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#98 Josh Williams
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 255
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Denton, Texas
High School: Ryan
2011 Outlook
Junior defensive end Josh Williams saw a significant increase in playing time during his sophomore season, and is primed for another jump this fall. The 6-4, 260-pound Williams was a backup behind senior Pierre Allen at end last season, and this spring Williams regularly worked with the top defense with returning starter Cameron Meredith sidelined.
Williams is part of a defensive line that ranks among NU's deepest units and should help the Blackshirts again rank among the nation's top defensive units. Williams has added more than 30 pounds of muscle during his time in the Husker program.
 
2010 (Sophomore)

Williams played in 13 games and totaled 12 tackles, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble. He had a season-high three tackles against both Idaho and Iowa State. In the 38-17 win over the Vandals, Williams was also credited with a forced fumble. He had six tackles in the last five regular-season games.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Williams served as a backup behind starters Pierre Allen and Barry Turner at defensive end. Williams played in games against Florida Atlantic, Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette, and made two solo stops and one assisted tackle. He had two tackles in the opener against FAU and a solo stop against Louisiana-Lafayette.

2008 (Redshirt)
Williams redshirted in his first season in Lincoln.

Before Nebraska (Ryan HS)
Williams was one of nine Texans in Nebraska's 2008 recruiting class and was a standout for Coach Joey Florence at Denton's Ryan High School each of his final two years. During his senior season, Williams made 75 tackles, including 25 tackles for loss and 12 sacks, helping Ryan High School to a 6-5 record. His play earned him first-team all-district honors in the Class 4A ranks. Williams also earned first-team all-district honors as a junior in 2006 when he made 68 tackles, including 22 tackles for loss, and logged six sacks and six pass breakups.

Williams was regarded as one of the top 20 defensive ends in the country by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com. Williams was listed as the No. 19 prospect by the Dallas Morning News on its Area 100, while Rivals.com listed him among the top 50 players in Texas. Williams also visited Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri, and received offers from Texas and Texas A&M, among others before choosing Nebraska.

Personal
Josh was born on Sept. 24, 1990, and is the son of Rose Williams. He is majoring in business administration. Williams has volunteered his time with team hospital visits. He is on track to earn his degree in December of 2011. 

Williams' Career Stats

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Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

2008 Redshirt
2009 3/0 2 1 3 0-0  0-0 0-0 0 0 0
2010 13/0 4 8 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1

Totals

16/0

6  

9  

15  

0-0  

0-0

0-0

0

0  

0

1  

Single-Game Highs
Tackles-
3 vs. Idaho, Iowa State (2010)