Honors & Awards
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
» Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)
Austin Williams heads into his senior season with a goal of earning playing time at linebacker while continuing to play a key role on special teams. The walk-on from Omaha helped the Huskers field one of the Big Ten’s top kickoff coverage units in 2013, while also adding depth at linebacker.
Williams will compete for playing time at outside linebacker and helps make the linebacking corps one of the deepest on the Husker roster. Williams began his career in the secondary before moving to linebacker during the 2012 season.
Williams is on track to earn his degree in finance this December.
Williams played in 10 games and made a tackle on kickoff coverage at Penn State and forced a fumble on the play. He added a tackle on special teams against Georgia.
Williams played in 13 games on Nebraska’s special teams and as a reserve linebacker. He made four tackles, with single tackles in four games.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Williams added depth in the secondary, but did not appear in a game.
A walk-on, Williams redshirted and worked on the NU scout team in 2010.
Before Nebraska (Burke HS)
Williams was an honorable-mention Class A all-state selection by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. As a senior, he made 102 total tackles, 22 tackles for loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and six pass breakups from his linebacker spot. On offense, Williams rushed 48 times for 450 yards and seven touchdowns and caught seven passes for 60 yards and three scores.
Williams chose to walk on to NU over several Division II scholarship offers and invitations to walk on from Iowa State and Kansas State.
Williams is the son of Rodney and Marg Williams, and was born on Oct. 2, 1991. He is a finance major and was selected to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012, and the 2011 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll. Williams has been active in Nebraska’s community outreach efforts, earning a spot on the 2014 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. Williams has volunteered with Uplifting Athletes, School is Cool Week, NFL Fuel up to Play 60, People’s City Mission, Husker Hotline, Husker Heroes and at local hospital visits.
» Games Played– 23 (13 in 2012; 10 in 2013)
» Tackles– 3 solo, 3 assisted, 6 total (1-3-4 in 2012; 2-0-2 in 2013)