Fearsome threesome

UA running backs a reminder of previous stars

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Arkansas running backs (from left to right) Alex Collins, Jonathan Williams and Korliss Marshall pose during the Razorbacks' media day on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in Fayetteville.
Photo by Michael Woods
Arkansas running backs (from left to right) Alex Collins, Jonathan Williams and Korliss Marshall pose during the Razorbacks' media day on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in Fayetteville.

Darren McFadden, Felix Jones and Peyton Hillis set the statistical bar so high with their performances at running back in the mid 2000s that it is difficult to imagine anyone bettering them.


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Running backs glance

RETURNING STARTER Jonathan Williams

LOSSES Kiero Small

WHO’S BACK Alex Collins, Korliss Marshall, Kody Walker, Denzel Evans, Patrick Arinze

WHO’S NEW Juan Day, Tyler Colquitt

WALK-ONS Chris Jones, Connor McPherson, Kohl Slaughter

ANALYSIS Arkansas could sport one of the best running back combinations in the country if Collins, Marshall and Williams remain healthy. The backs should also increase their production as pass catchers this season. The coaching staff did not see the kind of thumper lead-blocking fullback, like Kiero Small, they wanted in camp. Combo back Kody Walker is the top option there.

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