University of Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino announced Monday wide receiver Carlton Salters has left the Razorback football team.
"Carlton has indicated to me he plans to pursue his goal of playing professional baseball," Petrino said. "I support his decision and want to thank Carlton for his contributions to the Razorback football team. I wish him well as he furthers his career."
Salters appeared in 27 games for the Razorbacks and had 13 catches for 185 yards and a touchdown. In 2009, he played in eight games and had three catches on the season for 81 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 27.0 yards per catch. As a redshirt sophomore in 2008 he played in 10 games and started against South Carolina. He finished the year with six catches for 66 yards. He saw action in nine games as a redshirt freshman and played on special teams and had four receptions for 38 yards. In the fall of 2006, he worked with the scout team offense while sitting out game action in his redshirt season. In the spring of 2007, he worked as an outfielder during his redshirt season for the Razorback baseball team.