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WilliamMahone III

  • height 5-9
  • Weight 200
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • High school Lakota East

2016 – Junior

  • Practiced with the team

2015 – Sophomore

  • Missed the season because of injury

2014 – R-Freshman

  • Continued to practice with the team

2013 – Freshman

  • Redshirted

High School

  • First-team all-conference and second-team All-Southwest Ohio as a senior 
  • Rushed for 1,203 yards on 200 carries as a senior
  • Totaled 857 yards on 127 carries his junior season
  • Ran for 528 yards on 103 gives as a sophomore
  • Three-year starter at Lakota East HS 
  • Coached by Rick Haynes 
  • Three-year letterman for the track and field team, competing on the sprint relays and as a long jumper
  • Member of the school’s Student-Athlete Leadership Team 
  • Also received a character award


  • Born in Cincinnati
  • Son of William and Kim Mahone
  • He is the third (III), named after his dad and grandfather
  • Father, William, played football at Cumberland College
  • Major is family sciences

Community Cats

  • Visited patients at the Veterans Hospital (2014)
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)

William Says

  • His favorite meal is chicken and dumplings
  • His sports heroes are Jim Brown, Reggie Bush and Muhammad Ali
  • One word to describe him on the field is “smooth”
  • If he could trade places with someone for the day it would be with Will Smith
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to coach
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