Keith Williams hired as WR coach at Nebraska

Nebraska has hired Tulane assistant Keith Williams to coach wide receivers.

The University of Nebraska announced the hiring of Tulane assistant coach Keith Williams to coach wide receivers in Lincoln on Wednesday.

“Keith Williams is a tremendous addition to our Nebraska staff, and brings a great background in coaching wide receivers,” Nebraska head coach Mike Riley said. “With Keith’s addition, I’m excited about the completion of our full-time staff. It is a mix of quality individuals who bring great skills as teachers, coaches, mentors and recruiters.”

Williams coached for three years at Tulane and was responsible for the Green Wave's out-of-state recruiting. He will bring ties to California, Louisiana, Florida, and Ohio to the job.

“I am really excited to join Coach Riley’s staff and thankful for the opportunity he has given me at Nebraska,” Williams said in a statement. “I have had a great respect for Coach Riley’s career from afar, and I’m ecstatic to be here at Nebraska and be a part of this program. This is one of those places that if you pay any attention to college football, you know about Nebraska. I have seen that ‘N’ my whole life.”

According to his Tulane bio, Williams was a huge part of the success of wide receiver Ryan Grant, who was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Before his time at Tulane, Williams served as the receivers coach at Fresno State for three seasons. While with the Bulldogs, Williams coached three All-Western Athletic Conference receivers and helped Fresno State to two bowl appearances.

Williams also has NFL experience, spending the 2008 season with the San Diego Chargers in a minority internship coaching position. He was also an assistant coach at San Jose City College, San Jose State and Solano (Calif.) College.

*** A portion of this report came from the University of Nebraska's press release.

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