Husker wide receiver Keyan Williams will transfer from Nebraska

Husker wide receiver Keyan Williams will transfer from Nebraska
Keyan Williams caught one pass for 19 yards during his time at Nebraska. (World-Herald News Service)

Keyan Williams, a senior wide receiver and son of former Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams, is leaving the Husker football program.

He announced the move on Twitter Monday morning.

“After a long conversation with my family, a couple of good conversations with Coach (Scott) Frost, and a lot of prayer, I have asked for and been granted my release from the University of Nebraska,” Williams wrote on Twitter. “I’ve been agonizing over this for probably about a week, and it is without question the hardest decision I have ever made.”

Williams transferred to Nebraska from Fresno State to be coached by his father. Keith Williams, along with Mike Riley’s entire staff, was fired following a 4-8 season in 2017.

This spring, offensive coordinator Troy Walters said Keith Williams called him and said his son was all in on the process and comfortable in the new system.

Keyan battled injuries throughout his two years at Nebraska and caught just one pass for 19 yards in a Nebraska uniform.

Nebraska now has 11 scholarship wide receivers — Stanley Morgan the sole senior — and is now down to 86 scholarship players overall.