Report: Former Nebraska DT Kevin Williams transfers to Michigan State

Former Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive tackle Kevin Williams has provided some much needed depth for a depleted Michigan State front.

According to a report from SpartanTailgate.com on Sunday, Williams is finalizing his paperwork with the NCAA that will allow him to play his final year of eligibility with the Spartans. Since Williams is a grad transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately.

Michigan State lost Montez Sweat and Craig Evans, along with a handful of players to the 2016 NFL Draft, and most recently sixth-year senior Damon Knox decided against petitioning for an extra year.

With all of the turnover, Michigan State was looking at either redshirt freshmen Raequan Williams or Cassius Peat as the starter alongside Malik McDowell.

Now that Williams is set to join the roster, he could immediately join the starting lineup to pair with McDowell.

During his career in Nebraska, he recorded 27 tackles and three sacks. Williams missed the 2011 and 2013 seasons due to injury, but now he is 100 percent healthy and hoping to make a big impact in his final year at the college level.

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