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Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« on: May 08, 2017, 12:27:46 pm »

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Looks like Rawleigh is hanging up his cleats
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 12:28:18 pm »

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Re: Rawleigh Williams moving on from football
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 12:28:53 pm »

Best of wishes.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 12:30:06 pm »

Probably the best decision he could make, best of luck to him
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 12:30:08 pm »

Great kid.  Right decision IMO.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 12:33:12 pm »

He's a good one. Hate to hear it.  But absolutely the best decision. I can see him as a GA after he graduates.

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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 12:35:15 pm »


Damn. 
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 12:36:29 pm »

Rawleigh, you made the right decision and all Hog fans wish you the best of luck.  We know you're disappointed that you won't be playing anymore but there's more to life than playing football for a few more years.  We thank you for your toughness and heart and look forward to seeing what's in store for you in the future.  You're a winner and will always be a fan favorite!  God bless you and your family.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 12:37:38 pm »

As much as we as fans hate it, I'm sure he hates it much more.  Right decision without a doubt, he's got a bright future ahead.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 12:37:57 pm »

Rawleigh, you made the right decision and all Hog fans wish you the best of luck.  We know you're disappointed that you won't be playing anymore but there's more to life than playing football for a few more years.  We thank you for your toughness and heart and look forward to seeing what's in store for you in the future.  You're a winner and will always be a fan favorite!  God bless you and your family.
Well said.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 12:38:13 pm »

This one hurts, but not from a selfish standpoint. Obviously we all would have loved for him to continue his career but I mostly just feel for RWIII today. He is such a talented individual. To not get to live out that dream has to be very difficult.  He seems to have a great family and support system and I'm sure that he will thrive in whatever he does. He will definitely be remembered and missed by the Hog fan base.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 12:38:55 pm »

Tough blow for the Hogs, even tougher for Rawleigh. Young man seems to have a great head on his shoulders and no doubt will do well in life.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 12:40:56 pm »

I agree it's the right decision and same one I would make, but it doesn't make it suck any less. I was at the game against Auburn, and I hope I'll never witness a play that ends in that result again. I'm glad he'll be able to finish his education on scholarship, but heartbreaking for him. Could have been next Hog back in the league, but it's scary to also think he was that close to being paralyzed... Whaley seems ready to take over, and Maleek has shown great promise. Also wouldn't be surprised to see Hammonds get a ton more carries. Nonetheless, huge blow. This was a guy that led the SEC in rushing for majority of the year. And although they wouldn't have played together, I hope this doesn't hurt our chances with his brother. IMO, I think it might strengthen it because the family knows how much these coaches care about the kids. Thanks for all you've done RWIII.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 12:40:56 pm »

Thanks, RW3 for your efforts on and off the field. Thanks for representing the U of A in a classy manner!   All the best!
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 12:42:49 pm »

Thank you, Rawleigh! You gave us more heart and effort in 2 years than most do in an entire career!
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Re: Looks like Rawleigh is hanging up his cleats
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2017, 12:43:30 pm »

Best of luck to Rawleigh, I think he is making the right decision.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2017, 12:43:32 pm »

The right decision. I wish him a long healthy future. The fact he was told he was 100% and he got re-injured so easily is worrisome. If the staff knew than they shouldn't have let him back on the field.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2017, 12:45:43 pm »

Led the SEC in rushing as a true sophomore.

Not many can say that. Like period.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2017, 12:46:09 pm »

Thank you Rawleigh!! Your love of the game was so obvious to comeback after your surgery. Your season last year was one of my favorite stories in 50+ years of me following Razorback football. I'm so glad you made this decision and I will wish you all the best even though I know you are going to be a huge success in Life!!
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2017, 12:47:06 pm »

Hate to hear it but understand.  Sounds like CBB is going to help him achieve his ultimate dream.    Will miss him on Saturdays but life goes on.  Guy was a warrior and will be missed by all. 
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2017, 12:48:49 pm »

The Best Decision, Great Person - Beloved HOG..
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Re: Looks like Rawleigh is hanging up his cleats
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2017, 12:50:09 pm »

Best of luck to Rawleigh, I think he is making the right decision.


Right, there are more important things in life than football. Had a damn good run though. Best of luck to RWIII in the future.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2017, 12:51:10 pm »

Kudos to him for making the best decision. I can't imagine how hard it was for him to walk away from the game he loved, but at the end of the day this was the best decision.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2017, 12:51:31 pm »

Good for him! No point in risking another major injury of that sort.  As a person in a wheelchair, I know he made the right decision. I'm 57 and I'd love to be able to walk like I could 10 years ago.
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Re: Looks like Rawleigh is hanging up his cleats
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2017, 12:52:43 pm »

Very sad for him, the fans, and his teammates but I totally 100% think he's making the best decision. 

He's a Hog for life and we will always remember his heart and drive. 
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2017, 12:52:45 pm »

Agree with the decision and wish him the best.

