Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Hocker selected for Shrine Game
Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker kicks an extra point during a Sept. 21, 2013 game at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Hocker made 13 of 15 field goals as a senior and all 28 of his extra-point attempts. Hocker three times made a field goal of greater than 50 yards, including a career-long 54-yard kick in a game against Mississippi State.
The Russellville native finished as the Razorbacks' career leader for points scored. He also finished 10th all-time in scoring among Southeastern Conference players.
Hocker is one of three Arkansas seniors selected for postseason all-star games. Center Travis Swanson and defensive end Chris Smith will play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala.