BOCA RATON – To defensive back Raekwon Williams, success isn’t measured by interceptions – though he wouldn’t mind seeing one come his way.
Now in his third season as an Owl, his first as FAU’s primary cover cornerback, Williams has yet to pull down his first collegiate pick.
“I’m gonna do my job and when it comes, it comes.” said Williams, a junior.
Williams started his collegiate career out strong by playing every game as a freshman, recording 26 tackles and two pass defenses.
He didn’t see much action last year because of an injury, but this year Williams has taken over the role played by Cre’von LeBlanc, D’Joun Smith and Keith Reaser in previous years.
Even without an interception, Williams is doing other things to help the Owls win. He’s tied for second in Conference USA with six pass break-ups, one behind Old Dominion’s Justice Davila. His 18 tackles are the fifth most among the Owls.
As a unit, Williams believes the defense is coming together.
“Let’s be consistent, let’s make the plays that come our way.” Williams said.
As one of the elder statesmen on the defensive side of the ball, Williams words, along with his actions, carry increased weight.
“He’s a baller and he’s filling the leadership role very well.” defensive end Hendrickson said.