Former Husker plans transfer to Kansas

Kansas coach Charlie Weis is giving a former Nebraska defensive end a second chance.

Josh Williams was dismissed by Bo Pelini from Nebraska's team in February after an unspecified violation of team rules, but Williams plans to transfer to Kansas to play for Weis, according to multiple reports.

Like KU quarterback Dayne Crist, Williams already received his undergraduate degree from his previous school. That means he will be eligible to play immediately in 2012 if he enters a grad program not offered at his former school.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Williams plans to arrive on campus in May.

A native of Denton, Texas, Williams played in all 13 games for the Huskers last year, including two starts on the defensive line. He finished with 15 total tackles and one tackle for loss. He also blocked a kick.