Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)
Redshirt freshman Evan Williams will head into fall camp looking to add depth at a quarterback position headlined by three-year starter Taylor Martinez. A California native, the 5-11, 175-pound Williams joined the Huskers as a walk-on last fall and helped run the scout team offense.
Williams is a second-generation Husker as his father, Jamie, starred at tight end for Nebraska from 1979 to 1982. The elder Williams now serves as Associate Athletic Director for Diversity and Leadership Initiatives in the Nebraska Athletic Department.
Evan Williams redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Archbishop Riordan HS)
Williams was a late add to Nebraska's 2012 freshman class, as he elected to walk-on with the Huskers in late spring. Williams was a two-year starter for Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco and after graduation, he spent one year at Tilton School, a prep school in Tilton, N.H. Williams was a three-time all-conference selection in high school and a two-time all-county honoree. He threw for nearly 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns his junior season, throwing for nearly 200 yards per game. Archbishop Riordan switched to a veer offense his senior season, when Williams attempted only 81 passes in the run-oriented offense. Despite the limited opportunities, Williams threw for 532 yards and three touchdowns as a senior.
Evan Williams is the son of Jamie and Charlotte Williams, and he as a sister, Raven. Evan's father Jamie joined the Nebraska Athletic Department in June of 2012 as the Huskers' Associate Athletic Director of Diversity and LEadership Initiatives. Jamie Williams was a tight end for the Huskers from 1979 to 1982, earning four letters and a pair of All-Big Eight honors. Jamie went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL, winning Super Bowl XXIV with the San Francisco 49ers.
Evan earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2013.