Jared Cornelius, one of the key returning Razorbacks, can carve up a defense in multiple ways.
“I always get the question, you know, are you still going to do end arounds and plays out of the backfield? And I say heck yeah. I want to do whatever I can. If I can return punts, I want to do that, if I can return kicks, I want to do that. You get a sense of urgency as your time winds down, and I’ve felt that…being more anxious and more anxious about the season,” Cornelius said.
J-Red also expressed what drives him going into his farewell season as he reflects on 2016. Cornelius missed the Belk Bowl due to a knee injury and the Razorbacks suffered back-to-back losses to close the season.
“Not being able to play in that Belk Bowl because of a knee injury was huge for, not only me but you know this whole team. The way we ended the season last year was not good. We lost some games that we shouldn’t have lost. Being up 21-0 on some teams that we very well should’ve beat kind of sprung this team into a different attitude, a different space,” J-Red notes.
Cornelius finished tied for fourth in the SEC with three 100-yard receiving games as a Junior.