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
Bielema announces Kelly-Thomas departure
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema speaks during a National Signing Day ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the university's football complex.
FAYETTEVILLE Defensive end Darrell Kelly-Thomas is no longer on Arkansas' football team, coach Bret Bielema said Wednesday.
Bielema didn't give a reason for the departure of the redshirt sophomore. Kelly-Thomas was seldom used with the Razorbacks, playing in just three games after signing with the program in 2011. The Lufkin, Texas native didn't play last season.
Kelly-Thomas is the sixth player to leave Arkansas' program this off-season. Linebackers A.J. Turner (Arkansas State) and Myke Tavarres (Incarnate Word), cornerback Ray Buchanan Jr. (Northern Iowa) and running back Nate Holmes (McNeese State) have transferred.
Receiver Melvinson Hartfield left the program last week, an Arkansas official confirmed.