Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll.
Small signs with Seahawks
Arkansas fullback Kiero Small runs during an Oct. 12, 2013 game against South Carolina at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas fullback Kiero Small agreed to terms on Thursday on a contract with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, according to KJR-AM in Seattle and ProFootballTalk.com.
Terms of the contract were not released for Small, a 5-8, 247-pounder who the Seahawks drafted in the seventh round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Seattle, which has also signed sixth-round pick safety Eric Pinkins, will open a weekend mini-camp today.
Small, primarily a lead blocker for the Razorbacks in 2011 and 2013, rushed for 151 yards and 3 touchdowns and caught 19 passes for 128 yards and 1 touchdown.
Small, a native of Baltimore, was one of four Razorbacks taken in the 2014 NFL Draft, joining center Travis Swanson, a third-round pick by the Detroit Lions, defensive end Chris Smith, a fifth-round choice by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and kicker Zach Hocker, taken in the seventh round by the Washington Redskins.