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
No Rimington for Swanson
Arkansas center Travis Swanson blocks during an Aug. 31, 2013 game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. Swanson is expected to make his 50th consecutive start Friday at LSU.
FAYETTEVILLE Florida State center Bryan Stork won the Rimington Trophy on Thursday.
Stork beat out five other semifinalists for the award, including Arkansas' Travis Swanson. The Rimington Trophy is awarded each year to the most outstanding center in college football.
A Rimington win would have capped a memorable week for Swanson, who was named first team all-SEC by The Associated Press and first team all-American by USA Today. Swanson said earlier this week he will graduate from the UA this month.
Swanson was a four-year starter at Arkansas. He started his 50th straight game in the Razorbacks' season finale at LSU two weeks ago.