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#76 Dan Skipper
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 315
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Arvada, Colo.
High School: Ralston Valley HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Dan Skipper Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/16/2013

2013: Skipper appeared in all 12 games and started the final eight games of the season at offensive guard, blocking as Alex Collins became the second freshman in school history and 10th true freshman in SEC history to rush for 1,000 yards, and was a force on special teams with a school-record three blocked field goals. Skipper leads the SEC and is tied for 2nd in the NCAA with three blocked kicks in 2013, and only 16 teams have more than three blocked kicks, including punts, this season. The offensive line also allowed the Razorbacks to produce eight 100-yard rushing performances. Arkansas leads the SEC and is tied for 2nd in the NCAA allowing just 0.67 sacks per game, leads the conference with one sack allowed every 37.63 pass attempts and has allowed one or fewer sacks in 10 games this season. Skipper made his offensive line debut in the 24-3 win vs. Southern Miss as the offense gained 258 yards rushing and put the game away with 13:07 time of possession in the 4th quarter. He registered the first blocked field goal of his career at Rutgers, knocking down a 32-yard attempt. He made his first collegiate start vs. No. 10 Texas A&M and earned a grade of 80 percent while playing all 70 snaps as the Razorbacks gained 483 yards of total offense, 201 rushing and 282 passing, and averaged 7.3 yards per play. At No. 18 Florida, he played all 77 snaps on offense as Arkansas rushed for 111 yards, the first team to top 100 yards on the ground in Gainesville since Sept. 22, 2012, and blocked a 48-yard field goal. Against No. 14 South Carolina, he earned a grade of 73 percent, helping the offense average 6.7 yards per play while rushing for 218 yards and allowing 0 sacks He graded at 72 percent with three knockdown blocks at No. 1 Alabama as Arkansas became the first team since Texas A&M in 2012 to rush for 100 yards in Tuscaloosa, finishing the game with 165 yards on the ground. He played every offensive snap vs. No. 8 Auburn, allowing the Razorbacks to rush for 222 yards and total 346 yards of offense while possessing the ball for 34:14, the team's highest time of possession against a top-10 team since 2008. At Ole Miss, he earned a grade of 76 percent and recorded a team-high eight knockdown blocks as the Razorbacks averaged 5.8 yards per rush and allowed no sacks on 32 pass attempts. Against Mississippi State, he recorded three knockdown blocks and a grade of 70 percent as Arkansas rushed for 225 yards and allowed zero sacks. At No. 15 LSU, the Razorbacks averaged 5.7 yards per play, including 5.4 yards per rush, while allowing just one sack and scoring on all five Red Zone trips.

HIGH SCHOOL: Skipper was rated as the No. 32 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, the No. 4 prospect in Colorado and the No. 46 offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com, and the state's No. 5 prospect and the country's 47th offensive tackle by 247Sports.com. He earned 5A all-state recognition as a senior, helping Ralston Valley average 35.8 points per game while advancing to the semifinal round of the state playoffs, and after the season was selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. His junior season, the Mustangs put together a 10-2 record and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. He was a member of student government all four years in high school, where he contributed more than 100 hours of community service and served his senior year as student body president. He also was a member of the National Honor Society and volunteered for a program to mentor incoming freshmen. His coach at Ralston Valley was Matt Loyd. Skipper received numerous scholarship offers and chose Arkansas over Ole Miss, Tennessee, Ohio State and Michigan.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 20, 1994, he is the son of Ken and Brigid Skipper.


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