The Freshman Fifteen – Bryson Williams

The Freshman Fifteen – Bryson Williams

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The Freshman Fifteen – Bryson Williams

MADISON, Wis. – Bryson Williams agonized over the decision for weeks.

Firmly committed to the University of Wisconsin since the summer, Williams was caught off guard by new Nebraska head coach Scott Frost when he offered the three-star recruit a Huskers scholarship offer. Growing up in Lincoln and living near Memorial Stadium, Williams was a first-team all-state selection his junior and senior year at Lincoln (NE) Southwest.

When it came down to it, however, his loyalty to coach Paul Chryst and the coaching staff was on his mind. It was a fortunate choice for the Badgers, as Williams has been senior nose tackle Olive Sagapolu’s primary backup this season. The numbers haven’t been off the charts (three tackles in five games) but Williams has seen growth every week.

That included last week’s primetime victory, a 41-24 home triumph over Frost’s Huskers.

“Leading up to it, I didn’t think (the game) would be as hyped as I thought it would be,” Williams said. “I just prepared for it like I would for any other game. I really just took it play by play. And then when I was actually getting ready on game day, I was really super excited, more than I usually am. Throughout the whole game, I was more excited for some reason … I was just trying to do my job, nothing more or nothing less, but it was a lot of fun though.”

Back for a ninth season, we seek out the incoming freshmen to find out answers to on-the-field and off-the-field questions to get to know these Badgers better. Asking them 15 questions, we call this segment the Freshman Fifteen.

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