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  • #51 by rmcchris on 08 May 2017
  • Understand and thank you from all of us fans.  Right decision and I hope you continue on with our program in other ways. 
  • #52 by GoHogzzGo on 08 May 2017
  • Wow feel terrible for the kid. Was NFL bound if he kept this up. Thank goodness he isn't a paraplegic or something, but that is one tough pill to swallow. Glad he made the right decision.
  • #53 by jgphillips3 on 08 May 2017
  • Rawleigh, I will miss you on the field, but if you were my son, I would tell you that you are making the ABSOLUTELY CORRECT choice.  Life is long and you have a lot to look forward to.  I am proud you chose to wear our uniform and you will always be a Razorback.  This State doesn't forget our players.  Best of luck to you!

    Now Uncle Terry P Roy, tell your nephew to get some rest when he can...because he's going to have some work to do until those freshmen get things figured out in the fall.
  • #54 by Boss Hog in the Arkansas on 08 May 2017
  • I really hate this for him. After everything he went through to get back here the first time around, he didn't deserve this. He has always shown great maturity in the way he handled situations, and this was no different. Hope he gets to stick around this season helping the running backs. Good luck to you in everything you choose to do in life Rawleigh! WOO PIG
  • #55 by Kevin on 08 May 2017
  • God Bless you Rawleigh
  • #56 by bigpigpimpin on 08 May 2017
  • Given the situation, I hope the U of A steps up and honors his scholarship until the completion of his degree. Best wishes to RW3
  • #57 by jgphillips3 on 08 May 2017
  • Given the situation, I hope the U of A steps up and honors his scholarship until the completion of his degree. Best wishes to RW3

    They will and it won't count against us.  There is NCAA precedent for that.
  • #58 by 311Hog on 08 May 2017
  • Given the situation, I hope the U of A steps up and honors his scholarship until the completion of his degree. Best wishes to RW3

    Oh you know they will.  I hate this for him, but i would totally have made the same choice.  I absolutely believe RW3 will find massive success off the field.
  • #59 by PorkSoda on 08 May 2017
  • I'm glad he had the chance to come back and have a great year last season.  He doesn't have to wonder what could have been.  now he can move on knowing he did the right thing with a bright future ahead of him.

  • #60 by DeltaBoy on 08 May 2017
  • #61 by Sivad on 08 May 2017
  • He will always be a Razorback.
    Thanks for coming here Rawleigh and we wish you the best.
  • #62 by SONofHAM on 08 May 2017
  • #63 by Poker_hog on 08 May 2017
  • Hate to lose him but glad he's doing the smart thing.  Everything you'd want in a hog, good student, ton of heart, and played at a much higher level than his recruiting rankings.
  • #64 by Mo_Better_Hogs on 08 May 2017
  • Rawleigh has been a first-class young man for us, as a Razorback, and will be after his playing days. It's sad that those days are NOW, but it's easy to understand how he got to that decision.

    This is one of those times that you just say he gave us all he had to give, and wish him the best. God speed RWIII.
  • #65 by micali on 08 May 2017
  • I hope he can live with his decision. I mean by that, he will be able to put the playing years behind him and not desire to come back. Im sad for him but I'm glad he made this xhoice. So much life ahead of him and while he can still walk it's better to "walk" away. Good luck to you RW3, may GOD bless you in your future endeavors.
  • #66 by TNRazorbacker on 08 May 2017
  • Right decision young man- easily. You'll always be a Hog regardless.
  • #67 by oldbear on 08 May 2017
  • What a great young man. Razorback nation is better for having had him around. He seems to be a great influence on everyone around him. The value of your life is how you effect others. His life is extremely valuable.
  • #68 by GoHogzzGo on 08 May 2017
  • Given the situation, I hope the U of A steps up and honors his scholarship until the completion of his degree. Best wishes to RW3

    Thankfully all schools do this one. Medical hardship allows for continuation of the scholarship without counting toward the 85. Saban has even been accused of using this to his advantage forcing kids to take it who are slightly injured but not performing.

    Proud of RWIII. Appreciate everything he did coming back from the first injury.
  • #69 by SONofHAM on 08 May 2017
  • #70 by Al Boarland on 08 May 2017
  • All the more reason to despise auburn... Best of luck to RW3 and hoping he enjoys the greatest success in life moving forward.
    From a fellow SEC RB....I wish you nothing but the best...football is truly not everything...you will be great and bold in watever you do - Auburn RB
  • #71 by SONofHAM on 08 May 2017
  • #72 by grayhawg on 08 May 2017
  • Made what I think was the right decision, best of luck to this quality young man in his future endeavors.
  • #73 by razorsharptusk on 08 May 2017
  • What a great guy!  He deserves nothing but the best from us Hog fans and giving him the continued support we would have if he was still toting the rock.  Have a blessed life Rawleigh, and thanks for your work and excitement you brought to this team.
  • #74 by PorkRinds on 08 May 2017
  • I think I got something in my eye while reading that.
  • #75 by Andrew Hogfan on 08 May 2017
  • Thank you RWIII.  Gives me another reason to auburn,  as if I needed any more.
  • #76 by Andrew Hogfan on 08 May 2017
  • Thank you RWIII.  Gives me another reason to hate auburn,  as if I needed any more.
  • #77 by Rockinghog on 08 May 2017
  • Totally support his decision.  Wish him the best in life,he is a class act.
  • #78 by hoglady on 08 May 2017
  • Thank you RWIII for being such a great representative of the Arkansas football program - we are lucky to have you. And I look so forward to seeing you in that suit in that Stadium Suite one day making all the decisions.
  • #79 by TexHog188 on 08 May 2017
  • Nothing but respect for RWIII and his contributions to Hog football.  Glad that he has a great man in CBB and the backing of the university to guide him on to the next phase of his life and put him on solid ground for success off the field.  #RazorbackFamily
  • #80 by Razorod on 08 May 2017
  • Definitely wish him well in life.
  • #81 by b501 on 08 May 2017
  • it was the right move. bless you rw3
  • #82 by Hoggiedawg on 08 May 2017
  • So long, and thanks for all the fish.
  • #83 by greenEGnHAWGS on 08 May 2017
  • Rawleigh, thank you so much for choosing Arkansas and representing the family with class. I look forward to seeing what you become as I know you'll excel in anything you do.
  • #84 by JHicks3636 on 08 May 2017
  • Certainly the correct and only decision under the circumstances. I also applaud the posters on Hogville for putting Williams' well-being above any other consideration. Class shown by everyone on this one.
  • #85 by 247Hog on 08 May 2017
  • Rawleigh, thank you so much for choosing Arkansas and representing the family with class. I look forward to seeing what you become as I know you'll excel in anything you do.
  • #86 by Dwight_K_Shrute on 08 May 2017
  • I think I got something in my eye while reading that.

