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Hjalte Froholdt
Hjalte Froholdt

#51 Hjalte Froholdt

Offensive Lineman | Senior | 6-5 | 315 | Svendborg, Denmark | IMG Academy (Fla.)

2017 First Team All-SEC (Pro Football Focus)
2017 Third Team All-SEC (Phil Steele)
2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District

2017 Outland Trophy Watch List
2017 Preseason Third Team All-American (Phil Steele)
2017 Preseason First Team All-SEC (Phil Steele)
2017 Preseason Third Team All-SEC (Coaches, Lindy’s)

2017 (JUNIOR): A leader on the offensive line who started at left guard in all 12 games … Saw action in 747 snaps … Participated in 100 percent of offensive snaps in eight games … Did not allow a sack all season across 389 snaps in pass protection … Allowed just two quarterback hits and only nine hurries … Flagged just twice on the season … No. 9 overall graded offensive lineman in the SEC and the No. 2 graded guard, according to Pro Football Focus (85.6) … Graded out at 80 percent or better overall in six games, including four times in SEC action … Part of an offensive line that paved the way for the offense to rush for 200 or more yards in five games … Helped the offense top the 400-yard mark six times … vs. Florida A&M (Aug. 31): Produced a season-best 90.6 overall grade in 56 snaps played, good for the second-best grade among offensive FBS guards for the week … Elite in the run game with a 93.2 run-block grade … at Ole Miss (Oct. 28): Participated in a season-high 85 snaps … Turned in an 85.5 overall grade, good for eighth best in FBS among guards that week … Also boasted an 87.1 pass-blocking grade and a grade of 80.6 in the run game … vs. Missouri (Nov. 24): Closed the season with his second-highest overall grade of the year at 85.5, which also ranked sixth nationally among guards … Registered his third run-blocking grade of 86.0 or better on the season (86.3).

2016 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 13 games at left guard and played more than 850 snaps … Part of an offensive line that blocked for 428.4 yards of total offense per game … Helped the offense log both 200 yards passing and rushing in the same game five times … Paved the way for Rawleigh Williams III to capture the SEC regular season rushing title with 1,326 yards on the ground, while Austin Allen threw for an SEC-best 3,430 yards … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Opened lanes for Williams to run for 137 yards and blocked as Allen threw for 233 yards … vs. Texas State (Sept. 17): Helped the offense rush for 226 yards and three scores on the ground … vs. Alcorn State (Oct. 1): Helped pave the way for two 100-yard rushers as Devwah Whaley went for 135 yards and a touchdown, while Williams added 126 yards … Blocked for 559 yards of total offense, including 353 yards on the ground … vs. No. 12 Ole Miss (Oct. 15): Helped the offense rush for 200 yards and pass for 229 in the win … 180 yards on the ground came from Williams … vs. No. 11 Florida (Nov. 5): Cleared paths for 223 yards rushing, including 148 and two touchdowns by Williams, against the Gators’ top-10 run defense … Provided time for 243 yards passing and 466 yards of total offense … at Mississippi State (Nov. 19): Paved the way for the fourth-most yards in school history as the offense compiled 661 total yards, including 357 on the ground and 304 in the air … Part of offensive line that didn’t allow a sack, which snapped Mississippi State’s seven-game streak with at least one sack … Cleared paths for Williams’ career-high 205 yards rushing and four TDs, as well as Whaley’s 112 yards and one score on the ground … Provided time for Allen to complete 18 of 25 passes for 303 yards and two TDs … at Missouri (Nov. 25): Blocked for 500-plus yards of total offense for the third time, including 348 yards through the air and 155 on the ground … Helped Williams post his seventh 100-yard rushing game and blocked for Allen to tally his fourth 300-yard passing effort.

2015 (FRESHMAN): Made three tackles in 10 games played at defensive tackle … Transitioned to the offensive line during 2016 spring workouts.

HIGH SCHOOL: An early enrollee who was a five-star prospect according to PrepStar … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team and ranked the No. 122 player in the country by the publication … A four-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN, Scout and 247Sports … Listed as the No. 90 overall player in the Top247, No. 13 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 5 player in Florida by 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 98 overall player in the nation according to the ESPN 300 … ESPN also listed him as the No. 13 defensive tackle in the nation and the 19th-best player in the state of Florida … Checked in at No. 221 in the Rivals 250 and ranked the No. 20 defensive tackle nationally and the No. 37 best player in Florida … Rated the best defensive tackle in Florida by Scout and the No. 28 defensive tackle in the nation … 247Composite, a combined index of national recruiting rankings, lists him as the No. 143 player in the nation, No. 15 defensive tackle and No. 7 player in Florida … Posted 55 tackles, including 12.0 for loss, and 10 sacks during his senior season … Helped IMG Academy finish 10-1 in just its second season of varsity football … Coached by Chris Weinke … Also participated in track and field … Chose Arkansas over numerous offers, including Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Louisville, Kentucky and others.

PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 20, 1996 … Son of Hans and Lisa Froholdt … First name is pronounced Yell-duh … Last name is pronounced Fro-holt … Started playing football his sophomore year of high school as a foreign exchange student in Ohio … Kinesiology major … Two-time Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree (2015, 16).