Homegrown Heroes: A Look At NFL Players With Ties To The State Of Arkansas

by ArkansasSports360.com Staff  on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 8:00 am  

Darren McFadden is having one of the best seasons of NFL players with Arkansas ties. (Photo by The Topps Company)

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Former Arkansas Razorback Chris Houston, who underwhelmed the Atlanta Falcons for three seasons, gave his Detroit Lions plenty to cheer about. Calling his shot in the huddle, Houston decided he had seen enough of Dallas quarterback Tony Romo pulling hitches and intercepted one of Romo's passes and returned it 56 yards for a touchdown. The Lions beat the Cowboys in Arlington, 34-30.

And former Southern Arkansas Mulerider Jordan Babineaux has been enjoying a reunion at Tennessee with his former Seattle Seahawk teammate, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Babineaux, who signed with the Titans after six years in Seattle, impressed his new team with an interception off Cleveland's Colt McCoy and running it back 97 yards for a touchdown. Like the Lions, the Titans won on the road, 31-13.

Below we have a list of how players with Arkansas ties fared this week in the NFL.

Player, Position

Team

Connection

Notable Season Stats

Jamaal Anderson, DE

Colts

Parkview/UA

6 tackles, 1 FR, 1 TD

Stacy Andrews, OL

 

 

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