|Williams often shined at his hometown University of Nevada, but a number of off-the-field incidents in his four years there could hurt his draft prospects. The safety chose Nevada over Southern California, Washington and Boise State, and finished among the team's top three tacklers in each of his last three seasons with the Wolf Pack. He was named a second team all-Mountain West performer in both of his final two. In 2012, Williams had a career-best 106 tackles and tied for the team lead with 68 solo stops. He also forced three fumbles, recovered two and recorded his lone interception in a New Mexico Bowl loss to Arizona. He also had a strong performances at the Senior Bowl, tying for his team's lead with six tackles, and at the NFL combine. Williams finished in the top 10 among safeties in four categories, including a 4.52-second 40 that ranked fourth. Likely overshadowing those performances is Williams' inability to stay out of trouble. He was arrested because an outstanding warrant after getting in a car accident in December 2011. Williams was also suspended three times in his first year at the school and was forced to sit out the 2009 Hawaii Bowl. The most high-profile of those suspensions was for a fight with former teammate Marlon Johnson in 2010. While he has undeniable talent, those incidents could relegate him to being a middle-round pick.