Williams Defensive Player Of Week At Nichols

Nichols College sophomore defensive back Wesley Williams of Royal Palm Beach has been named New England Football Conference (NEFC) Defensive Player of the Week.

Williams recorded three interceptions in the 26-16 win Saturday, Oct. 13 over UMass Dartmouth, snapping the Bisons’ 16 game losing streak, dating back to 2010. He finished with 59 return yards, and his three picks are the second-highest single game total in program history.

“I’m extremely proud of Wesley and his performance this weekend,” said second-year head coach Kevin Loney, who earned both his first win as a head coach and at Nichols on Oct. 13.

“We’ve played a lot of man coverage this year, so in our first week of playing more zone, to have a guy record three picks is outstanding. He’s been a versatile guy for us this year, and I’m looking forward to seeing how his season ends.”

Williams is a first-time NEFC honoree and the first Bison to receive NEFC Player of the Week honors this season.

Nichols College is located in Dudley, Mass. For more information, visit www.nichols.edu.