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Raequan Williams
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Raequan  Williams

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
DePaul College Prep

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 300

Position:
DT

Experience:
1L

10/25/2017

Spartan Defense Getting Job Done

MSU Defense Feature

08/07/2017

Football Media Day: Defense

Michigan State held its annual media day Monday afternoon in the Izzo Family Media Center inside Spartan Stadium.

12/11/2016

2016 Spartan Football Award Winners Announced

R.J. Shelton named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.

08/08/2016

Football Media Day: Defense & Special Teams

08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

05/08/2017

Defense

09/09/2017

USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Western Michigan @ Michigan State

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2016 | 2017

CAREER NOTES: Third-year player is a major contributor on the defensive line as a sophomore in 2017 . . . slated as the Spartans’ starter at nose tackle . . . member of the team’s Eagles leadership council . . . has 54 tackles in 21 career games, including 13 consecutive starts . . . has 9.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in his career.

2017 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Has started all 10 games this season . . . has 26 tackles, including 4.0 tackles for loss (17 yards) . . . has set or tied a career high in four of last seven games . . . recorded two stops at No. 11 Ohio State . . . tallied three tackles with one tackle for loss and 0.5 sack in win over No. 7 Penn State, logging 12 production points . . . posted one stop and one QB hurry at Northwestern . . . logged career-high six tackles against Indiana, marking third game in last four with a career-best, adding two QB hurries, totaling season-high 25 production points to lead the defensive line unit and rank second on the defense . . . named Spartan Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Hoosiers; also named to Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week . . . tied previous career-best for the fifth time of career with four stops at Minnesota and led defensive tackles with 20 production points . . . posted one stop against No. 7 Michigan . . . tied career-high with four tackles against Iowa, including half a tackle for loss and adding a QB hurry . . . logged two tackles, including one tackle for loss, vs. Notre Dame . . . posted three stops against Western Michigan, including one sack . . . logged one QB hurry against Bowling Green.

2016 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games, including three starts at nose tackle (Rutgers, Ohio State, Penn State), to earn his first letter . . . ranked fourth on the team with five tackles for loss (14 yards) . . . collected 28 tackles overall . . . also had two sacks for 10 yards . . . named MSU's defensive recipient of the Tommy Love Award (most improved player) . . . honorable mention choice for the BTN.com All-Freshman Team . . . played in the first four games of season before missing BYU game with an injury but returned to action vs. Northwestern . . . started at nose tackle at No. 8 Penn State and posted season-high tying four tackles . . . started against No. 2 Ohio State and played in 66 of the 67 plays, logging three tackles, including one pass break-up and three QB hurries . . . made first career start in Rutgers game, starting at nose tackle and registering two tackles, including a half tackle for loss . . . tallied two tackles vs. No. 2 Michigan . . . tied career high with four tackles vs. Northwestern, including career-high 1.5 tackles for loss . . . notched three stops at Indiana with one tackle for loss and one QB hurry . . . logged best outing as a Spartan vs. No. 11 Wisconsin with season-best four tackles, including a sack and forced fumble that set up MSU's first field goal . . . notched two tackles at No. 18 Notre Dame, including first career sack in the fourth quarter . . . made Spartan debut vs. Furman, recording three tackles.

2015 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's Top 300 prospects by Scout.com (No. 159) and 247Sports.com (No. 246) . . . rated among the country's top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 17), 247Sports.com (No. 18) and ESPN.com (No. 38) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 39) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 2), Scout.com (No. 3) and ESPN.com (No. 11) . . . three-year starter and three-time All-Catholic League Red Division selection for Coach Bill Jeske at DePaul College Prep (formerly Gordon Tech) in Chicago, Illinois . . . saw action at defensive tackle, defensive end and right tackle as a senior while helping the Rams to their first winning season since 2005 and a trip to the Prep Bowl playoffs . . . earned first-team all-state honors from the Chicago Tribune and The News-Gazette as a senior . . . named to the Chicago Sun-Times and ChicagoFootball.com's all-area teams . . . presented the Tony Lawless Award as the Catholic League Red Division Player of the Year in 2014 . . . recorded 74 tackles (53 solos, 21 assists) as a senior, with 22 resulting in losses including eight sacks . . . also credited with nine pass break-ups and three forced fumbles in 2014 . . . also played basketball . . . appointed captain of the Rams' basketball team as a sophomore . . . son of LaTasha Williams . . . his guardian is MacKenzie Hyde . . . born Feb. 14, 1997 . . . communication major.

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