Nate Allen is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, Allen is a voter for the Heisman Trophy, has been inducted into the Arkansas Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame, and has authored three books about the Razorbacks.
Saling won't play for Razorbacks in 2016
Arkansas kicker Lane Saling goes through drills Saturday, April 15, 2015, at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Walk-on fourth-year junior kickoff man Lane Saling kicked 70 of Arkansas’ 77 kickoffs in 2015, but apparently won’t kick for the Razorbacks in 2016.
Saling is not posted on the Razorbacks’ current roster and apparently plans other pursuits, a UA spokesman confirmed Sunday.
Saling, of Owasso, Okla., has been an SEC honor roll student in finance.
Saling redshirted in 2013 and played just one game in 2014 with three kickoffs and a PAT mopping up a 73-7 nonconference rout of Nicholls State.
In 2015, Saling recorded 11 touchbacks among his 70 kickoffs. He recorded one tackle on the kickoff team last and participated in place-kicking and kickoff competition with Cole Hedlund and Adam McFain last spring.
Third-year sophomore Hedlund, doing all of Arkansas’ place-kicking last season, kicked off four times last season.
McFain, a senior from Greenwood, was Arkansas' main kickoff man/place-kicker in 2014, but was injured much of 2015 and kicked off twice last year.
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