Arkansas Razorbacks Hope To Get Their Kicks In 2009

Posted by Roger Gowens on August-31-2009 Add Comments

In his star-crossed 2008 season, things got so bad for Arkansas kicker Alex Tejada that he was unceremoniously yanked for a walkon, Shay Haddock, who didn't even finish the season himself.

In the Hogs 28-27 comeback win over Louisiana-Monroe, Tejada drew head coach Bobby Petrino's ire not only by drawing a delay of game penalty, on a kickoff, no less, but by then kicking the ball out of bounds to hand ULM great field position.

To top things off, Tejada proved to be a triple threat in that game by missing an easy field goal, shank you very much. Lip readers could make out Petrino's response to Tejada's explanation for the miss. Hint: it can't be printed in most publications.

After a 2007 freshman season in which Tejad...

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