UNLV: A former receiver who is now playing on defense and on special teams … First name is pronounced “JOHN-ah-VAUGN.” 2014: Appeared in five games on special teams.
2013: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in three games … Moved to defensive back during spring practice.
2012: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of JSerra HS … A four-year letterwinner for coach Jim Hartigan … … Played wide receiver, cornerback and safety … A three-star recruit according to Scout.com, which ranked him the No. 147 WR in the class … Was also his team’s kickoff and punt returner … Also took official visits to Colorado and San Diego State ... A three-time all-league honoree … Also a basketball player for the Lions as well as running for the track team.
PERSONAL: Jonavaughn Rishard Williams was born May 28, 1994, in Dodge City, KS … The son of Jacqueline and Rick Williams … Cousin Tank Williams played safety at Stanford and then for the Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots of the NFL … Majoring in public administration.