Cameron Jefferson is now an Arkansas Razorback.
The former UNLV offensive lineman transferred to Arkansas Saturday and will be immediately eligible to play. He's eligible because UNLV is ineligible for a bowl game.
“We're thrilled to add Cameron Jefferson to the Razorback football program,” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said in a statement. “As we continue to build our recruiting classes over the next few years, we will add players who fit academically, athletically and socially. He comes from a football family with his father playing in the NFL and he worked his way into becoming an anchor for the line at UNLV. We look forward to seeing the impact he will have at Arkansas.”
UNLV is ineligible for a bowl because it didn't meet the minimum Academic Progress Rate score as mandated by the NCAA. The Rebels and Idaho are the two schools banned from postseason play in 2014. Because of the postseason ban, any impending senior – like Jefferson – is allowed to transfer to another school and play without penalty.
He's not the only player transferring from UNLV because of the transfer rule as well. Running back Adonis Smith is transferring to Arizona.
Last season, UNLV went to the Heart of Dallas Bowl, losing to North Texas.
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