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Mike Williams' miraculous life story — and a 50-yard smile — provide inspiration to Huskers

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Mike Williams smile

Mike Williams' 50-yard smile can be caught from across campus. He can’t hide it, as hard as he might try. “He just always has a smile on his face. Big smile,” Nebraska offensive coordinator Troy Walters said. “Everyone loves Mike.”

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Mike Williams has just 17 receptions for 231 yards and zero touchdowns in 11 games in his Nebraska career. But if you ask Husker coaches and players, Williams' impact goes beyond on-field production. 

Mike Williams East Mississippi

In Mike Williams' only season at East Mississippi Community College, the junior college of “Last Chance U” Netflix fame, the receiver caught 30 passes for 669 yards — a 22.3-yard average — and seven touchdowns.

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Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email:

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