2017 Paul Hornung Award Watch List
2017 Preseason Third Team All-SEC (Phil Steele, Athlon Sports)
2016 First Team All-SEC – slot receiver (Pro Football Focus)
2017 (SENIOR): Started two of three games played … Sustained an Achilles injury in the third game and missed the rest of the season … Recorded five receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown … vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 23): Had three catches, including a 6-yard touchdown … Left the game due to injury after the Razorbacks’ first offensive play of the second half.
2016 (JUNIOR): Played in 11 games with four starts … Totaled five touchdowns (4 receiving, 1 rushing) … Tied for second on the team in TD receptions (4), third in receiving yards (515) and fourth in receptions (32) … Averaged 16.09 yards per catch to rank second on the team and ninth in the SEC among players with 30-plus catches … Led the team and tied for fourth in the SEC in 100-yard receiving games (3) … Two of three 100-yard receiving efforts came in SEC play … Logged 100-plus yards through the air in Weeks 4, 5 and 6 to match a 20-year old school record of three straight 100-yard receiving performances … Had never totaled 100 or more yards receiving in a single game prior to the start of the season … 22 of his 32 receptions resulted in a first down or touchdown … Averaged 81.6 yards receiving per game through the first five games of the season … Led the team in receptions of 30-plus yards (5), 25-plus yards (7) and 20-plus yards (11), including TD catches of 35 and 29 yards … Also had 15 receptions of 15-plus yards … With 14 catches for 309 yards and two TDs in Weeks 5-8, no SEC receiver was more productive in the month of October as his 309 yards receiving were tops in the conference during that span … Had a streak of 15 offensive touches that resulted in a first down or touchdown … 7 of 8 receptions on third down converted a first down … Owned a streak of four games with a catch of at least 20 yards … Scored a TD in eight of his last 15 games dating back to 2015 with six through the air and three on the ground … Had a catch in 10 of 11 games and five or more twice … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): Hauled in the first TD pass of the season from 13-yards out in the second quarter … It gave him a score in five of his last six games dating back to the 2015 season with three coming through the air and two on the ground … vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (Sept. 24): Recorded his first 100-yard receiving game with a career-high seven catches on eight targets for 126 yards and a score … Four catches resulted in a first down … Averaged 18.0 yards per catch … Had three 30-plus yard receptions with four first-down grabs, including three on third or fourth down … Hauled in three passes, including a 38-yarder, before capping the drive with a 5-yard TD catch at the 6:21 mark in the fourth quarter … vs. Alcorn State (Oct. 1): Caught all four targets for 106 yards and a career-high two TDs … All four receptions converted first downs and went for 29, 35, 24 and 18 yards to average 26.5 yards per catch … Scored on a 29-yard touchdown strike on the first play of the team’s second drive and then caught a 35-yard score two drives later for his first career multi-TD game … vs. No. 1 Alabama (Oct. 8): Racked up a career-high 146 yards on five receptions to join former Razorbacks Anthony Lucas (1996) and Mike Reppond (1971) as the only three players in school history to post three straight 100-yard receiving performances … The 146 yards were the most allowed by Alabama’s defense since 2014 … All five catches resulted in a first down … Averaged 29.2 yards per catch with a long of 57 … vs. No. 12 Ole Miss (Oct. 15): Started at wide receiver and followed up with three catches for 40 yards and lifted the team to a 34-30 victory with a 6-yard TD run late in the fourth quarter … All three receptions moved the chains.
2015 (SOPHOMORE): Started six of nine games played … Missed four games with a broken arm … Caught 24 passes for 393 yards and three touchdowns … Turned seven rushes into 112 yards and two TDs … Scored a touchdown in four of the last five games … Only player in the SEC and one of three players in the country with a 40-yard reception, 40-yard run and 40-yard punt return … Recorded a catch in 8 of 9 games, including seven multi-reception contests … Had nine plays of 20 or more yards with six coming through the air, two on punt returns and one on the ground … Returned seven punts for 93 yards, good for an average of 13.3 … vs. UTEP (Sept. 5): Had two catches for 75 yards, highlighted by a 58-yard touchdown reception which was the second-longest pass play of the season … vs. Toledo (Sept. 12): Had a punt return for a touchdown (59 yards) called back due to a penalty, resulting in a 43-yard return … Also had four receptions for 41 yards … vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 19): Broke his arm at the end of a 34-yard reception in the first quarter … at No. 19 Ole Miss (Nov. 7): Caught a 30-yard touchdown pass to close Arkansas’ first drive of the second half to highlight four catches for 76 yards … at No. 9 LSU (Nov. 14): Broke the game open with a 69-yard touchdown run to help Arkansas hold onto The Golden Boot for the second straight year … The 69-yard run was the third-longest of the season by a Razorback … vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 21): Set career-bests with five receptions for 81 yards … Made it three straight games with a score with a 9-yard TD catch to end the first half … vs. Kansas State (Jan. 2): Recorded two catches for 35 yards and had two rushes for 27 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown, in Liberty Bowl win.
2014 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 contests … Recorded 212 yards on 18 receptions with a long catch of 38 yards in first collegiate campaign … Took over punt-return duties and tallied 91 yards on nine returns … vs. Nicholls (Sept. 6): Registered first career catch and score on a 38-yard toss, tallying 51 yards on the day … at No. 1 Mississippi State (Nov. 1): Hauled in 39 yards on two receptions, including a game-long 23-yard catch … vs. No. 17 Missouri (Nov. 28): Recorded a then career long 35-yard punt return to the Tiger’s 31-yard line, setting up an Arkansas touchdown on the ensuing drive.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout … Ranked as the No. 23 prospect from Louisiana and the No. 89 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals … The No. 47 prospect in the state according to 247Sports … Helped Evangel Christian Academy win the District 1-3A championship and advance to the Louisiana Division II state semifinals during his senior season … In 2013, he had 71 receptions for 1,189 yards and 16 touchdowns … Helped the team go 10-2 in 2013 and 12-3 in 2012 … Tallied 90 receptions for 1,585 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2012 … Coached by Byron Dawson and Phillip Dees … Chose Arkansas over offers from Missouri, Tennessee, Houston, TCU and San Diego State … Enrolled in January 2014 and participated in spring practices.
PERSONAL: Born on March 27, 1996 … Son of Shannon and Sylvia Cornelius … Graduated in December 2017 with a degree in recreation and sport management.