Former Arkansas center Travis Swanson has moved on to the NFL, but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten where he came from or who helped him get to where he is. In a story on ESPN, writer Michael Rothstein chronicles Swanson’s gameday tradition of honoring a couple of people close to him who he’s lost.
Razorback fans surely remember former tight end Garrett Uekman, who died in 2011. It turns out that Uekman was one of Swanson’s closest friends, and Swanson remembers his friend by writing Uekman’s initials and jersey number on his wrists before every game. Swanson also makes sure to write “BH” on the opposite, in honor of his father-in-law Bill Holder.
Rothstein’s story does a great job of capturing what a great friend and family member Swanson is, and this is a story Arkansas fans are going to want to ensure they make time for.