Grant Morgan ready for his last hurrah at Arkansas

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Some team in the NFL is going to give Grant Morgan a shot. Arkansas’ star linebacker is too much of a football player not to get one.

For another couple days, though, Morgan is all Hogs.

“This is the biggest game I’ve ever played in. This is my national championship. This is all of our biggest game We’re going to treat it as such,” Morgan said.

Morgan arrived to Arkansas from Greenwood High, about an hour-and-a-half to the south of Fayetteville. He was recruited, but, like his older brother Drew, as a walk-on. It didn’t take long for Morgan to earn a scholarship and he’s been so good in his career, he capped the regular season by winning the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the best college player who started his career as a walk-on.

Morgan had 96 tackles, including seven for-loss, with a half-sack, an interception, six quarterback hurries and three pass break-ups.

Getting ready for the Outback Bowl against Penn State this week, Morgan reflected a bit on his time with the Razorbacks and what the future holds. The game will be the senior’s last, as it will be for fellow senior Hayden Henry. Senior Bumper Pool could return, though he’s yet to state one way or the other.

Regardless, Morgan likes what he sees.

“Linebackers for next year, no matter what Bump decides, I know the linebackers are going to be in great hands with (linebackers coach Michael) Scherer,” Morgan said.

On Saturday, though, it’s about Morgan, Pool and Henry.

“To be able to be here and say this is my last game it’s going to be hard,” Morgan said. “But I know I’ve given my all to this team and state so I’m going to go away with a happy feeling no matter what.”