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HOG FUTURES: Running back Rakeem Boyd welcomes 2nd chance in the SEC

By Richard Davenport

This article was published July 12, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Independence Community College running back Rakeem Boyd carries the ball during the Midwest Classic Bowl game against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Miami, Okla.

Rakeem Boyd at a glance

CLASS Redshirt sophomore

POSITION Running back

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-0, 210 pounds

AGE 20 (born Feb. 18, 2008)

SCHOOL Independence (Kan.) Community College

NOTEWORTHY Rushed for 6,436 yards and 80 touchdowns in his high school career at Houston Stratford … named the District 19-5A Overall MVP as a senior, District 19-5A Co-MVP as a junior after rushing for 2,519 yards and 29 touchdowns on 246 carries … ESPN rated him a 4-star prospect and the No. 23 running back in the nation in 2015 … rushed for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns on 192 carries last year while averaging 121.1 yards a game.

Hog Futures

The fifth in a series highlighting newcomers to the Arkansas Razorbacks football team.

Independence (Kan.) Community College coach Jason Brown has tutored great talents through the years, and Arkansas running back Rakeem Boyd is one of the best.

Rakeem Boyd at a glance

CLASS Redshirt sophomore

POSITION Running back

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-0, 210 pounds

AGE 20 (born Feb. 18, 2008)

SCHOOL Independence (Kan.) Community College

NOTEWORTHY Rushed for 6,436 yards and 80 touchdowns in his high school career at Houston Stratford … named the District 19-5A Overall MVP as a senior, District 19-5A Co-MVP as a junior after rushing for 2,519 yards and 29 touchdowns on 246 carries … ESPN rated him a 4-star prospect and the No. 23 running back in the nation in 2015 … rushed for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns on 192 carries last year while averaging 121.1 yards a game.

Hog Futures

The fifth in a series highlighting newcomers to the Arkansas Razorbacks football team.

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Goad says... July 12, 2018 at 9:23 a.m.

Everyone deserves a 2nd chance. Sounds like he is ready to make good on this. Hope so, stay focused.

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