Carter says he is cleared for spring ball

Defensive tackle Taurean Carter runs through drills Thursday, April 7, 2022, at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Visit for daily galleries.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas defensive lineman Taurean Carter announced Wednesday he has been cleared to practice for the Razorbacks this spring.

Practices are scheduled to begin March 9.

The Mansfield, Texas, native was among the Razorbacks’ spring standouts in 2022. But he injured his knee during the team’s spring showcase last April 16 and missed the 2022 season.

“Today is one of the best days of my life,” Carter wrote in a post to his Twitter account. “Thankful for the man above and my friends and family. President Carter has returned. Let’s work.”

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported last May that Carter had undergone an undisclosed knee surgery.

In 2021, he played in 13 games and recorded 24 tackles, 3 tackles for lost yardage and 1 sack, which came during the Razorbacks’ 16-13 win at LSU. Carter also broke up a pass against Texas.