Arkansas football: Top 25 players of the decade
As the decade closed, we take a look at some of the best players to come through the Arkansas program. It was tough to narrow the field, but here is our list of the Top 25 players at Arkansas over the past 10 seasons.
Let the debate begin, how does this compare with your list?
25. Keon Hatcher: Totaled 1,866 career receiving yards with 19 TDs.
24. Rawleigh Williams III: Ranks 3rd in single-season rushing yards at Arkansas with 1,614 in 2016.
23. Jeremy Sprinkle: Tied for the school’s single-game TD record with 3 against Mississippi State in 2015. Tight end finished with 11 TD catches.
22. Rakeem Boyd: Led the Razorbacks in rushing in back-to-back seasons, including 1,133 rushing yards in 2019.
21. Tramain Thomas: Led the team in interceptions three straight years, Thomas is tied for 3rd all-time at Arkansas with 12 interceptions.
20. Chris Smith: 4th on Arkansas’ all-time sacks list with 22, including 9.5 in 2012.
19. Greg Childs: 8th all-time at Arkansas in receiving yards with 2,066. Best year was his sophomore season in 2009, but he added 6 TDs as a junior in 2010.
18. Drew Morgan: Led the Hogs in receptions in 2015 (63) and 2016 (65).
17. Dan Skipper: An All-American as a freshman when he blocked 3 field goal attempts, still a school single-season record.
16. Joe Adams: 5th on Arkansas’ all-time receiving list with 2,410 yards and tied for 6th in career TD receptions (17).
15. Zach Hocker: Arkansas’ all-time record-holder with 61 career field goals made.
14. Trey Flowers: Tied for 7th all-time at Arkansas with 18 career sacks.
13. Brooks Ellis: Led the Hogs in tackles 2 consecutive seasons after finishing 2nd the year before.
12. Brandon Allen: 3rd on the Razorbacks’ all-time passing yardage list with 7,463. Also threw 64 career TD passes, including 30 in his final season in 2015.
11. De’Jon Harris: Led the team in tackles for 3 consecutive seasons, totaling 115 in 2017, 118 last season, and 101 this past season.
10. Jake Bequette: 3rd all-time at Arkansas in sacks with 24, including 10 in 2011.
9. Travis Swanson: A stellar offensive lineman, Swanson was selected in the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
8. Hunter Henry: Famous for the “Hunter Heave,” he was a stellar tight end at Arkansas and a 2nd-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
7. Jerry Franklin: Led the Razorbacks in tackles 3 consecutive seasons and is 2nd all-time at Arkansas with 382 career tackles.
6. Frank Ragnow: Arkansas’ only 1st-round draft choice in the decade, Ragnow was among the nation’s top offensive linemen heading into the 2018 NFL Draft.
And now … the top 5.
5. Cobi Hamilton
Hamilton holds the school’s single-season record with 1,335 receiving yards (2012), and single-game record with 303 yards the same year in a game against Rutgers. He is 3rd on Arkansas’ all-time list with 2,854 career receiving yards.
4. Jarius Wright
The Razorbacks’ all-time record-holder with 2,934 career receiving yards, Wright also has the program’s 2nd-best single-season (1,117) and single-game (281 vs. Texas A&M in 2011) marks.
3. Alex Collins
Arkansas’ single-season rushing touchdown record-holder (20), Collins is also the Hogs’ 2nd all-time leading rushing (3,703) and is 4th in career rushing TDs (36) and single-season rushing (1,577 in 2015).
2. Ryan Mallett
Arkansas’ single-season passing yardage record-holder with 3,869 in 2010, and passing TDs with 32, Mallett is 2nd on the Arkansas all-time passing yardage list with 7,493 yards, as well as career passing TDs (62).
1. Tyler Wilson
Wilson threw for 510 yards against Texas A&M in 2011, a single-game record at Arkansas. He is also the Razorbacks’ all-time leading passer with 7,765 yards, including 3,638 during the 2011 season. Wilson ranks 5th all-time at Arkansas with 52 career passing touchdowns.