Arkansas’ Morgan Bednarik named Player of the Week

Arkansas’ Morgan Bednarik named Player of the Week
Razorback football celebrates after upsetting #16 Mississippi State. (Source: Arkansas Razorbacks)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Arkansas Razorbacks are root hogging up some eyebrows across the nation with their play this season. The Razorbacks are producing a national star of their own thanks to the upset win against Ole Miss.

Hogs linebacker Grant Morgan is named the Chuck Bednarik Award National Player of the Week following his impressive performance in Arkansas' 33-21 victory vs the Rebels. Morgan was all over the field making a career-high 19 tackles with three tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, two passes were broken up, and an interception return for a touchdown.    

The pick-six coming late in the fourth quarter with the Hogs clinging to a 26-21 lead. The 19 tackles are the second-most by a division one player this season. A former walkon, Morgan is now a redshirt senior and leads the nation averaging 13 tackles per game.    

The Hogs are off this weekend. Their next game is at Texas A&M on October 31.

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