Source: Hedlund no longer with Razorbacks

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Arkansas kicker Cole Hedlund misses a field goal during a game against TCU on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Arkansas kicker Cole Hedlund misses a field goal during a game against TCU on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas.

— Kicker Cole Hedlund has not enrolled in classes this semester at the University of Arkansas, Fayettevillle, and he is not expected to return to the team, a source with knowledge of the situation said Friday.

Hedlund, who would have been a senior, lost his starting job twice, to Adam McFain in 2016 and again this season when he was replaced by Connor Limpert after missing a pair of short field goals in a 28-7 loss to TCU. Limpert went on to connect on 8 of 9 field goals, including a game-winning 34-yarder in the Hogs' 38-37 victory at Ole Miss.

Hedlund, from Argyle, Texas, is 91 of 91 on PATs and 14 of 26 on field goals during his career.

After redshirting in 2014, Hedlund held the place-kicking job throughout his freshman season, connecting on 9 of 15 field goals, including a career-long of 45 yards, and 58 of 58 PATs. He scored 85 points as a freshman, 40 as a sophomore, when he was 5 of 7 on field goals and 25 of 25 on PATs, and 8 in 2017.

He is the second known Razorback with remaining eligibility who is leaving the program, following center Zach Rogers, who said on Thursday he was hanging up his cleats to pursue a career in professional law enforcement.

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