June 7, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee right-handed pitcher Nick Williams was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 26th round of the MLB Draft on Saturday. He was the 767th overall pick in the draft.
The Farragut product pitched four years for his hometown team in Knoxville and had his best season as a senior in 2014. Williams, who was named the team's co-Most Valuable Pitcher tied for the team lead in wins with five (5-5) while posting a 3.22 ERA. He was second on the team in strikeouts with 65, as the team's primary Friday night starter. He topped the team with 89.1 innings thrown with a 1.14 WHIP, both the best in his four seasons.
Over the course of his four years with the Vols, Williams pitched in 78 games, starting 33 over the final three seasons. In 256.1 career innings, he posted 206 strikeouts and a 4.39 ERA.
Williams served as a reliever early in his career and recorded seven saves in 2011 and 2012.
He was the 123rd Tennessee player drafted, for a total of 135 times, since the draft began in 1965. He joins Will Maddox, who was selected in the 18th round in 2014.