Updated: September 9, 2015
2014 Honorable Mention All-ACC (ACSMA)
2014-15: An honorable mention All-ACC selection by ACSMA … Played in all 13 games, making 10 starts … Logged 672 plays, 560 at tackle and 112 on special teams … Had nine tackles, including one for a loss … Made a tackle while in on 20 defensive plays, while also contributing on special teams in the season opener against William & Mary … Made a tackle while contributing on both defense and special teams at Ohio State … Made his first career start against East Carolina and finished the game with two tackles … Had one tackle while contributing at tackle and one special teams … Made a tackle while in on 22 defensive plays against Western Michigan … Had three tackles and a hurry at North Carolina … Sacked the quarterback for a 7-yard loss at Pitt … Made five tackles against Miami … Had five tackles, a sack and a hurry against Boston College … Made two tackles and added a hurry at Duke … Had two sacks and two hurries at Wake Forest … Made five tackles and added two hurries in the win over Virginia … Was on for 48 snaps on defense and 15 on special teams against Cincinnati in the Military Bowl.
2013-14: Played in all 13 games … Was in on 201 plays, 140 on defense and 61 on special teams … Made 14 tackles, including seven for loss and two sacks, with four hurries in his debut season … Made three tackles, including a sack for a 6-yard loss in the season opener against Alabama … Made a tackle for a three-yard loss while in on defense and special teams against Western Carolina … Had a tackle and two QB hurries at East Carolina … Made two tackles while in on defense and special teams … Had a sack for the 3-yard loss while seeing action on defense and special teams at Georgia Tech … Made a tackle in the win over North Carolina … Had one tackle for a 4-yard loss while contributing on defense and special teams against Pittsburgh … Saw action on defense and special teams against Duke and at Boston College … Logged 11 defensive plays, while also contributing on special teams at Miami … Made a tackle while in on defense and special teams against Maryland. … Saw action on defense and special teams at Virginia … Had tackle in the Sun Bowl against UCLA.
2012-13: Worked at defensive tackle while redshirting … Recorded a 400-pound low box squat and a 300-pound push jerk in off-season testing … Registered a sack and three tackles in the first spring scrimmage … Had a tackle during the spring game.
High School: A member of the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region squad for Coach Greg Lilly at Benedictine High … A first-team Virginia Independent School Division I all-state selection as a defensive lineman following both his junior and senior seasons … Also a first-team All VIS Division I choice as a tight end his senior year … A first-team All-Met selection at tight end by The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a senior … Was used as an H-back, fullback and tight end in the running game … Had 13 receptions for 169 yards and two scores … On defense, had 57 tackles (34 solo), including 20.5 for loss and eight sacks … Recorded 17.5 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks as a junior … Also caught 15 passes for 236 yards from his tight end position as a junior … Ranked as the No. 35 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 16 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 49 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 15 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 11 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 12 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 82 defensive tackle in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 100 defensive end in the country, the No. 110 player in his region and the No. 22 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
Personal: Nigel L. Williams … Born Dec. 20, 1993 in Richmond, Va. … Son of Lamar and Charlene Williams … Has two younger brothers … Majoring in applied economic management.