2014 Outlook Defensive tackle Kevin Williams looks to get back on the field in 2014, and be a 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 returned to the practice field during the spring and should be back at full strength in time for fall practice. The Ohio native 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. A management major, Williams is set to earn his degree this August prior to his junior season on the field.
2013 (Sophomore) Williams suffered a knee injury during fall camp, underwent subsequent surgery and missed the 2013 campaign.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman) 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.
2011 (Redshirt) Williams suffered a knee injury in 2011, and sat out the season as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Springfield HS) Williams was a standout at Springfield High School in Holland, Ohio. 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 20 players in Ohio by Rivals.com. 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.
Personal Williams is the son of Lisa and Mark Deel, and was born on May 8, 1993. Williams is a management major, and he has been named to the NU Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and at local school and hospital visits.
Career Stats » Games Played–5 in 2012 » Tackles–1 UT, 3 AT, 4 TT in 2012
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