Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017, 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
Keyan Williams battled an injury during his first season of eligibility at Nebraska. Expected to contribute to the Huskers’ receiving corps, Williams’ injury kept him out of the season’s first nine games. He made his Husker debut at Minnesota, although he did not record a reception. Two weeks later in the season finale against Iowa, Williams hauled in a 19-yard reception in the first quarter for his only catch of the season.
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 and a two-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. 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.