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.
Loewen out for spring
Arkansas tight end Mitchell Loewen (89) runs into the end zone ahead of Samford defensive back Jaquiski Tartt (6) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Little Rock, Ark., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas tight end Mitchell Loewen will miss spring practice after suffering a torn ACL, Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema said Wednesday.
Bielema said he's hopeful Loewen, a junior, would be available for Arkansas' season opener Aug. 30 at Auburn. Loewen caught 2 passes for 29 yards last season, including a 24-yard touchdown catch against Samford.
The Lahaina, Hawaii native began his career as a walk-on but earned a scholarship prior to last season. He is one of four tight ends with playing experience on the Razorbacks' roster.
Arkansas is scheduled to begin spring practice next Sunday.