Strong Bone Marrow Drive and hospital outreach visits. He was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2017.