23 Raekwon Williams
Raekwon  Williams


Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
First Coast

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185





Defense Wins First Spring Game under the Direction of Lane Kiffin, 62-33

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Owls' Football Has Four Practices Remaining Prior to 2017 Spring Game

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Record 227 FAU Student-Athletes Placed on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

This is a new program record and a more than 10 percent increase from 2016


Football’s Trey Hendrickson Named First Team C-USA

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Monday Morning with Charlie Partridge

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USATSI Gallery - Florida Atlantic vs No. 25 Miami (Fla.)

USATSI Gallery - Florida Atlantic vs No. 25 Miami (Fla.)


USATSI Gallery - SIU vs Florida Atlantic

USATSI Gallery - SIU vs Florida Atlantic

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Junior (2016)

  • Recorded four (3-1) tackles in his start versus SIU as well as a pass BrUp
  • Had three tackles, all solo, at UM, an one breakup
  • Tallied two tackles at Kansas State
  • Recorded four tackles, all solo, versus Ball State and added two pass breakups
  • Had five solo tackles versus FIU and two pass breakups
  • Contributed five tackles and recorded his first collegiate INT versus Charlotte
  • Versus Marshall he recorded five tackles and one pass breakup
  • Recorded four tackles versus WKU
  • Recorded two solo tackles at Rice and two pass breakups
  • Tallied six tackles, which was second on the team, versus UTEP and added a BrUp
  • Had six tackles versus ODU
  • Recorded two tackles and a TFL at MT
  • Named to the C-USA Honorable Mention Team
Sophomore (2015) 
  • Saw limited action at Tulsa after being held out most of camp with an injury...had two tackles, both solo and one for a loss of three yards
  • Credited with a pass breakup versus Miami
  • Saw action on speical teams and defensively versus Rice
  • Contributed on the defensive side of the ball versus Marshall
  • Recorded two tackles (1-1=2) and two pass breakups, including one in the end zone at UTEP
  • Saw action on both defense and special teams in the Shula Bowl victory over FIU...had one tackle assist
  • In the WKU game he recorded two solo tackles
  • Concentrated his efforts with the special team unit versus Middle Tennessee
  • Recorded a solo tackle at UF
  • Recorded a solo tackle and a pass breakup in the ODU victory

True Freshman (2014) 

  • Saw his first action at No. 2 Alabama...made his collegiate debut by covering an All-American...tallied a team leading eight tackles in the game
  • Recorded four tackles in the home-season opener versus Tulsa, all were solo tackles...posted a pass breakup
  • Had three tackles, including two solo at Wyoming
  • Added a tackle in the UTSA win
  • Saw limited action in the FIU contest
  • Had a tackle assist and a pass breakup in FAU's WKU victory
  • Credited with a solo tackle at No. 23 Marshall
  • Worked into the defensive game plan versus UAB
  • Played at North Texas
  • Saw action on both special teams and on defense in the Middle Tennessee game
  • Recorded five tackles in the ODU game, the final game of his freshman season
  • Saw action in every game either on defense or special teams...recorded 26 tackles and two pass defensed on the year

High School

  • Played for Coach Culver and Marty Lee at First Coast High School where he recorded 35 tackles, two interceptions, 17 break-ups and blocked a field goal


  • Sociology major
  • Son of Charles and Nikki Williams
  • Born Feb. 3, 1996 in Florence, SC
  • Lists three relatives who played college football including Brandon Bostick who played with the Green Bay Packers

Game-by-Game Tackles
2014: Nebraska (T: 1-2=3); Alabama (T: 8-0=8); Tulsa (4-0=4); Wyoming (2-1=3); UTSA (1-0=1); WKU (0-1=1); Marshall (1-0=1); Old Dominion (4-1=5)
2015: Miami (2-0=2, 1 PBup ); UTEP (1-1=2, 2 PBup); FIU (0-1=1); WKU (2-0=2); UF (1-0=1); ODU (1-0=1)
2016: SIU (3-1=4, 1 BrUp); UM (3-0=3, 1 PBup); K-State (2-0=2); Ball State (4-0=4, 2 Pass BrUp); FIU (5-0=5, 2 BrUp); Charlotte (4-1=5, 1 INT); Marshall (1-4=5); WKU (3-1=4); Rice (2-0=2, 2 BrUP); UTEP (5-1=6, 1 BrUp); ODU (3-3=6); MT (1-1=2, 0.5 TFL)

Career Highs
Tackles: 8 at Alabama (9/6/14)
Tackles for a Loss: 1 Miami (9/11/15)
Interceptions: 1 Charlotte (10/9/16)
Passes Defended: 2 UTEP (10/24/15), Ball State (9/24/16), FIU (10/1/16)

2014 Season Game Highs
Tackles: 8 at Alabama (9/6/14)
Passes Defend: 1 Tulsa (9/13/14) and WKU (10/18/14)

2015 Season Game Highs
2 Miami (9/11/15), UTEP (10/24/15); WKU (11/7/15)
Passes Defend:
2 UTEP (10/24/15)

2016 Season Game Highs
6 UTEP (11/12/16), ODU (11/19/16)
Tackles for a Loss:
0.5-1 MT (11/26/16)
1 Charlotte (10/9/16)
Passes Defend:
2 SIU (9/3/16), Ball State (9/24/16), FIU (10/1/16), Rice (11/5/16)

C-USA Unbridled Ambition Learfield