SEC's leading rusher in 2016 retires from football: "I want to be able to walk"

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Arkansas star running back Rawleigh Williams III has decided to retire from football following a neck injury in spring practice. Williams III had suffered a neck injury during his freshman season as well. From his article on the Arkansas Razorbacks' website:

I’ve seen the replay. I saw a normal hit. That scared me. It shows me it doesn’t take a big hit at this point. Any little thing can trigger it. I also saw the reaction of my mom and my sister. That broke my heart. I can’t do this anymore. I want to be able to walk.

Williams III was the SEC's leading rusher in 2016.

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Jimmie Kaska covers high school and college sports for iHeartMedia in Wisconsin and the Midwest. His work is featured on The Big 1070-Madison, The Big 920-Milwaukee, and News/Talk WMEQ-Eau Claire. Read more

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