Arkansas RB McFadden selected to College Football Hall of Fame

Arkansas RB McFadden selected to College Football Hall of Fame
McFadden was twice named a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy while playing in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (WMC) - Legendary Arkansas Running Back Darren McFadden is headed to the College Football Hall of Fame.

“Growing up in Arkansas, my dream was to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks,” McFadden said in a release from the school. “To be able to do that and now to be recognized with induction into the College Football Hall of Fame is something I couldn’t have imagined.

McFadden is the 20th Razorback selected into the hall.

He was one of the most dominant players in college football during his time in Fayetteville, finishing as a runner up for the Heisman Trophy twice.

His 321 rushing yards against South Carolina in 2007 is still tied for the SEC record in one game, and he left Arkansas with 41 touchdowns, the second-most in school history.

Run DMC was picked fourth overall in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.

While he was never the dynamic runner worthy of the fourth pick, McFadden enjoyed a fruitful 10-year NFL career. He rushed for 1,100 yards once in Oakland and 1,000 once in Dallas.

He joins Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis, Oklahoma defensive back Rickey Dixon, John Carroll linebacker London Fletcher, Texas A&M defensive lineman Jacob Green, North Carolina State receiver Torry Holt, Arizona State quarterback Jake Plummer, USC defensive back Troy Polamalu, and Michigan State running back Lorenzo White as this year’s inductees.

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