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Pro-Arkansas: Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers Stylin'; Desperate Patriots Turn to Mallett

by Todd Traub 10/30/2012 9:40 am

Former Arkansas State assistant and Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin led the Steelers past the Washington Redskins in Stripe Bowl I while former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett finally got some minutes, after biding his time behind Tom Brady, as New England trounced St. Louis in London.

Pro-Arkansas: Ex-Razorback McFadden Passes Health Check With Oakland

by Todd Traub 9/11/2012 9:44 am

This week's look at the highs and lows of the state's NFL contingent features a healthy Darren McFadden running wild for Oakland and Felix Jones helping to get the Cowboys off to a fast start.

Arkansas Boasts Long Tradition Of Producing Quality Running Backs

by Evin Demirel 7/16/2012 12:00 am

On a national scale, Arkansas high school football has always hit above its weight. And for nearly a century, the state’s best punch has been its running backs.

VIDEO: Ex-Razorback McFadden Ready For Long Run With Raiders After Shortened Season

by Casey Hawkins 6/8/2012 10:20 am

Darren McFadden is considered one of the best running backs in Arkansas school history but has battled injuries since entering the NFL. He is hoping to go the distance in his fifth year with the Oakland Raiders.

Former Razorback McFadden Brings Youth Camp To Old Neighborhood

by Casey Hawkins 6/5/2012 1:03 pm

Former Arkansas Razorback Darren McFadden, now with the Oakland Raiders, is conducting a two-day youth football camp at Maumelle High School and said having children of his own adds incentive to teaching kids.

Bisons' Carmona To Make NFL Bid With Oakland Raiders

by Todd Traub 5/18/2012 9:53 am

Former Charleston High School, UCA and Harding University kicker-punter Eddy Carmona, a Charleston graduate who finished his college career at Harding University, has signed a free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders. If he makes the team he will be only the second player from Harding to play in the NFL.

Darren McFadden Finds Another Way To Show His Razorback Pride (For Only $90,000)

by Chris Bahn 3/14/2012 12:11 pm

Darren McFadden sure loves the Arkansas Razorbacks. Check out his latest way of showing Arkansas pride, a hologram necklace worth about $90,00. Depending on how you hold the 86-carat diamond/sapphire pendant, it’s either a No. 20 (McFadden’s number with the Oakland Raiders) or the Arkansas Razorback logo.

Oakland Raiders

by Tre Baker 1/12/2012 9:27 am

Did Mark Davis fire his head coach as a sign that he's no longer Daddy's Boy?

Oakland Raiders

by 12/9/2011 8:31 am

Darren McFadden's absence only part of team's troubles going against Green Bay.


by Tre Baker 11/3/2011 8:45 am

Darren McFadden's on crutches. Are the Raiders on life support?

Homegrown Heroes: Hillis, McFadden, Jones All On Shelf With Injuries

by Chris Bahn 10/25/2011 9:37 am

Early in the NFL season this seemed like the year Peyton Hillis, Darren McFadden and Felix Jones would share some headlines for success. But the trio who shared the backfield at Arkansas from 2005-2007 is going through a rough spot.

Is It Time To Consider McFadden Among The NFL's Best Running Backs?

by Chris Bahn 9/28/2011 11:42 am

Is it time to consider Darren McFadden the best running back in the NFL? He sure thinks so. Check what he recently told Yahoo! Sports:

Raiders' McFadden Breaks Bone In His Face, History Suggests He'll Be OK

by Chris Bahn 8/5/2011 12:09 pm

Darren McFadden suffered a broken bone in his face during a blocking drill in practice. He’s expected to be out “a couple of weeks” according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. Ouch. Now the good news for Oakland Raiders fans or those who root for McFadden because of his ties to the state and the Arkansas Razorbacks:

Darren McFadden Loves His Arkansas Roots

by Chris Bahn 4/28/2011 9:00 am

Darren McFadden has never hesitated to show pride in his Arkansas roots. McFadden, who recently completed his third season with the Oakland Raiders, posted a photo Wednesday on Twitter that displayed three back/shoulder tattoos, including two that pay homage to his hometown and home state.

Bahn: NFL Razorbacks Demonstrating Pride In Petrino, Arkansas Program

by Chris Bahn 4/22/2011 12:20 pm

If you happened to glance up at the big screen or down at field level during the Arkansas Red-White game, you probably noticed a number of former players congregated on the sidelines. They were calling the Hogs, sharing stories from their playing days and — here’s the important one — lending a significant amount of credibility to the direction Bobby Petrino is taking the program.

Former Razorbacks Darren McFadden, Peyton Hillis in Running for Madden '12 Cover

by Chris Bahn 3/22/2011 5:00 pm

Voting has begun to find the NFL player that will grace the cover of Madden 12. Former Razorback running backs Peyton Hillis and Darren McFadden are among the voting options for fans taking part in the tournament-style selection process.

Yahoo: Former Razorbacks Hillis, McFadden and Jones Included in NFL's Best RB Draft

by Chris Bahn 2/11/2011 10:30 am

Sure, you know about Darren McFadden, Peyton Hillis and Felix Jones. Have you paid attention to the rest of that 2008 running back class? It’s been good enough that Yahoo! Sports wonders if it could be the best-ever draft class for running backs.

CantonRep.com: Where Does Hillis Rate Among 2008 Draft Class Now?

by Chris Bahn 12/22/2010 9:05 am

Running back options were plentiful in the 2008 NFL draft. Arkansas, of course, produced three options for teams to consider among the 21 drafted running backs. Cantonrep.com breaks down the productivity of all running backs from the 2008 draft class. It’s part of a story on the season Conway native Peyton Hillis is having for the Cleveland Browns.

Former Razorback McFadden Breaks 1,000-Yard Mark, Begins Proving Worth

by Chris Bahn 12/20/2010 9:51 am

Now the country is starting to see why the Oakland Raiders drafted Darren McFadden No. 4 overall in 2008. McFadden, the two-time Heisman Trophy runner up at Arkansas, eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season in Sunday’s victory against the Denver Broncos. It’s the first time for McFadden to accomplish the feat, despite being highly touted out of college.

Darren McFadden

by Tre Baker 12/13/2010 8:43 am

Oakland fell to Jacksonville, but it wasn't for a lack of effort from No. 20.