Williams overcame a serious knee injury, and subsequent surgery that sideline him for virtually the entire 2011 season, to play in 10 games and start seven times in 2012. He had 40 tackles this season. A veteran of 45 games and 19 starts, the Washington Court House native had 25.0 tackles-for-loss and 12.0 quarterback sacks for his career.
Spent five seasons with the Buckeyes and lettered four years ... a talented football player, Nathan successfully came back from season-ending surgery in 2011 to play in 10 games for the undefeated Buckeyes in 2012 ... a fine football player whose return to the playing field was eagerly anticipated by the Ohio State coaching staff, Nathan started eight times and totaled 40 tackles and 3.5 tackles-for-loss as a senior ... he finished his career a veteran of 45 Ohio State games and 20 starting assignments ... he also finishes with 25.0 career tackles-for-loss and 12 quarterback sacks - both totals were second among current Buckeyes - and 132 career tackles ... he also had an interception, five pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the season opener.
Played in 12 games ... credited with 46 tackles, 9.5 for loss, and 4.5 sacks ... broke up three passes on the year ... missed Marshall opener with injury ... 22-yard interception against Miami on the Hurricanes' fi rst possession ... fumble recovery and 3 tackles against Ohio ... team-best 6 tackles against Eastern Michigan, with a TFL ... 9 tackles, 2 TFL and a sack at Illinois ... 5 tackles, 1.5 TFL in Indiana win ... 4 tackles at Wisconsin ... sack and 3 tackles in the Purdue victory ... 5 tackles and a 5-yard sack at Minnesota ... recovered a Michigan fumble ... 6 tackles, 2.5 TFL against the Wolverines ... Attack Force award: Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan.
Had 26 tackles, eight TFL, 3.5 sacks for the season ... 7-yard TFL against Navy ... two stops vs. USC ... 6-yard sack in the Toledo game ... three tackles and a sack at Indiana ... 9-yard sack, five tackles in the Wisconsin win ... pair of sacks at Purdue ... 4-yard sack in Minnesota win ... forced the New Mexico State fumble that Brian Rolle recovered for a touchdown ... three tackles in win at Michigan ... Top Ten Tenacious three times ... second-year letterwinner.
Arrested for shoplifting at Dayton Macy's and possession of criminal tools in December 2008; claimed he took the rap for a friend, pled to reduced charge and paid fine. 18 tackles for year ... a key component of the Buckeye pass rush ... two sacks at Northwestern ... TFL in Fiesta Bowl ... outstanding first-year defensive player from OSU coaches ... first-year letterman.
All-Ohio defender who was district defensive player of year as a junior and senior ... 139 tackles, 15 TFL, five sacks for the South Central League champions ... also rushed for 524 yards and 10 scores ... three times an all-league, all-district and all-Ohio honoree ... Big 33 game ... ONN all-Ohio ... Scout, Rivals, Superprep Top 250 ... PrepStar All-America ... Buckeye BlueChip ... also a basketball and track letterman ... teacher's assistant and DARE role model.
2011: Suffered a knee injury in the season opener that required microfracture surgery.
Son of Trina White and Phillip Williams ... has not yet declared a major at Ohio State.