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Rawleigh Williams III
Rawleigh Williams III

#22 Rawleigh Williams III

Running Back | Sophomore | 5-10 | 226 | Dallas, Texas | Bishop Lynch HS

Sophomore (2016)
Preseason

» Doak Walker Award Watch List

Regular Season
» SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17)
» Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Week 7 Hon. Mention (Oct. 18)
» SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 7)
» SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 21)
» Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist (Nov. 21)
» Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Week 12 Hon. Mention (Nov. 22)

Postseason
» Coaches All-SEC second team (Dec. 6)
» Associated Press All-SEC first team (Dec. 8)
» Phil Steele All-SEC second team (Dec. 12)

Returned from a season-ending neck injury in 2015 to have a breakout sophomore season … Finished as the SEC regular-season rushing champion and 25th nationally for the season with 1,360 yards on the ground … His 1,326 regular-season rushing yards were also fifth among Power 5 players … Led the SEC with 1,580 yards from scrimmage and 69 total first downs … Of his 245 carries on the year, 62 resulted in a first down, 34 went for 10 or more yards and 14 went for over 20 yards … Found the end zone 12 times on the ground, one time through the air and threw for his first career TD pass … Hauled in 15 passes for 220 yards … Turned in seven 100-yard rushing performances, good for a tie for third-most in program single-season history and tied for second in the SEC … Arkansas owned a 6-1 mark when he rushed for 100 yards … Averaged 106 yards per game on the ground in SEC play and nine of his 12 rushing TDs came in conference action … Became just the 13th running back in SEC history to win the league’s Offensive Player of the Week award three times in a season … Ranked sixth nationally in rushing yards (695) against ranked teams and fifth in yards per game (86.9) … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): First game back after season-ending injury in 2015 … Scored Arkansas’ first touchdown of the season on a 6-yard run in the first quarter … Had 111 all-purpose yards thanks to 96 yards rushing on 24 carries … Ran the ball five straight times for 37 yards and two first downs to open the eventual game-winning TD drive in the fourth quarter … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Turned in his first 100-yard rushing game of the season and second of his career with a career-high 28 carries for 137 yards … Broke a 37-yard run on the team’s first possession of the game … Ran for four of Arkansas’ eight first downs in the first half … vs. Texas State (Sept. 17): Went over 100 yards in consecutive weeks and had two rushing touchdowns for the first time in his career … Rushed 19 times for 121 yards and two TDs … Produced eight first downs on the ground and had six runs over 10 yards … vs. Alcorn State (Oct. 1): Went over 100 yards rushing for the third time in four games … Seven of his 13 carries went for a first down, including four of 10 or more yards … vs. No. 12 Ole Miss (Oct. 15): Took over the SEC rushing lead after a 27-carry performance that resulted in 180 yards … Wasn’t stopped for a loss on any of the 27 carries and was responsible for seven first downs … Broke three runs over 20 yards … Had two receptions for 18 yards, including a 2-yard TD in the third quarter … Rushed for 101 yards in the first half … Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week … vs. No. 11 Florida (Nov. 5): Rushed for 148 yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns … Gave Arkansas a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with a 6-yard TD run and closed the scoring with a 41-yard run in the fourth quarter … Ran for 82 yards and had two receptions for 22 yards in the second half … Named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week …  at Mississippi State (Nov. 18): Became just the fourth player in Arkansas history to rush for over 200 yards in an SEC game with a career-high 205 yards on just 16 carries and four touchdowns … Just the seventh player in the SEC since 2000 to run for 200 yards and four touchdowns in a league game … All four rushing touchdowns came in the first half along with 191 yards … Threw his first career TD pass on 4th-and-goal in the third quarter and finished the 2016 season as the only non-QB in college football to run for four touchdowns and throw for one in the same game … Just the second FBS running back to accomplish the feat since 2000 … Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week for a third time …. at Missouri (Nov. 25): Clinched the SEC regular-season rushing title with his seventh 100-yard game of the season … Totaled 169 all-purpose yards and a career-high 10 first downs … Rushed for 117 yards on 25 carries, including a 1-yard TD run to open the scoring, and had a 52-yard reception.

