The Nevada football team is scheduled to open its season on September 4 in Cal. We have the 21 most important players in the Wolf Pack for the 2021 season, one each until the opening. Today’s player: No.13 Tyson Williams.
Position: Strong security
To classify: Senior
Size weight: 5-9 / 200
Hometown: Dothan, Ala.
Career college statistics: 32 games: 161 tackles, three tackles for loss, three interceptions, 13 passes defended, one forced fumble
Why it’s on the list: Williams’ 25 career starts are Wolf Pack’s third tallest player behind Dom Peterson (29) and Romeo Doubs (26). entry season. Like much of the Nevada high school, Williams is undersized at 5-foot-9, but he deals a thud and is a willful, physical tackler out of the strong safety slot. Williams led Nevada in tackles in 2019 with 85 and was second on the team in saves in 2020 with 56 when he was named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West. He has three interceptions, including two impressive picks last season, so he has ball skills. It makes sense, Williams was primarily a high school running back and started his career in Nevada as a slot catcher. his career, which is now entering its fifth season.
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