Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A two-time 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's field goals help lift East to win
Former Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker made three field goals to help the East to a 23-13 win in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker made three field goals to help the East to a 23-13 win in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Hocker connected on field goals of 31, 35 and 56 yards, and also made a pair of extra points. Hocker's 56-yard kick snapped a 13-13 tie early in the fourth quarter.
The Russellville native will now look to make a NFL team later this year. More than 100 players from last year's Shrine game wound up in NFL camps.
Hocker finished his career as the Razorbacks' all-time leading scorer and the 10th-leading scorer in Southeastern Conference history. As a senior he made 13 of 15 field goal attempts, including a 54-yard kick in Arkansas' home finale against Mississippi State.