Cam Little declares for NFL Draft

Arkansas kicker Cam Little (29) warms up prior to a game against Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas kicker Cam Little is putting his name into next year’s NFL Draft.

Little, a native of Moore, Okla., and the most accurate place kicker in program history, made the announcement in a post to his social media on Friday.

“Thank you to Coach Pittman for believing in my abilities since I stepped foot on campus and giving me an opportunity to represent the state of Arkansas,” Little wrote in part. “To my teammates, I will never forget the memories we made inside DWRRS with the greatest guys anyone could ask for. I will cherish them forever.

“After much time and prayer with my family, I have decided to forego my senior year at Arkansas and enter the 2024 NFL Draft.”

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Little in his Arkansas career made 53 of 64 field goal attempts. His 82.8% accuracy ranks first in program history among kickers with at least 20 attempts.

Little was 19 of 19 inside 30 yards, 15 of 17 from 30-39 yards out, and 7 of 11 beyond 50 yards.

In the team’s loss to Texas A&M this season, Little became the first Razorback since Steve Little in 1976 to make a pair of 50-plus yard field goals in a game. He made a career-long 56-yarder at Ole Miss in October.

A team captain in 2023, Little also made all 129 extra point attempts with the Razorbacks.

And on kickoffs, he recorded 53 touchbacks in 62 chances in 2023. His 85.48% touchback rate ranked fourth nationally.

Little is the second Arkansas player to declare for the NFL Draft since season’s end. He joins defensive end John Morgan, who has exhausted his college eligibility.