Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Hamilton a semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award
Cobi Hamilton broke several school receiving records this season, including career receptions (175), single-season receptions (90) and single season yardage (1,335).
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' Cobi Hamilton was announced Monday as one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given to college football's best receiver.
The senior has caught 73 passes for 1,149 yards - both school single-season records - and 4 touchdowns this year. He has caught a pass in 32 consecutive games for the Razorbacks.
Earlier this season, Hamilton set school and SEC records with 303 receiving yards in a game against Rutgers and was named the league's offensive player of the week.
Finalists for the award, named for Pro Football Hall of Fame member Fred Biletnikoff, will be announced next Monday. The winner of the award will be announced on Dec. 6.