A couple of freshmen were the story of Arkansas football’s weekend
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Yep. He good
We wrote last week freshman Koilan Jackson was the most dangerous of the first-year players Arkansas has at wide receiver. He showed why on Saturday, making a one-handed touchdown catch while being defended by Ryan Pulley, who is only Arkansas’ best cover cornerback.
Not that Henry
This is Hayden Henry. Not Hunter. And just like Brandon and Austin Allen before them — and Drew and Grant Morgan, too — the brothers are both Arkansas footballers. Hunter is now playing tight end for the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL. Now it’s Hayden’s turn. And the freshman linebacker is already pushing for playing time.
The countdown begins
In honor of Arkansas’ 25 seasons in the SEC, SEC Country is counting down the 25 most memorable moments of those seasons. They won’t always be pleasant, but they do all stick out in one way or another.
The series kicked off Sunday with No. 25: Louisiana-Monroe in 2012 (sorry).
Bumps and bruises
Arkansas could just about fill out a starting lineup with all the guys nicked up so far in camp. Our Trent Shadid gives a rundown of the Razorbacks feeling aches and pains. Most appear minor and only a few players look to have long-term (more than a couple of weeks to recover) injuries.
No ‘America’s Team’ without this Arkansas man
Jerry Jones is one of the most famous professional sports franchise owners in the U.S. Under his watch since buying the team in 1989, the Dallas Cowboys have become one of the most popular teams in the country. Jones, a former Razorbacks player, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday to mark is accomplishments. Arkansas For Life.
Hjalte Froholdt’s improvement could signal huge things
Frank Ragnow is already the best center in the country. He may be the best offensive lineman. Hjalte Froholdt’s second season playing left guard next to Ragnow should pay dividends in the Denmark native’s growth in 2017.
John Daly’s steakhouse opening soon
That’s right. Now you too can eat like the winner of John Nabors’ “Which former Razorback would most like to have a beer with?” Heck, you might even get a chance to do that. No word on the exact menu yet, but the place opens Sept. 1 in Conway.
Tweets and the like
So, former Arkansas wideout Drew Morgan has some pipes. Who would have thunk it? This is only a little bit better than Adrio Bailey’s and Brachen Hazen’s singing/guitar-playing here a while back. Yes, that’s sarcasm. Anyway, juicy, Drew. Juicy.
This man got Soul… 👀 ok Drew pic.twitter.com/TC2F7URCrL
— Michael Thomas (@Michael31Thomas) August 4, 2017
Merry early Christmas, Razorbacks players.
— VidHogs (@VidHogs) August 6, 2017
My old man worked in construction (which meant construction work in the summertime as a teenager) so I have a decent idea on timetables of things like this. Curious to see what the north end of Donald W. Reynolds Razorbacks Stadium looks like Sept. 9 when Arkansas plays its first game in Fayetteville against TCU.
North end of Razorback Stadium coming along. pic.twitter.com/TREgiIsnAD
— Trent Shadid (@Shadid13) August 5, 2017
Fall is coming. pic.twitter.com/kOdYnctUKb
— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) August 7, 2017
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