Hudson Clark receives national honor following huge performance vs. Ole Miss
A few days after coach Sam Pittman announced that Hudson Clark would receive a scholarship in January, the walk-on was honored with a national Player of the Week award from the Jim Thorpe Award.
He had three interceptions and Clark was part of a defense that intercepted six passes against the Rebels, tying for the fifth most single-game total in school history. The Razorbacks lead the nation with 10 interceptions this season.
Clark also made five tackles and allowed just one completion. His three picks are tied for second-most in a game in school history and third-most in conference history while becoming the first SEC freshman to intercept three passes since 2003.
The walk-on is tied for the nation’s season-lead in interceptions (3) and is by himself among freshmen.
The Thorpe honor is the latest in several awards Morgan has received this week. The Jim Thorpe Award is presented to the best defensive back in college football based on performance on the field, athletic ability and character.
He was named SEC Freshman of the Week and earned a spot on the Football Writers Association of American Freshman All-American watchlist. In addition, the Dallas, Texas product was named one of PFF’s two College Football MVPs of the Week alongside Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence.
The Razorbacks return to action against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. local time in College Station. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network.