Running Back Returns to Razorbacks

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By Otis Kirk

Junior running back T.J. Hammonds has reportedly returned to the Razorback football team after missing the spring drills.

Hammonds tweeted out the news on Monday.

He played in four games in 2018. Hammonds rushed 10 times for 28 yards and caught four passes for 84 yards. He caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from Cole Kelley in the Colorado State game. 

Prior to 2018, Hammonds had played in 20 games. He had 47 carries for 350 yards and two touchdowns while also catching two passes for 64 yards and a touchdown. 

He played in all 12 games as a sophomore in 2017. His biggest game came against Coastal Carolina when he rushed for 119 yards and caught a 60-yard touchdown pass. He had an 88-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that helped the Razorbacks escape with a win. 

Hammonds played high school football at Joe. T Robinson in Little Rock. As a senior for the Senators, Hammonds rushed 100 times for 1,404 yards and 22 touchdowns while catching 27 passes for 662 yards and six touchdowns.

The other running backs for Arkansas in 2019 are senior Devwah Whaley, juniors Rakeem Boyd and Chase Hayden along with true freshman A’Montae Spivey. Arizona State transfer Trelon Smith will be on the team, but has to sit out the 2019 season due to an NCAA rule on players transferring.

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