Nebraska tabs Williams as new receivers coach
HuskerOnline's Nate Clouse has confirmed that Mike Riley has completed his new staff with the hiring of Tulane receivers coach Keith Williams, who will serve in the same capacity with Nebraska.
Williams, 42, spent the past three seasons with the Green Wave and also served as the team's out-of-state recruiting coordinator in 2014. The new coach has connections in Florida, Ohio, California and Louisiana.
Williams' receiving corps combined for 156 receptions, totalling 1,877 yards (12.0 avg.) and 18 touchdowns last season. He helped develop Ryan Grant into one of the school's best receivers and an eventual fifth-round draft pick.
Before joining Tulane, Williams coached the receiver at Fresno State for three seasons, where he worked with current NFL wideout Davante Adams (Packers). He also coached Raiders' receiver James Jones during four seasons serving as San Diego State's receivers coach from 2001-04.
Williams played receiver for San Diego State from 1990-1993, totaling 51 catches, 766 yards and eight touchdowns. He signed a rookie free agent deal with the Washington Redskins and later played professionally in both the World League of American Football and for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League.
Williams was the final hire of Riley's new staff, which was mostly assembled weeks ago. But Williams is on campus and has met with some players. The move is expected to be made official soon.
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