SCOUTING REPORT: Phil Steele's 2010 College Football Preview Magazine named him pre-season All-MAC honorable mention ... he's listed as the starter at right guard at the beginning of fall drills ... tied for fourth-best in squat max (555 pounds) ... won his second varsity letter in 2009.
2009: He was a starter in all 12 games for the RedHawks ... Miami's offensive unit started slowly in its first three games, but averaged 374 yards per contest during the last nine.
2008: Saw action in 10 of Miami's 12 games ... was the starting left guard in the RedHawks' victories vs. Charleston Southern and at Bowling Green, and also in the contests against Cincinnati and Kent State ... a 75 percent blocker in 281 plays ... totaled 22 knockdowns and three pins.
2007: Appeared in five of the last seven games ... became a starter on the field goal and PAT teams ... was a member of Miami's offensive line unit that won MAC Offensive Player of the Week honors following its performance vs. Buffalo.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at a variety of positions on both sides of the ball ... he didn't start playing on the offensive line until his senior season in high school ... helped the Greenwave to an 8-2 record and conference championship his senior year ... first-team all-conference, all-district and All-Northeastern Ohio ... also a three-year letterwinner in basketball ... coached by Frank Petroff.
PERSONAL: Born December 10, 1987 ... son of Edward and Patrice Williams ... Nate is a fine soccer player, having won back-to-back national indoor championships as a youngster ... a 3.0 student, he is majoring in integrated social studies ... he hopes to be a high school social studies teacher and eventually a college football coach.