01/29/19 - (WR) - LaMichael Pettway, rJr, 6-2, 219 Leading Arkansas wide receiver La'Michael Pettway is leaving to play his senior season elsewhere as a graduate transfer. Pettway, who led the Razorbacks with 499 receiving yards last season, announced his decision Tuesday, saying "nothing personal, I just have to do what's best for my family and I." According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette , Pettway is at least the 10th player to leave since the Razorbacks' 2-10 season under first-year coach Chad Morris. Among the others are quarterbacks Cole Kelley and Ty Storey while Jonathan Nance, the team's top receiver in 2017, left for Missouri after making one catch in four games last year. Pettway's announcement came shortly after word that former SMU quarterback Ben Hicks is transferring to Arkansas. Hicks is SMU's all-time leader with 9,081 yards and 71 touchdown passes. Last season, he completed 208 of 372 passes for 2,582 yards, with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. - AP College Football
01/29/19 - (QB) - Ben Hicks, rJr, 6-1, 220 Former SMU quarterback Ben Hicks will play his final year at Arkansas. Hicks made the announcement on Twitter. He will reunite with Arkansas coach Chad Morris and coordinator Joe Craddock, who recruited him to SMU in 2015. Hicks is SMU's all-time leader with 9,081 yards and 71 touchdown passes. Last season, he completed 208 of 372 passes for 2,582 yards, with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Opportunity is knocking for Hicks. Cole Kelley has transferred from Arkansas to Southeastern Louisiana and senior Ty Storey's name is in the NCAA transfer database. They combined for 11 starts in 2018 as Arkansas sputtered to a 2-10 finish. The Razorbacks still have redshirt freshmen Connor Noland and John Stephen Jones and redshirt sophomore Daulton Hyatt. KJ Jefferson also has signed with the program. - AP College Football
12/17/18 - (OLB) - Dee Walker, rSo, 6-2, 216 Arkansas linebacker Demetrius Walker has been suspended from the football program after being arrested on drug and weapon charges. Washington County booking records show the 21-year-old Walker was arrested for delivery of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and guns and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into jail Wednesday and has a hearing scheduled for Friday. It was unclear if he has a lawyer. The University of Arkansas said in a statement Thursday that Walker is suspended "indefinitely," and the school will monitor the case and cooperate with related legal and campus issues. Walker is a sophomore and played in all 12 Razorback games this season. He finished with 17 tackles, including nine solo stops. - AP College Football
11/19/18 - (SS) - Kamren Curl, So, 6-1, 201 DB Kamren Curl has been suspended for the season-ending game against Missouri. Ryan Pulley also was suspended. "They will not be here today or yesterday or any part of this week for unacceptable behavior, actions that are completely unacceptable to anything we're about," Morris said. Morris did not specify the violations that warranted the suspensions, but the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Pulley and Curl were seen talking to and having their pictures taken with members of the Mississippi State cheer squad before Saturday's game. Former Arkansas All-American tight end DJ Williams, who is now a TV reporter, was the person who witnessed the interaction, according to the report.
11/19/18 - (CB) - *Ryan Pulley, rJr, 5-11, 196 DB Ryan Pulley will not play in the season-ending game against Missouri. He and Kamren Curl have been suspended. "They will not be here today or yesterday or any part of this week for unacceptable behavior, actions that are completely unacceptable to anything we're about," Morris said. Morris did not specify the violations that warranted the suspensions, but the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Pulley and Curl were seen talking to and having their pictures taken with members of the Mississippi State cheer squad before Saturday's game. Former Arkansas All-American tight end DJ Williams, who is now a TV reporter, was the person who witnessed the interaction, according to the report.
