Burks named all-SEC second team

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By Michael Minshew

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas football’s Treylon Burks has been named a 2019 All-SEC Second Team Return Specialist by the conference’s coaches.

It is the first return specialist award for the Razorbacks since De’Vion Warren in 2017 (All-Freshman Team) and Burks is the first to earn the honor as a first or second team designee since Joe Adams landed on the first team as a wide receiver and punt returner in 2011.

Burks, a freshman from Warren, Arkansas, saw action on both kickoff and punt returns this season, totaling 22 between the two. He returned 10 kickoffs for 226 yards, averaging 22.6 per play, while returning 12 punts for 130 yards for a clip of 10.8 per return.

He ranked sixth in the conference this season in kickoff return yards per game at 20.5 and eighth in punt return yards per game at 11.8. His top return game came against Mississippi State on Nov. 2, totaling 134 kick return yards, which were the most by a Razorback since 2017.

On top of his prowess in the return game, Burks also made an impact on offense, leading Arkansas in receiving yards with 475 on 29 receptions for a team-best 16.4 yards per catch. He led all SEC freshmen during the regular season in yards per game (43.2) and receptions per game (2.6).

2019 Postseason Honors
Treylon Burks – Pro Football Focus All-Freshman Team (Honorable Mention)

Treylon Burks – Coaches All-SEC Return Specialist (Second Team)

De’Jon Harris – Associated Press All-SEC (Second Team)

Trey Knox – Pro Football Focus All-Freshman Team (Honorable Mention)

Ricky Stromberg – Pro Football Focus All-Freshman Team (Third Team)