Arkansas CB Ryan Pulley, who was lost for the year just a little more than a quarter into the season, is making strides in his recovery from his pectoral injury.
Pulley suffered the season-ending setback to his right pectoral in the second quarter of Arkansas’ 49-7 win over Florida A&M on Aug. 31. He announced the following afternoon that he’d miss the rest of the 2017 season.
On Thursday, he made a much more pleasant announcement.
Feel Good To Be Back Running 💯👈🏽🎯🙏🏽#Process
— Ryan Pu11ey 💭〽️ (@6_showtime) October 19, 2017
Last season, the junior from Fort Myers, Fla. was Arkansas’ top defensive back. His 13 pass breakups were second only to LSU’s Tre’Davious White — an eventual first-round pick by the Buffalo Bills — among SEC players. That total was also tied for 12th in the FBS.
Meanwhile, Pulley posted 47 tackles and 2 INTs, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
At the time of his injury, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said it’s a possibility that Pulley could forgo his senior season in Fayetteville to enter the NFL draft.
Pulley made the third team of the 2017 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Team that was revealed just about a week before his injury.