Freshman (2012): One of K-State's most-used relievers that earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Freshman team... Went 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 23 relief outings, but tallied six saves, the most ever by a Wildcat freshman... Finished the season fifth in the Big 12 in saves and ninth in K-State history for both a season and a career... Allowed just three of 21 inherited runners to score... Earned his first-career save against Hartford on March 10, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings... Also worked a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts against No. 21 Texas to pick up his first Big 12 save... Set a season high with three strikeouts at Missouri on April 21... Worked a career-long three scoreless innings with a strikeout against Nebraska Omaha on May 6... Was brilliant against Kansas on May 15, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings with a season-high tying three strikeouts to earn his first-career win... K-State freshman-record-setting sixth save came at Texas Tech on May 17 when he tossed 0.2 scoreless frames with a strikeout.
Valley Center HS: A four-year letterwinner for the Hornets under head coach Chad Gerwik... Led team to a regional championship in 2008 and 2010, earning first team all-league, all-metro and all-state honors as a senior... Went 6-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 39.1 innings of work... Also lettered three years in football and basketball... Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 38th round of the 2011 MLB Draft.
Personal: Nathan Dean Williams was born July 5, 1992, in Pueblo, Colo... Son of Dwayne and Pamela Williams... Has two siblings, Zach and Meagan.