Felix Jones went down in Arkansas lore as one half of a historic running back duo. Now the former Razorback comes back as the A-Club honorary captain this weekend against Auburn.
Jones began his storied career at Arkansas in 2005 alongside fellow all-American Darren McFadden. Together they manufactured one of the greatest rushing attacks in college history.
Jones became the first true freshman in school history to earn all-American honors after his 31.94 per-yard average on 17 kickoff returns, 626 rushing yards and three touchdowns — these achievements also garnered all-SEC honors.
Jones was an All-SEC selection again as a sophomore in 2006, rushing for 1,168 yards – 10th most in a single season in school history. The tandem of Jones and McFadden combined for 2,815 yards on the ground, helping the Razorbacks lead the conference in rushing (228.5 yards per game). At the time, they became only the third duo in SEC history to rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.
Capping his collegiate career in dominating fashion, Jones was a consensus All-American and first team All-SEC selection as a kickoff returner. He finished the 2007 season with 1,162 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, while averaging a nation-leading 9.1 yards per carry. The Razorbacks ranked fourth nationally in rushing offense (286.54 yards per game), and it was the second straight season that Jones and McFadden each broke the 1,000-yard rushing barrier.
After his tenure on The Hill, Jones was selected 22nd overall by the Dallas Cowboys, where he spent five seasons. He was also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013.
The A-Club honorary captain is acknowledged before each home game for their outstanding accomplishments on the field during their career at Arkansas. Before kickoff, they are recognized and accompany the captains to midfield for the coin toss.
The honorary captain program was launched in 2002 and has recognized more than 70 former Razorback football student-athletes.