Arkansas QB Wilson coming back for senior season
Friday, January 13, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson has decided to come back for his senior season with the Razorbacks.
Wilson earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors this season, his first as the starting quarterback after replacing Ryan Mallett. He threw for 3,638 yards and 24 touchdowns, leading the No. 5 Razorbacks to a Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State.
Wilson also threw for a school-record 510 yards in Arkansas' win over Texas A&M and led the SEC with 279.8 yards passing per game.
Arkansas finished the season 11-2, tying the school record for wins, and its top-five finish was the school's first since 1977. Its only two losses were to No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU.