By Otis Kirk
Junior defensive lineman Briston Guidry has opted to retire from college football following injuries that have hampered him through his career.
Guidry made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday evening.
Guidry had the unlikely distinction of scoring the first touchdown for Arkansas under Chad Morris. He had a one-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the first quarter of the season opening 55-20 victory over Eastern Illinois.
In eight games in 2018, Guidry finished with 15 tackles, 2.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups and the fumble recovery.
Prior to this season, Guidry had played in 11 games and had 21 tackles, 3.5 for loss, one sack, a forced fumble and two quarterback hurries.
Guidry came to Arkansas has a highly-touted recruit from Kenner (La.) Archbishop Rummel.