Deontai Williams
'Raising the Bar' for Nebraska's Defense Begins with Fundamentals
9 hrs ago by Derek Peterson
Through all of the uncertainty of the offseason, the key for Nebraska's defense as it begins fall camp is a familiar refrain--fundamentals.
Husker Defense Ready to Be Back in Pads: 'That’s When the Fun Comes'
14 hrs ago by Erin Sorensen
Coach Scott Frost is ready to see his team back in pads. Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander is too. “That’s when the fun comes, but we have to feed off each other’s energy,” Chinander said during media availability on Tuesday.
Padding the Stats: Projecting Huskers Seniors Who Will Return in 2021
27 days ago by Jacob Padilla
One Hail Varsity reader sent in a Mailbag question this week that I thought deserved more than a few sentences in response, so I decided to tackle that in-depth in my Wednesday column instead.
A Number You Won't Believe, Under-the-Radar Loss & Draft Questions
1 mo ago by Derek Peterson
With his weekly column, staff writer Derek Peterson takes a look at a recent quarterback ranking that was beyond unkind to junior Husker Adrian Martinez, a key topic of discussion as draft-eligible players try to decide their next steps, and more.
Nebraska Film Study: Safety Deontai Williams
2 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Deontai Williams was poised for a big season in 2019 before a shoulder injury shut him down before the end of the first quarter in week one. However, he's healthy now and ready to step back into the lineup as a dynamic, versatile playmaker in Nebraska's secondary.
Nebraska Roster Reset: Defensive Backs
8 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The 2019 season has officially come to an end, which means its time to turn our sights toward 2020. With Nebraska locking in the vast majority of its recruiting class during the early signing period, now is a good time to take stock of where the roster stands. Next up is a look at the secondary.
Available Space on the Various Husker Bandwagons Entering 2020
9 mo ago by Derek Peterson
The page has been turned on Nebraska's 2019 season, so we'll start to look ahead. As 2020 gets closer, which Husker bandwagons should you be aware of? Derek Peterson runs down the list.
On Season Expectations, Bold Predictions and Lots of Misses
11 mo ago by Derek Peterson
No Nebraska football game? No problem. Derek Peterson takes a different approach to his weekly column.
Nebraska Safety Deontai Williams Out for the 'Foreseeable Future'
1 yr ago by Erin Sorensen
Two weeks after earning a Blackshirt, safety Deontai Williams is officially “out for the forseeable future.” Scott Frost confirmed the news on Monday.
Five Bold Predictions on the Eve of Nebraska's 2019 Season
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
As Nebraska prepares to kick off its 2019 season, staff writer Derek Peterson makes five bold predictions for the season ahead. Will any of those predictions end up correct?
On a Salty Huskers Defense in Fall Camp: 'We Blackshirts, We’re Villains'
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska's Blackshirts are villains. So much so, the "salty" Huskers are having to ease up just a bit through the start of fall camp.
Don't Call it a Rebuild in Nebraska's Secondary
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Don’t call it a rebuild for Nebraska's secondary. It’s closer to a reload.
A Year Spent Learning Has Husker Teammates High on Braxton Clark
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
As a true freshman, Braxton Clark was playing on pure talent, but the game was just a little too fast. The corner has made plenty of progress since then.
Deontai Williams Looking to Make a Name for Himself This Spring
1 yr ago by Jacob Padilla
With a year in the program under his belt, junior safety Deontai Williams said he is "10 times better" than he was last year and is looking to make a name for himself this spring as defensive backs coach Travis Fisher has to find replacements for three seniors in the defensive backfield.
A Different Group of DBs for Nebraska, and the Promise that Brings
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska’s defensive backs have been different since Nebraska's loss to Northwestern. And the group now brings a lot of promise for the Huskers.
Breaking Down Nebraska's Defense Ahead of Spring Football
1 yr ago by Jacob Padilla
The Huskers will hit the practice field inside the Hawks Championship Center on Monday and begin their preparation for the 2019 season. With that in mind, we’re breaking down a few key position battles on each side of the ball to keep an eye on during spring ball. Today is defense.
5 Nebraska Juniors to Watch During Spring Ball
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
We're continuing our run up to the start of spring football at Nebraska with a look at five juniors to watch in 2019.
Nebraska's Biggest Position Battles | The Varsity Club Podcast
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Brandon Vogel joins the pod to share his AAF experience and count down the five most important position battles facing the Huskers in spring ball.
DC Erik Chinander: 'We Have Wins on the Horizon'
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander shared some insight on the Huskers' late-game breakdowns at Northwestern while remaining optimistic about the future.
Deontai Williams on Pride and Restoring Nebraska's Winning Tradition
2 yr ago by Greg Smith
Safety Deontai Williams doesn't intend to give up. He has too much pride for that. Plus, he wants to be a part of restoring a winning tradition to Nebraska.
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