    Got a lump in my throat.  What a great young man.  Lucky to have him and his family as part of the Razorback family.  He can enjoy the next 2 to 3 years of college, still help the team and still be a proud alum with health intact.  Although it's a tough decision, I'd still call it a win win for all involved because of the positive impact he has had and will continue to have on the team and because of the difference the UofA and football program can and will make in his life.
  • #87 by LRRandy on 08 May 2017
  • Happy it was a decision made while he can still walk. Hate it for him to have to make such a decision so early in life and giving up something he loves and excels at. Good luck.
  • #88 by Oklahawg on 08 May 2017
  • So sad to read, but also something that fills me with pride - knowing that RW3 will be just fine and that UA did a great job standing with him (so far and into the future).



  • #89 by sowmonella on 08 May 2017
  • Best Wishes young man. I hope you keep on being a big part of the team. We need uncommon men like you. :razorback: :razorback: :razorback: :razorback: :razorback: :razorback: :razorback: :razorback: :razorback:
  • #90 by Hawgzinbowlz on 08 May 2017
  • 100% correct decision. It's good you are a part of The Hog family Rawleigh. "GO HOGS"
  • #91 by LZH on 08 May 2017
  • Don't know what the doctors told him, but even if he was told "maybe", I still think he made the smart call. Tough to let go, I know. But 100% right decision IMO.
  • #92 by Pig in the Pokey on 08 May 2017
  • Led the SEC in rushing as a true sophomore.

    Not many can say that. Like period.
    absolutely. Now, we just hope that Devwah can do the same thing.
  • #93 by Hogsmo Kramer on 08 May 2017
  • Hate to hear this but his health and future outside football is the most important thing.

    Glad to have been able to watch him run the rock for the Razorbacks, and I have no doubt he'll be very successful in whatever path he chooses.

    Thanks for everything RWIII and best of luck buddy!
  • #94 by GuvHog on 08 May 2017
  • Certainly the correct and only decision under the circumstances. I also applaud the posters on Hogville for putting Williams' well-being above any other consideration. Class shown by everyone on this one.

    100% agree. Good to see class shown by Hogvillians.
  • #95 by factchecker on 08 May 2017
  • Let us remember the good.  Here are highlights from of one of the best performances I've seen in person.  It was a cold night in Starkville but Rawleigh was on fire:

    https://twitter.com/russellschaap/status/800539118442713088

    As good as RWIII was on the field he is even better off.  A great young man with an infectious smile and bright future.

    https://twitter.com/ArkRazorbacks/status/840729585931112448

    Thank you RWIII.....you will always will be a Razorback. We love you!

  • #96 by theshiva on 08 May 2017
  • Glad he took his health seriously. Good luck RWIII!

    Now to just get him on the staff as a GA and help recruit his little brother.
  • #97 by BigE_23 on 08 May 2017
  • I didn't know it was possible for me to hate Auburn any more than I already do...but it is.

    Best wishes to RW3 and his family...he's such an outstanding young man with a bright future.
  • #98 by FANONTHEHILL on 08 May 2017
  • First I want to say that this is absolutely the right decision for Rawleigh and his family.  Secondly I want to add that this situation is exactly why the change of culture within the program that Coach Bielema has brought is so important.  It's not just about what these guys can accomplish 12 or 13 Saturdays each fall.  It's about getting them ready for their lives. Without the injury, Rawleigh had a chance to be an NFL running back.  But that's not what it has always been about.  Now he has over 50% of his finance degree requirements met, he has a bright future.  He has the admiration of teammates, coaches, and fans.  Football brought Rawleigh to Fayetteville and I'm thankful for that.  But football doesn't define Rawleigh Williams III, he would be the same amazing young man if he'd never even touched a football. That's a credit to him and his wonderful parents Rawleigh JR and Kim and his brother Brian and sister Alyssa.
    My heart aches because he's lost the ability to do something he loves, but I smile when I know he will spend the rest of his life showing others how good life can be when you focus on the right things. 
  • #99 by Poppa Tart on 08 May 2017
  • Any chance he helps coach RBs this season? Could still be a great asset to the team.
  • #100 by sickboy on 08 May 2017
  • Any chance he helps coach RBs this season? Could still be a great asset to the team.

    Not sure that's not against NCAA rules. But I wouldn't be surprised to see him on staff one day.
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