Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2018)
Mike Williams joined the Nebraska program in January and adds another explosive playmaker to an outstanding Husker receiving corps. The 5-10, 185-pound Williams made a strong first impression this spring and will compete for action in a receiver group that is headlined by senior Stanley Morgan Jr. and sophomores JD Spielman and Tyjon Lindsey.
Williams has two seasons of eligibility remaining at Nebraska after helping lead East Mississippi Community College to the 2017 National Junior College Athletic Association national championship. The 2017 season was Williams’ lone year at East Mississippi, as he spent his freshman year at Georgia Southern.
Before Nebraska (Columbia HS/Georgia Southern/East Mississippi CC)
Williams was the leading receiver for East Mississippi, the 2017 NJCAA national champion. Williams caught 30 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017 to help the Lions to an 11-1 record under NJCAA Coach of the Year Buddy Stephens. Williams’ seven touchdown receptions ranked 16th nationally, and he averaged 23.2 yards per catch.
Williams spent his freshman season at Georgia Southern, appearing in 11 games and catching three passes for 27 yards.
Originally from Lake City, Fla., Williams attended Columbia High School. He earned an honorable-mention selection to the Florida Times-Union’s All-First Coast Football Team as a senior, when Williams totaled more than 50 receptions and 1,200 receiving yards and accounted for 13 total touchdowns.
Mike was born on April 5, 1998, and is the son of Antorria Jackson and Michael Williams. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring semester.