Data Scout Notes: 2012: 2ndC-KR...2011: NA...2010: 2ndC-KR
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11/18/13 - WR Nick Williams had a catch, a 2-point conversion grab and a punt return in his NFL debut. Williams struggled in is debut -- "he looked like he played in his first (NFL) game," coach Mike Shanahan said -- declining to field two punts and muffing another.
Shanahan said that he explained to Morgan before the game why he wasn't going to play, adding, "I have a lot of confidence in Josh, that he'll come back and help us this week. He has the ability to be a Pro Bowl player and I want to get that out of him."
09/01/13 - WR Nick Williams was waived by the Redskins Saturday.
01/03/13 - Senior wide receiver and kick returner Nick Williams (Windsor, N.J.) of the University of Connecticut football team has been chosen to play in the second annual Casino Del Sol All-Star Game. The contest is scheduled for Friday, January 11 at Kino Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.
A second team All-BIG EAST selection, Williams proved to be a valuable weapon in the UConn pass, run and return games. He caught 30 passes for 334 yards and carried the ball 10 times for 40 yards and a touchdown. In the return game, Williams averaged 20.4 yards per kick return and 12.0 yards per punt return. He ran back punts for scores of 58 yards in a win at Maryland (Sept. 15) and 80 yards in a win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 9).
One of four team captains, Williams was twice named the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week. He finished his career as the Huskiesí all-time leader in kick-off return yards with 2,045 and ranks second in yards per return at 25.9. Williams is the only UConn player with at least two kick-off returns for touchdowns and two punt returns for touchdowns in a career. - UConn football
12/10/12 - 2012 ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RS Nick Williams, Connecticut, Sr., East Windsor, N.J./The Hun School, has been selected Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Nick Williams was perhaps the most versatile weapon for the UConn offense this season, but made his biggest impact on special teams. On 21 punt returns, he averaged 12.0 yards per return and scored two touchdowns, including a career-long 80-yard return in a win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 9). He also ran back a 58-yard return for a score in a win at Maryland (Sep. 15).
On kick returns, Williams ran back 24 kick-offs for an average of 20.4 per return, ranking fourth in the league. In his career, he also ran back a pair of kick returns for touchdowns, making him the only player in program history with two punt and kick returns for a touchdown. Williamsí 2,045 career kick return yards are the most in UConn history and his 25.9 average ranks second. - Connecticut football
11/14/12 - BIG EAST: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 11: Keep an eye on: KR Nick Williams, 5-10, 184, Connecticut: Why you should watch him? Williams is an electrifying returner on both punts and kickoffs. In Friday's win over Pittsburgh, Williams finished with 160 all-purpose yards including an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown. The score was Williams' second punt return for a touchdown this season and the fourth special-teams touchdown of his career. The senior wideout also became UConn's all-time leader in return yardage (2,389).Williams could be an intriguing late-round pick. Season stats (10 games): 19 punt returns for 256 yards and 2 TDs; 16 kickoff returns for 360 yards. 28 catches for 296 yards. Player ranking: Williams is not ranked in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Up next: The Huskies have a bye before they face Louisville on Saturday, Nov. 24. - Matt Rybaltowski, CBSSports.com