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
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.