Now, I'm really looking forward to watching Whaley get 25 carries per game!!!
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2017, 12:54:10 pm »

All the more reason to despise auburn... Best of luck to RW3 and hoping he enjoys the greatest success in life moving forward.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2017, 12:55:00 pm »

Thank you for displaying the heart of a champion and for being a Razorback. God bless you in all future endeavours. You will be missed.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2017, 12:55:06 pm »

Always a Razorback. Respect for making what I am sure was a very difficult decision.
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Re: Looks like Rawleigh is hanging up his cleats
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2017, 12:57:52 pm »

I know this had to be a hard decision.  He has played football for a long time and planned on going Pros so for this I am sorry for him.  Best of luck to you RW.  I assume he will be on medicate scholarship now so he can graduate?

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Re: Looks like Rawleigh is hanging up his cleats
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2017, 12:58:06 pm »

He made a very good decision.  The rest of the RB need to step up to the callenge.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2017, 12:59:44 pm »

Bielema:

As a head coach you always remember the first meeting you have with all your recruits and how that first impression is made. Rawleigh was committed to another school, but after a visit with him and his father, I knew we had a chance. We said at the time that unique recruiting stories often lead to unique experiences in the years ahead and that has been no disappointment. Rawleigh handled his recruiting with maturity and class and that followed into his playing career. At Arkansas, not only does he have All-SEC academic success, but he also steps away as the reigning SEC regular season rushing leader. This next chapter in Rawleigh’s life will be filled with unlimited success in any career path or anyway of life he chooses. As a head coach I couldn’t be more excited to begin the next chapter with him and be there for him.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2017, 01:00:31 pm »

By far the best decision he could make. I'm proud is a Razorback and proud he made the right decision.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2017, 01:00:35 pm »


May God bless this young man. Football is a wonderful sport but football isn't everything in life. A young man of character, RWIII will do well in life and I suspect, find a way to make a significant contribution to the lives of those who he comes in contact with as life goes on.

Thanks Rawleigh for your effort and contribution to the Hogs, the University and their fans as a member of the team. One door closes, another opens. God bless young man.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2017, 01:00:54 pm »

Allen:

Rawleigh is a guy that every team in college football wishes they could have on their team. He's hardworking, unselfish, determined and an all-around great teammate. When your best player is also the one who treats others with respect, is the hardest working, and one of the best in the classroom, you know that guy is special. That will be Rawleigh’s lasting legacy with this program. Just because his playing career is over doesn't mean he won't have an influence on all of us for his rest of his time at the University of Arkansas. He will be with us every step of the way through this upcoming season. We should all strive to do it the ‘Rawleigh Williams way’ because if we do that, the sky is the limit.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2017, 01:01:22 pm »

If he shows half the heart off the field as he has shown on it, Rawleigh is gonna be just fine. 
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2017, 01:01:35 pm »

Ragnow:

The term uncommon is something we use around football, but Rawleigh defines uncommon as a friend. He is a guy in the locker room who everyone loves, always seems to be in a good mood, works extremely hard and is the same guy every day. He does everything the right way and that is why it breaks my heart that this happened to him. It is because of all of these traits I know he is going to thrive off the field as well. I'm going miss blocking for 22, aka the SEC leading rusher, but I know he's going to be very successful and attack this stage of his life full speed.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2017, 01:03:15 pm »

I wish him the best and he will always be a Razorback.

I hope CBB lets him stand on the sidelines in his street clothes wearing his jersey this fall. He deserves to be allowed to do that if he wants to.
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« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2017, 01:03:41 pm »

As much as we as fans hate it, I'm sure he hates it much more.  Right decision without a doubt, he's got a bright future ahead.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2017, 01:04:31 pm »

Best wishes to RWIII.  Loved having you as a Hog, but would rather you be healthy and happy than risk long-term injury with another yard gained.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2017, 01:05:33 pm »

What class statements by AA and Ragnow. This team seems to have some real leaders. Hope that translates well into this next season.

Thanks RWIII for being a Hog and best of luck in the future.
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« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2017, 01:07:50 pm »

I'm so appreciative he's a Hog!
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2017, 01:11:12 pm »

Outstanding statements from CBB and RW III's teammates. We will miss him, no doubt, but, as several have stated, he will be a success in life without football!

WPS, Raleigh Williams! God speed to you!
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2017, 01:12:09 pm »

What class statements by AA and Ragnow. This team seems to have some real leaders. Hope that translates well into this next season.

Thanks RWIII for being a Hog and best of luck in the future.

aye, looks like this year's team has plenty of character from it's leaders. 
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2017, 01:13:13 pm »

Man I sure hope he does indeed find the success we know he deserves. He may not have been the fastest guy we've had, but he would have had a chance to play at the next-level (obviously). Glad he was able to at least experience the joy of his sophomore year. Thankful for his time here.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2017, 01:13:31 pm »

Completely understand. Best of luck young man and thanks for the things you have done for this program.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2017, 01:15:49 pm »

This is for the best.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2017, 01:15:57 pm »

It's the right decision. 

Maybe Jerry Jones needs a summer intern???
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2017, 01:16:25 pm »

Man, that's too bad.  I understand he's a great person.  I can see him getting his degree and perhaps having a GA position as some point, if that's what he wants.

Best of luck to him.
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Re: Rawleigh Williams III moving on from football
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2017, 01:22:49 pm »

Great decision by him and i believe he willl be in that suit one day. Him walking away shows how smart he is, great to see that he is not afraid to do what is best for his future.
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