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Josh Williams

Position Defensive Line
Height 6'4''
Weight 255 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Denton, Texas
High School Ryan HS

2012 (Sr.): Started all 12 games at defensive end… Made 24 stops on the season, including two TFLs … Also added three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and two quarterback hurries… Tallied three solo tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Kansas debut against South Dakota State… Made four tackles against Rice and TCU… Added a 16-yard fumble return against the Horned Frogs… Tallied a career-high six tackles at Baylor, including a solo TFL… Made two solo stops at Texas Tech… Recovered a fumble in the first quarter on Senior Day against Iowa State.

2011 (Jr. at Nebraska): Saw action in all 13 games, earning two starts… Collected 15 tackles, including 1.5 TFLs for minus three yards… Also had two quarterback hurries and one blocked kick.

2010 (So. at Nebraska): Played in 13 games and totaled 12 tackles, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble… Had a season-high three tackles against both Idaho and Iowa State … Also had a forced fumble against Idaho… Had six tackles in the last five regular-season games.

2009 (RFr. at Nebraska): Served as a backup behind starters Pierre Allen and Barry Turner at defensive end… Played in games against Florida Atlantic, Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette, and made two solo stops and one assisted tackle… Had two tackles in the opener against FAU and a solo stop against Louisiana-Lafayette.

2008 (Fr. at Nebraska): Redshirted in his first season with the Cornhuskers.

High School: A standout for Coach Joey Florence at Denton[apos]s Ryan High School each of his final two years… Made 75 tackles, including 25 tackles for loss and 12 sacks, helping Ryan High School to a 6-5 record as a senior… Earned first-team all-district honors in the Class 4A ranks… 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… Regarded as one of the top 20 defensive ends in the country by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com… 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.

Personal: Son of Rose Williams… Graduated from Nebraska with a degree in business administration in December 2011.