Arkansas Freshman Star Returns Home To Play Gators

Alex_Collins_ArkansasAlex Collins burst through a hole up the middle, sprinted into the end zone and didn’t stop.

He climbed the concrete wall, grabbed the railing and high-fived Razorbacks fans in the front row of the red sea of glee at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium.

Arkansas coaches chewed out the freshman running back for that celebration, and ensuing penalty, following his first collegiate touchdown four weeks ago against Samford.

He was apologetic afterward for letting his exuberance get the best of him, though it’s perhaps a perfect snapshot of how this former South Plantation High standout and now freshman national sensation has embraced his new life in Northwest Arkansas.

Source: Steve Gorten,