|Updated: 5/21/2012 9:27 am
||Published: 5/21/2012 9:26 am
FAYETTEVILLE, AR. – The University of Arkansas football team will have six captains for the 2012 season, head coach John L. Smith announced Monday, according to a release.
Quarterback Tyler Wilson and running back Knile Davis were chosen as captains for the second consecutive year and are joined by center Travis Swanson, defensive tackle Alfred Davis and linebackers Alonzo Highsmith and Tenarius Wright. The group was selected by a team vote after spring practice.
Wilson is the only Razorback in school history to be named first-team All-SEC quarterback, which he earned in 2011 after leading Arkansas to a school-record-tying 11 wins in his first season as a starter. Knile Davis was a first-team All-SEC performer by the Associated Press in 2010, when he led all SEC running backs with 1,322 yards on the ground, the fourth-highest single-season total in school history.
Swanson has started all 26 games of his Razorback career and blocked for consecutive seasons with a 3,000-yard passer, including the first season in school history with a 3,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher in 2010.
Alfred Davis has appeared in 37 games with eight starts in his career. The senior from College Park, Ga., saw action in all 13 games and recorded 14 tackles with 0.5 for loss in 2011.
Highsmith started all 13 games of his first season at Arkansas and finished 2011 first on the team and 10th in the SEC with 12.5 tackles for loss.
Wright enters the 2012 season as UA’s active career leader in tackles, tackles for loss, sacks, quarterback hurries and forced fumbles and tied for the team lead in fumble recoveries.
The Razorbacks begin their 2012 season Sept. 1 when they host Jacksonville State inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.