Freshman (2015)
Postseason
» Coaches SEC All-Freshman Team

Played in seven games … Rushed 56 times for 254 yards and one touchdown … His 56 rushes and 254 yards ranked first and second respectively among SEC freshmen running backs … One of three SEC freshmen running backs to rush for 100 yards in a game this season and one of two to do it against an SEC opponent … Left in the third quarter of the Auburn game (Oct. 24) with a neck injury and missed the rest of the season … vs. No. 14 Texas A&M (Sept. 26): Scored his first career touchdown on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter that extended the Razorbacks’ lead 21-13 … at Tennessee (Oct. 3): Tallied 100 yards, including a career-high 44 yard run on the first play of the second quarter that set up a 33-yard Dominique Reed touchdown reception two plays later to tie the game 14-14 … The 44-yard run was the third-longest by a Razorback during the season.

High School
A consensus three-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN, Scout and 247Sports … 247Sports ranks him as the No. 33 running back in the nation and the No. 57 player in the state of Texas … The 42nd-best running back and the 64th-best player in Texas according to Rivals … Scout listed him as the No. 44 running back nationally and the No. 54 player in Texas … 247Composite, a combined index of national recruiting rankings, rated him three stars, the No. 44 running back in the nation and the No. 72 prospect in Texas … Named a finalist for the 2014 Tom Landry Award, given annually to the best high school football player in North Texas … Was a semifinalist for Dave Campbell’s Mr. Texas Football Award given annually to the best high school football player in Texas … Finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in career rushing yards (5,023), rushing touchdowns (62), total yards (5,627) and total touchdowns (71) … Set two single-season school records as a senior, rushing for 2,814 yards and 37 touchdowns … Led the state with 2,814 rushing yards on 341 attempts (8.3 avg.) … Also caught 15 passes for 198 yards (13.2 avg.) and five touchdowns … Finished the 2014 season ranked second in school history with 3,116 total yards and 44 total touchdowns … Totaled 143 carries for 767 rushing yards (5.3 avg.) and seven rushing touchdowns as a junior … Posted 26 receptions for 269 yards (10.3 avg.) and one touchdown in 2013 … Rushed for 1,191 yards on 191 carries (6.2 avg.) and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore … Caught 11 passes for 137 yards (12.5 avg.) and three touchdowns in 2012 … Coached by Ben Dasch … Also participated in track and field … Chose Arkansas over Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Duke.

Personal
Born on Aug. 28, 1996 … Son of Rawleigh and Kim Williams and brother of Brian and Alyssa … Finance major … 2015-16 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2016 Game-By-Game

 GP/GSRUSH ATTRUSH YDSAVGRUSH TDLNGRECREC YDSAVGREC TDLNG
TOTAL13/112451,3605.612721522014.7154
LOUISIANA TECH1/124964.01143155.0016
at TCU1/1281374.9037000.000
TEXAS STATE1/1191216.4218000.000
vs. Texas A&M1/117794.61551-4-4.000
ALCORN STATE1/1131269.7029000.000
ALABAMA1/012463.811425125.5029
OLE MISS1/1271806.70532189.0116
at Auburn1/113221.7082199.5010
FLORIDA1/1261485.724122211.0017
LSU1/113493.801815454.0054
at Mississippi State1/11620512.8472000.000
at Missouri1/1251174.712515252.0052
vs. Virginia Tech1/012342.8091-7-7.000

2015 Game-by-Game

 GP/GSRUSH ATTRUSH YDSAVGRUSH TDLNGRECREC YDSAVGREC TDLNG
TOTAL7/0562544.51445265.2010
UTEP1/016452.8081-1-1.00-1
TOLEDO1/0144.004166.006
TEXAS TECH1/08313.90822010010
vs. TEXAS A&M1/08465.811900000
at Tennessee1/0141007.1044111.001
at Alabama1/05102.008000.000
AUBURN1/04184.508000.000
UT MARTIN
at Ole Miss
at LSU
MISSISSIPPI STATE
MISSOURI
vs. Kansas State

Career Stats

 GP/GSRUSH ATTRUSH YDSAVGRUSH TDLNGRECREC YDSAVGREC TDLNG
TOTAL20/113011,6145.413722024612.3154
20157/0562544.51445265.2010
201613/112451,3605.612721522014.7154