HOG FUTURES: Quarterback Connor Noland true to word, sticks with UA assurance


Photographs by Jimmy Jones

Greenwood quarterback Connor Noland looks to throw during a game against Benton on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Benton.

Connor Noland never wavered from his commitment to the Arkansas Razorbacks.


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At a glance

CLASS Freshman

POSITION Quarterback

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-2, 195 pounds


AGE 18 (born July 20, 1999)

NOTEWORTHY Signed with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville to play football and baseball. … Led Greenwood to Class 6A state football and baseball championships in 2017-2018. … Completed 238 of 348 passes for 2,801 yards, 34 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Rushed for 239 yards and five touchdowns. … Went 10-0 with a 0.42 ERA in 66 2/3 innings pitched. … Struck out 123 batters. … Hit .424 with 4 home runs and 37 RBI.

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MaxCady says...

There's going to have to be some serious weeding out in the fall with 9 or 10 QB's (I've lost count) on campus. Party Barge and Tyler what's his name have a legit shot but all the others are vying for clipboard carrying duty.

Posted 10 July 2018, 11:06 a.m. Suggest removal

Delta2 says...

Another white QB from NWA, another few years of mediocrity. Better let that Jefferson kid from North Panola have an unbiased shot.

Posted 10 July 2018, 11:19 a.m. Suggest removal

Packman says...

Hey Delta - The best kid will play regardless of skin color. Why would you think otherwise?
It used to be unheard of for a true freshman to contribute at QB in the SEC but recent history is challenging that notion (Fromm and Murray at Georgia, Bray at Tennessee, Manziel at Texas A&M). The Noland kid will get a shot and may be "the guy". He has the athleticism and has experience with the kind of offense Chad Morris loves.

Posted 10 July 2018, 11:44 a.m. Suggest removal

Delta2 says...

It was a joke, Pack, relax (although UAF hasn't done much with QB products out of NWA, of any color, they just always seem to be white though). Agitating Hog fans and pointing out the mediocre state of UAF football is a pastime of Bickle's and mine.

Posted 10 July 2018, 11:56 a.m. Suggest removal

MaxCady says...

@Delta2, and it's like shooting fish in a barrel!!

Posted 10 July 2018, 4 p.m. Suggest removal

MaxCady says...

Here's how loaded Alabama is, they just kicked a 5 star linebacker off the team!! No problem, we'll just stick another 5 star linebacker in his place! ROLL TIDE!!

Posted 10 July 2018, 4:05 p.m. Suggest removal

hurricane46 says...

It must be time for the UA to start blowing smoke up the rear ends of hard core Hog fans that think they will win 8 or 9 games this year.

Posted 10 July 2018, 5:31 p.m. Suggest removal

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