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Arkansas loses a quarterback to transfer

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Arkansas redshirt freshman quarterback Jacoby Walker has decided to move on from the program in pursuit of more playing time, coach Bobby Petrino confirmed on Saturday.

Walker will likely transfer to Central Arkansas, a 1-AA program, according to Matt Jones of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Walker would not have to sit out a year per NCAA rules if he moves down a level.

Walker has been buried on the Razorbacks depth chart for the past season and never saw any game time. Although he enrolled at Arkansas early in 2010, he tore his ACL in the spring game that year.

Arkansas’ other three scholarship quarterbacks, including starter Tyler Wilson, are set to return next year, so the chances of Walker getting any breathing room in the depth chart looked slim.

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5 Responses to “Arkansas loses a quarterback to transfer”
  1. udub says: Dec 18, 2011 10:54 PM

    That’s not THE Matt Jones is it? QB turned WR turned drug addict turned writer?

  2. larrybrown43 says: Dec 19, 2011 12:55 AM

    Exactly what I was wondering. if so, not a bad job for a guy who fell very fast and flushed an NFL career away.

  3. rosemary1818 says: Dec 20, 2011 12:18 PM

    Nope, not that Matt Jones. What a disappointment he turned out to be.

    Here’s sports reporter Matt Jones:

    http://media.arkansasonline.com/img/staff/2010/Matt_Jones_Web_Editor_t180.JPG?370a03faaa4bde2115f371a02430eb3e6a451be5

  4. cobweb1975 says: Jan 4, 2012 10:30 PM

    Who does the weather….Quinn Grovey?

  5. rkb555 says: Feb 1, 2012 3:35 PM

    Matt sealed his own fate, but I’d say considering the offenses from past players , the nfl was very severe on Matt. When he got suspended from the nfl, he was leading the team in receptions at the time. He was finally starting to produce.

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