Receptions: 6 vs. Mississippi State (11/21/15)
Receiving Yards: 81 vs. Kansas State (1/2/16)
Receiving TDs: 3 vs. Mississippi State (11/21/15)
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Became Arkansas’ all-time leader for receiving touchdowns by a tight end with 11 … Started 11 of 12 games played … Ranked tied for second among SEC tight ends with four touchdowns, fourth in yards (380) and fifth in receptions (33) … Had a catch in all 12 games played and three or more eight times … Total of 18 of his 33 receptions resulted in a first down … Hauled in a 20-yard pass in seven of 12 games, including the last four he played … One of two tight ends in the nation to score a TD in each of the first three weeks of the season and the first Razorback to do so since 2005 … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): Hauled in the game-winning touchdown with 6:37 left in the fourth quarter … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Set a season-high with 58 yards receiving on three receptions, highlighted by a 19-yard TD on third down in the first overtime … vs. Texas State (Sept. 17): Made it three straight games with a TD reception … vs. No. 1 Alabama (Oct. 8): Broke the program record for receiving TDs by a tight end in the first quarter on a 24-yard pass play.
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Led all SEC tight ends with six receiving touchdowns, good for a tie for ninth in the FBS … Finished with 27 receptions for 389 yards … Equaled the program single-game record and tied for the most touchdowns by an FBS tight end in 2015 with three against Mississippi State … All six touchdowns came over the final seven games of the season … Ranked 12th among FBS tight ends with at least 20 catches with 14.4 yards per reception average … Hauled in a catch in 10 of 13 games … Had 16 receptions of at least 10 yards, including seven of 20 yards or more … vs. UTEP (Sept. 5): Hauled in two receptions for 60 yards, highlighted a season-long 42-yard catch … at No. 8 Alabama (Oct. 10): Led Arkansas with four receptions for 41 yards … vs. Auburn (Oct. 24): Scored first career touchdown on a 23-yard pass in the second quarter and had a clutch catch for a two-point conversion in the third overtime … vs. UT Martin (Oct. 31): Made it two straight games with a touchdown, hauling in QB Austin Allen’s first career TD on a 35-yard pass in the fourth quarter … vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 21): Caught a career-high six passes while becoming just the second player in program history with three touchdown receptions in an SEC game … Scored a touchdown in the second, third and fourth quarters … vs. Kansas State (Jan. 2): Finished with four catches for a career-high 81 yards and a touchdown, including grabs of 41 and 20 yards, respectively … Last reception of the season was a six-yard touchdown.
Participated in all 13 contests at tight end and on special teams … Recorded 84 receiving yards on seven catches and one touchdown … Also led the special teams with nine tackles … vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 20): Notched one reception for 16 yards in the non-conference victory … vs. No. 6 Texas A&M (Sept. 27): Registered one reception for 13 yards … vs. UAB (Oct. 25): Recorded first career touchdown in Arkansas’ homecoming win over the Blazers … vs. No. 20 LSU (Nov. 15): Caught one reception for a season-long 17 yards in the shutout win over the Tigers.
Redshirt Freshman (2013)
Saw action in all 12 games and started twice … Caught four passes for 68 yards and gained one yard on one rush … vs. Louisiana (Aug. 31): Made collegiate debut in Arkansas’ season-opening win and contributed 22 receiving yards on two catches … vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 23): Hauled in a career-long, 44-yard reception.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
A versatile two-way standout for White Hall, playing tight end and defensive end … Ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect in Arkansas and the 15th-best tight end in the country by 247Sports and as the No. 7 overall prospect in the state by Rivals … Caught 45 passes for 841 yards and six touchdowns and made 92 tackles, including 14 sacks, in helping the Bulldogs win the 2011 5A Southeast Conference championship and reach their first state semifinal in 20 years … Named to the 2011 Arkansas Super Team by the Associated Press and was a three-sport All-Southeast Arkansas selection by The Commercial, being honored in football, basketball and baseball … Selected to play in the 2012 Arkansas High School Association All-Star Game … Tallied 73 tackles, 25 for loss with 15 sacks as a junior and also made 10 catches for 227 yards and three touchdowns … Coached by Mike Vaughn … Chose Arkansas over Mississippi State, Purdue, Kansas and Louisville.
Born Aug. 10, 1994 … Son of Billy and Shelia Sprinkle … Brother, Aaron, was an offensive lineman at Ouachita Baptist … Earned his undergraduate degree in recreation and sport management in May 2016 … Two-time Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree (2013, ’14).