"During all the years we played together, I was so impressed with Reggie's work ethic and dedication to being the best at whatever he did. He was all out. I'm also not surprised that he has fought challenges after football with everything he has. You hate to see him go through it, but if anyone can endure the type of obstacles and adversity he's faced, he's the one."
– Anthony Muñoz, Cincinnati Bengals Hall of Fame tackle
"Reggie Williams epitomizes the Renaissance Man. Intellectual. Athletically gifted. Passionate. Competitive. He raised the bar for everyone around him on the field and in the classroom. He made Dartmouth a better place, which is why we have a leadership award named in his honor. He is the best that we present and develop. It is no wonder he's had impact in every endeavor he's taken over the course of his life."
– Buddy Teevens, Dartmouth head football coach and former teammate
"I have a huge amount of respect for Reggie. He never gives up. His ethics, honesty , and penchant for doing the right thing always impressed me. I never worried about him telling me what he thought. Kind of like my wife. I trust him."
– Lee Cockerell, executive vice president (retired), Walt Disney World Resort
"Reggie has been a trailblazer his whole life. Just an amazing leader. He would have been an out-of-the-box choice for the NFL, but with his business skills and savvy, I saw him as the ideal person to become the first African-American commissioner in professional sports."
– Richard Lapchick, founder of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society
"Reggie was always more than just a 'football star,' evident by serving on the Cincinnati City Council during his NFL career. He was true to who he was: the antithesis of every stereotype about a jock. Then again, how many NFL players are there from Dartmouth?"
– Andrea Kremer, Emmy Award-winning sports reporter
"He is one of the most astute and courageous sports personalities ever. His story is worth reading because it provides an architecture for success by persistence, hard work, and study. At different points in his life he faced discouragement, yet never let anything stand in his way. He has revealed to us all a certain genius."
– Tyrone Yates, Hamilton County (Ohio) Municipal Court Judge
"There are not many people who will positively impact your life just by knowing them as Reggie does. One thing I love about him: he's not someone who climbed over people to advance. He brought people along with him."
– David Neal, executive vice president, Fox Sports