Arkansas Defensive Back struck by Vehicle on Sunday Night


By Otis Kirk

Redshirt freshman defensive back Jordon Curtis was injured on Sunday night when leaving the football complex. 

Chad Morris started off his Monday press conference talking about the incident.

“Had an incident last night with a player,” Morris said. “Jordon Curtis was struck by a car leaving he facility last night after practice. And he was transported to the hospital. He was treated and released. He was there with his family.

“We’re very fortunate. Our thoughts and prayers will be with him in his recovery. So he will not be around this week. But he’s doing good and we’re very, very fortunate. Again, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and Jordon.”

Curtis played high school football at Jenks (Okla.) High School. He was a member of the Class of 2017 which was the final one for Bret Bielema. He redshirted in 2018 and hasn’t compiled any stats this season. 

Coming out of Jenks, Curtis chose the Hogs over Kansas State, Texas Tech, Purdue, Illinois, Iowa State and others.

He played both running back and cornerback at Jenks and was part of three state championship teams. As a senior, he had 22 tackles and four interceptions, returning three for touchdowns. He rushed 63 times for 784 yards and nine touchdowns while catching 14 passes for 308 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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