FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Led by first-team member senior linebacker Martrell Spaight, the Arkansas football team placed three Razorbacks on the Southeastern Conference’s Coaches All-SEC teams, as announced by the league Tuesday.
Sophomore tight end Hunter Henry and senior defensive end Trey Flowers were selected as members of the All-SEC second team, as voted by conference coaches.
Spaight is the first Arkansas linebacker to be selected to the Coaches All-SEC first team since Tony Bua in 2003. The senior joins the likes of 34 Razorbacks to be named All-SEC first team, including Arkansas greats Darren McFadden and Jarius Wright.
The leading tackler in the Southeastern Conference, Spaight has tallied 123 total stops on the season, placing him 16th nationally with an average of 10.3 tackles per game. Spaight’s 123 tackles are the most by a Razorback since Caleb Miller collected 133 in 2003. A native of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Spaight has started all 12 games and played a role in four turnovers, recording one interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on the year.
A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Henry has totaled 495 receiving yards and two touchdowns on the year. The sophomore has collected multiple receptions in nine straight games while effectively moving the chains for the Razorbacks. This season, 15 of his receptions have come on third down and all 15 have led to first downs. Henry has also caught and converted all four passes intended for him on fourth down this season.
Flowers spearheads a vastly improved Arkansas defense that successfully shut out back-to-back ranked SEC opponents in No. 20 LSU (Nov. 15, 17-0) and No. 8 Ole Miss (Nov. 22, 30-0). The preseason All-SEC first team member has tallied a team-leading 13.5 tackles for loss and five sacks this season. Flowers’ 17 career sacks ranks ninth in program history and third among SEC active career leaders.
The Razorbacks will travel to Houston to take on the Texas Longhorns in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. The SEC/BIG12 matchup will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston on Monday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. and will be nationally televised on ESPN.
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