We're three months out from Razorback football, but the respect is year-round for these Hogs. Seven Hogs were given All-SEC status from Athlon Sports and when you look at their production, it's easy to see why...
▶️ LB Grant Morgan (First-Team): Morgan ranked second in the nation with 111 total tackles and led the SEC with 12.3 tackles per game, earning a spot on the coaches’ and AP All-SEC First Team.
▶️ S Jalen Catalon (First-Team): Catalon was the only FBS player with at least 95 tackles and three interceptions in the regular season, and the first SEC freshman since Tennessee’s Eric Berry in 2007 to have at least 86 stops and three picks.
▶️ WR Treylon Burks (Second-Team): Burks probably should have been First-Team All-SEC in the Athlon rankings, but he'll set the record straight. He led the Hogs in catches (51), receiving yards (820), and touchdowns (7) last season.
▶️ C Ricky Stromberg: Stromberg is set to begin his third season as starter for the Razorbacks. Instead of heaping praise on him, we'll let his teammate defensive lineman Taurean Carter do the talking: "Ricky is the best center I’ve ever went against.”
▶️ OL Myron Cunningham: Cunningham has been an anchor at left tackle and helped the Razorbacks make strides on offense last season. A bonus season of eligibility means he was able to return to the Hogs this year, which will undoubtedly help his draft stock.
▶️ RB Trelon Smith: Smith was RB1 last season, leading the Hogs on the ground in yards (710) and touchdowns (5).
▶️ LB Bumper Pool: Pool was second on the Razorbacks last season in total tackles (101) and passes defended (5). But when you have Grant Morgan on your team, it's hard to crack the top spot in most statistical categories.
Arkansas opens its regular season campaign against Rice on Saturday, September 4th at 1:00pm CT on The Hill. You can watch the game on ESPN+ / SEC Network +.