Could Cam Little go down as greatest Hogs kicker in history?

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Cam Little has one final game to play in this 2021 Arkansas football season. And one final field goal will put him even closer to the Razorbacks’ all-time top 10.

Already.

Little, a freshman kicker from Oklahoma, has been a revelation for the Hogs during his first year. He made 19 of his 23 field-goal attempts and all 43 of his extra-points as Arkansas put together its best regular season since 2011.

Those 19 makes tie him for 13th in school history with Bruce Lahay who played with the Razorbacks from 1978-81. The 100 points scored via the uprights doesn’t see Little in the top 14 yet, but the way he is trending, give it time.

“I’m glad he’s a freshman,” Hogs coach Sam Pittman said. “I’m glad that he’s accountable. I don’t really question whether he’s going to make a field goal or not. I know he hasn’t made them all, but he’s made almost all of them, especially in key moments.”

Former Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker is largely considered the best to play the position at the school. He holds the record for points (354), point-afters (171) and field goals (61). Extrapolate Little’s numbers to his senior season, though, and those marks would be shattered.

But even he doesn’t reach those heights, Little will be remembered. His game against LSU on November 13 – a 16-13 Arkansas win overtime – was massive. He booted three field goals that day. The week before, when Arkansas became bowl-eligible with a win against Mississippi State, he made another three – from 46, 48 and 51 yards – as the Hogs won by three points.

“He’s a really good pressure guy,” Pittman said. “I think it’s just the guy’s makeup, you know? I just know that he’s a cool customer and very confident. Our team believes in him, I can promise you that.”

Arkansas plays Penn State in the Outback Bowl on January 1.