Hog Football Players Spend Time Giving Back

FT. SMITH--Quarterbacks Brandon Allen and Austin Allen traveled to Ft. Smith to speak with teenagers at Harvest Time's 180Remix. The four Razorbacks spent time discussing the social pressures teens face these days and offering personal accounts of how they each have resisted negative peer pressure in their own lives.

"It is better to start at a young age to help these kids find there way to God because once they get older they have a great foundation," junior running back Jonathan Williams told the Razorback Nation. "They have a foundation that God is their Lord and Savior. It will just be better when they get older."

"You just go out here and try to speak from the heart and lead these kids in the right direction. I mean that is all you can really ask for being in a position that people will listen," red-shirt freshman Austin Allen added.

Junior quarterback Brandon Allen noted that because of the popularity of Razorback football the four players are each aware of their responsibilities as role models for the young people of Arkansas. "I think we are very visible in the public eye," Allen added. "We do a lot of things that people take notice of. So I think when we can take time to go back and reach younger kids I think is something we all like doing."

Sophomore tight end Hunter Henry said he didn't have to be asked twice to make the trip down I-49 to Ft. Smith with his teammates, telling the Razorback Nation, "It's definitely an honor just to be with guys I go to battle with every single day. But we also have that connection off the field too. Just to be able to come here brothers in Christ and be able to share that with this church."


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