Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double 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 Heisman Trophy.
Chase Hayden will transfer from Razorbacks
Chase Hayden, Arkansas running back, carries in the second quarter vs Colorado State Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Running back Chase Hayden will transfer from Arkansas, he announced Wednesday.
Hayden will be a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible at his next school. He played two full seasons at Arkansas and in four games last season to retain a redshirt. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Hayden rushed for 574 yards and four touchdowns on 117 carries during his time with the Razorbacks, including 249 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman in 2017 when his season was cut short after seven games with a broken leg.
In his first career game, Hayden rushed for 120 yards and scored a touchdown on 14 attempts against Florida A&M to become the third Arkansas freshman to rush for more than 100 yards in his debut.
In 2018, Hayden played in 11 games and rushed for 251 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown against Vanderbilt - his only score of the season. Hayden also caught 11 passes for 61 yards as a sophomore.
He was limited to 45 yards on 12 carries in 2019 when he played in four games before entering concussion protocol.
A native of Memphis, Hayden committed to Arkansas as a four-star prospect over an offer list that included six other SEC schools. The list included Tennessee, where his father, Aaron, played football before a four-year NFL career.
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