11/05/18 - (QB) - Ben Hicks, rJr, 6-1, 220 NOV 5 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ben Hicks, SMU, Jr., QB, Waco, Texas,...Hicks threw four touchdown passes and finished with 318 passing yards and no interceptions on 43 attempts to lead SMU to a 45-31 win against No. 17 Houston, bringing the Mustangs within a game of the Cougars in The American's West Division race. Hicks threw TD passes of 7, 17, 1 and 59 yards and finished with more than 300 passing yards for a school-record 10th time in his career. - American Athletic Conference Football
11/04/18 - (QB) - Ben Hicks, rJr, 6-1, 220 Ben Hicks threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and SMU beat No. 17 Houston 45-31 on Saturday night, the second time in three years the Mustangs upset a ranked Cougars team. The Mustangs (4-5, 3-2 American) never trailed, jumping out to a 17-0 lead after Hicks threw his second TD, a 17-yarder to Tyler Page less than a minute into the second quarter. Houston played its first game as a ranked team under second-year coach Major Applewhite. "This is really the first time we've left a ballgame all year where we said we've played well on defense, played well on offense and played well on special teams," SMU coach Sonny Dykes said. "And so I think the bar's been set for our guys from a performance standpoint and I feel like we know what we're capable of and I'm excited to see how they respond from here." Hicks threw three touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in the shocker two years ago, when SMU beat the then-No. 11 Cougars 38-16 and knocked them all of the way out of the poll. - AP College Football
10/22/18 - (QB) - Ben Hicks, rJr, 6-1, 220 OCT 22 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Ben Hicks, SMU, Jr., QB,...Completed 21 of 40 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns, including the game winning TD with 1:15 left, in a 27-23 win at Tulane. - American Athletic Conference Football
10/20/18 - (QB) - Ben Hicks, rJr, 6-1, 220 James Proche hauled in a sideline pass from Ben Hicks and turned it into a 67-yard touchdown for the go-ahead score with 1:15 left in the game as SMU rallied past Tulane 27-23 on Saturday. The late TD gave the Mustangs (3-4, 2-1 American) the lead for the first time all game, and they sealed the win when Richard Moore strip-sacked Jonathan Banks, with Jake Hall recovering with 39 seconds remaining. SMU ran out the final seconds. SMU defenders recorded a season-high five sacks, 11 tackles for loss and three takeaways - an interception by Christian Davis and strip-sacks of Banks by Moore and Delontae Scott. Hicks completed 21 of 40 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns, each to a different receiver. He found Xavier Jones for a 55-yard score, Reggie Roberson Jr. from the 16 and Proche for the winner. Braeden West added a 29-yard run. Banks passed for 153 yards and added a rushing touchdown for Tulane (2-5, 1-2). Darius Bradwell led with 72 yards and a score. - AP College Football
10/20/18 - (QB) - Connor Noland, Fr, 6-2, 207 When Arkansas freshman quarterback Connor Noland trotted off the field after throwing an interception on the first drive, Razorbacks coach Chad Morris didn't have to say much to make sure his first-time starter stayed confident. This was the moment kids across Arkansas (2-6) dream of, especially ones like Noland - an Arkansas native and fan his entire life. Morris stuck with his quarterback, and the move paid off in a 23-0 victory over Tulsa on Saturday. "I just kind of patted him on the head and said, 'Hey, hang in there. It'll be all right.'" Morris said. "If you play football long enough, you're going to have some things that go against you. It's really just about the response." Aside from that negative play, there were a lot of positives to choose from with Noland. He went 10-of-16 passing for 124 yards and scored his first career touchdown. - AP College Football
10/16/18 - (RB) - Devwah Whaley, Jr, 5-10, 209 Arkansas running back Devwah Whaley is out until at least November after ankle surgery. Coach Chad Morris said Whaley was injured during Saturday's loss to Mississippi, leaving midway through the third quarter. Fellow running back Rakeem Boyd was injured in the first half for the Razorbacks (1-6, 0-4 SEC). Morris said Boyd, defensive lineman McTelvin Agim and running back T.J. Hammonds are all expected to play against Tulsa (1-5, 0-3 American Athletic) on Saturday. - AP College Football
10/03/18 - (TE) - Jeremy Patton, Sr, 6-5, 253 TE Jeremy Patton, a senior from Indianapolis, had surgery on Tuesday after suffering an undisclosed injury to his ankle or foot against Texas A&M. It's unclear when he may able to return.
10/03/18 - (CB) - Chevin Calloway, So, 5-10, 190 CB Chevin Calloway, a sophomore from Dallas, announced Tuesday in Instagram that he is "stepping away from football." Calloway has missed the past three games for what coach Chad Morris described as personal issues. Morris said Monday that Calloway was still a member of the team.
