Hamlin, Hill among 2017 Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor inductees

Nine former University of Arkansas student-athletes will be inducted as members of the 2017 class of the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor this September.:

Ken Hamlin

Hamlin finished his career as the school’s record holder in tackles despite playing only three seasons from 2000-02. He racked up 381 career tackles before entering the NFL Draft following his junior campaign. In his final collegiate season, he earned first-team All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com and first-team All-SEC recognition from the Associated Press, SEC Coaches and Sporting News after he recorded 159 tackles, the second-highest single-season total in school history. Hamlin earned first-team All-SEC honors and honorable mention All-America accolades in 2001 after he turned in his second straight 100+ tackle campaign with 118 stops. In 2000, he collected 104 tackles en route to freshman All-America honors from Sporting News and Football News and a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. Hamlin also is tied for 12th on the school’s career interceptions list with nine after tying for the team lead in each of his three seasons. He helped lead Arkansas to three straight bowl games during his career and an SEC Western Division title in 2002. The Seattle Seahawks drafted him in the 2003 NFL Draft, and he played for the Seahawks from 2003-06. Hamlin played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2007-10 and earned a trip to the 2007 Pro Bowl. He finished his eight-year NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts.

Madre Hill

One of the most explosive running backs in Razorback history, Hill burst onto the scene early in Arkansas’ Southeastern Conference Era lettering in 1994-95 and again in 1998. Hill helped lead the Razorbacks to their first SEC Championship Game appearance in 1995. He was a first-team All-SEC selection in 1995 later was named to the Arkansas All-Decade Team and as an SEC Legend. He rushed 541 times for 2,407 yards and 25 touchdowns, tied for the…

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