2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011)
Defensive tackle Kevin Williams hopes to return to action in 2014 as part of a talented group of interior defensive linemen. The 6-2, 275-pound Williams contributed up front in 2012 and was poised to see significant action last fall, however he suffered a knee injury during fall camp and was lost for the season.
Williams will be at full strength in time for fall practice and will team with fellow junior Aaron Curry and sophomores Maliek Collins, Kevin Maurice and Vincent Valentine to form the foundation of the NU defense. Williams began his Nebraska career early in January of 2011, enrolling at mid-semester.
Williams suffered a knee injury during fall camp, underwent subsequent surgery and missed the 2013 campaign.
Williams played in five games as a reserve at defensive tackle. He made four tackles, including two tackles and a tackle for loss against Idaho State. Williams saw his most extensive action in non-conference play against UCLA, Arkansas State and Idaho State.
Williams redshirted and recuperated from a knee injury.
Before Nebraska (Springfield HS)
Williams was a standout at Springfield High School in Holland, Ohio, for Coach Vince Marrow, now a Husker graduate assistant. Williams racked up more than 260 total tackles and 25 sacks in his final two seasons. As a senior, Williams had 111 tackles, including 36 solo stops and 10 sacks. His play earned Williams Division II co-defensive player-of-the-year honors in Ohio, and first-team All-Ohio accolades.
Williams earned honorable-mention Division II all-state recognition as a junior when he recorded better than 150 tackles, including 15 sacks and 15 other tackles for loss. Williams was regarded as one of the top 20 defensive tackles in the nation by ESPN, and among the top 40 interior defensive linemen by both Rivals.com, which also ranked him among the top 20 players in Ohio. Williams committed to Nebraska in April of 2010, and did not take any other visits, but had offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Oregon, Illinois and Stanford to name a few.
Kevin is the son of Lisa and Mark Deel, and he was born on May 8, 1993. Williams has not declared a major, but he was named to the NU Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011. He has volunteered his time at local school and hospital visits.
» Games Played–5 in 2012
» Tackles–1 UT, 3 AT, 4 TT in 2012