Former Arkansas RB Darren McFadden announces retirement from NFL

One less Razorback is now in the NFL, and Arkansas lost a good one this time.

Former running back Darren McFadden announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday after 10 seasons in the league with the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders. He was the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Arkansas fans remember McFadden as one of the best offensive performers in school history. He played at the end of the Houston Nutt era and helped the Razorbacks to appearences in the Cotton Bowl and the Capitol One Bowl.

He finished first in the SEC in rushing yards in 2006 and 2007. He also led the conference in rushing touchdowns and points in 2006.

McFadden also issued a statement about his retirement which can be read below. At the end, he included, “I look forward to what the future holds — spending some more time with my family, pursuing some outside interests and, of course, going to a few Arkansas football games #WPS”

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