10/03/18 - (CB) - Kevin Richardson II, rSr, 5-11, 180 DB Kevin Richardson, a sixth-year senior, saw his first significant action on defense in the loss to Texas A&M. Richardson missed the 2016 season after being injured in the opening game. He returned to start every game in 2017 but an off-the-field injury just before fall camp required surgery that kept him out of action early this season.
09/11/18 - (OLB) - Dre Greenlaw, Sr, 6-0, 230 LB Dre Greenlaw, who made 10 tackles in the first quarter of the season opener but hasn't played since then because of an ankle injury, is expected to play Saturday against North Texas.
09/11/18 - (DE) - McTelvin Agim, Jr, 6-2, 279 DL McTelvin Agim, a junior from Texarkana, Texas, who is widely considered one of Arkansas' most talented players, had four tackles against Colorado State while forcing two fumbles and recovering one.
09/11/18 - (RB) - Devwah Whaley, Jr, 5-10, 209 RB Devwah Whaley, a junior from Beaumont, Texas, bounced back from a 28-yard performance in the season opener to post a career-high 165 yards on 26 carries in the loss to Colorado State.
09/06/18 - (ILB) - DeJon Harris, Jr, 5-11, 244 LB De'Jon Harris (6-0, 244 pounds) led the Razorbacks with 11 tackles, including seven unassisted. Harris also broke up a pass and forced a fumble.
09/06/18 - (WR) - Jordan Jones, rJr, 6-0, 180 WR Jordan Jones had his most productive game as a Razorback, catching five passes for 132 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown. A sophomore, Jones had his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game. He caught two passes for 122 yards in the 2017 season finale against Missouri.
09/06/18 - (OLB) - Bumper Pool, rFr, 6-1, 223 LB Bumper Pool, a true freshman from Lucas, Texas, had a big game in his debut with the Razorbacks. Pool blocked an extra-point attempt and later returned a fumble 60 yards to the Eastern Illinois 5. He is expected to start for injured LB Dre Greenlaw (ankle). Greenlaw made 10 tackles, including seven unassisted, in the first quarter against Eastern Illinois before leaving with the injury.
08/30/18 - (ILB) - DeJon Harris, Jr, 5-11, 244 LB De'Jon Harris was a second-team All-SEC selection as a sophomore in 2017, when he led the Razorbacks in total tackles (115), tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (3.5) He finished second in the SEC in tackles and had seven games with 10 tackles or more. "He's a football player," Arkansas Chad Morris said of Harris (6-0, 244 pounds." That's what he is. He's just a really good football player that's got a great future ahead of him."
08/30/18 - (WR) - Jared Cornelius, rSr, 5-11, 203 WR Jared Cornelius could give the Arkansas offense a major boost after missing all but three games last season. Cornelius posted combined totals of 56 receptions for 908 yards and seven touchdowns in 2015-2016 but suffered a season-ending Achilles injury against Texas A&M last season.
08/30/18 - (RB) - Devwah Whaley, Jr, 5-10, 209 RB Devwah Whaley saw his production go down as a sophomore in 2017. After rushing for 602 yards and an average of 5.5 yards per carry as a freshman in 2016, he gained 559 yards last season and averaged 4.4 yards per carry. He did run for seven touchdowns last season, up from three as a freshman.
03/26/18 - (C) - Frank Ragnow, Sr, 6-5, 312 C Frank Ragnow, who missed the final five games of his senior season and needed surgery on his ankle, felt "athletic" at Arkansas Pro Day on Monday. Ragnow wasn't far enough in his rehab to work out at the Senior Bowl or even the NFL Scouting Combine last month, although he attended and said he officially met with 23 teams in Indianapolis. NFLDraftScout.com rates Ragnow as the No. 72 prospect and the third-best center, behind Iowa's James Daniels and Ohio State's Billy Price.
03/12/18 - (WR) - Chase Harrell, rJr, 6-3, 215 WR Chase Harrell was arrested early Sunday morning in Lawrence, Kan., on suspicion of driving under the influence, records from the Douglas County Sherriff's Department show. Harrell is scheduled to appear in court on March 28. Harrell was third on the team last season with 25 catches for 221 yards and three touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore. He has 30 career receptions and five scores.