Juan Day transferring after earning degree

By: Jimmy Carter
Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Arkansas running back Juan Day (39) runs drills during practice Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas running back Juan Day (39) runs drills during practice Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Fayetteville.

— Junior running back Juan Day announced his decision to transfer from Arkansas via Twitter on Wednesday. He will be immediately eligible to play at another school as a graduate transfer.

Day earned his undergraduate degree in three years. He has two years of eligibility remaining.


The North Little Rock native totaled 17 yards on four carries against UT-Martin as a redshirt freshman during the 2015 season, his only game action in a Razorback uniform. He suffered two ACL injuries: first as a high school senior in the fall of 2013 and the second in the spring of 2015.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema quoted Day's announcement with a tweet of his own:


Day unofficially totaled 71 yards on seven carries during the Razorbacks' two scrimmages this spring while working with the second-team offense.

His departure leaves Arkansas with three full-time scholarship running backs: sophomore Devwah Whaley and true freshmen Maleek Williams and Chase Hayden. Sophomore T.J. Hammonds played running back last year, but worked at receiver this spring, a position at which Bielema said the coaching staff liked him during a Monday teleconference.

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