Published Friday, July 12, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 6:18 PM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 22 Kevin Williams
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2013 football season.

Kevin Williams | 6-foot-2 | 275 pounds | So. | Defensive tackle

Click here to see previous entries in the Husker Camp Countdown series.

That nasty knee injury Williams suffered in 2011 was still hindering him last fall. So he’ll be eager to showcase his true ability now — the same potential that once intrigued so many major Midwest programs during his recruitment.

And the Huskers need a big year from Williams. He played just half the season in 2012. But he’s the second-most experienced member of the D-line’s interior, a group led by the now-healthy Thad Randle.

Williams emerged quickly in 2012, taking a significant amount of snaps against UCLA. He didn’t see much time after that as the injury’s effects worsened and the Huskers relied more on their veterans. He’ll have every opportunity to take over a key role now, though. Nebraska’s searching for difference-makers up front.

Previous entries (and honorable mentions):

>> No. 50: Vincent Valentine
>> No. 49: Cethan Carter
>> No. 48: Gabe Miller
>> No. 47: Chongo Kondolo
>> No. 46: Taariq Allen
>> No. 45: Paul Thurston
>> No. 44: Mauro Bondi
>> No. 43: Sam Cotton
>> No. 42: Michael Rose
>> No. 41: Jordan Westerkamp
>> No. 40: Tommy Armstrong
>> No. 39: Trevor Roach
>> No. 38: Andy Janovich
>> No. 37: Mo Seisay
>> No. 36: Alonzo Moore
>> No. 35: Harvey Jackson
>> No. 34: Charles Jackson
>> No. 33: Avery Moss
>> No. 32: Terrell Newby
>> No. 31: Matt Finnin
>> No. 30: Aaron Curry
>> No. 29: Jared Afalava
>> No. 28: Vacated
>> No. 27: Adam Taylor
>> No. 26: Stanley Jean-Baptiste

>> No. 25: Andrew Rodriguez
>> No. 24: Andrew Green
>> No. 23: Randy Gregory

About Jon Nyatawa

Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008. He and his laptop, cell phone, tape recorder, pen and notebook all live in Lincoln. Follow him on Twitter: @JonNyatawa. Email him here: jon.nyatawa@owh.com. He welcomes feedback.