FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas starting offensive guard Ty Clary on Sunday night became the third senior to say he’s returning to play for Coach Sam Pittman’s Razorbacks in 2021.
Because of the 2020 postponements, cancellations and shortened fall 2020 fall athletics season, the NCAA allows 2020 seniors to return with 2021 athletic eligibility.
Starting middle linebacker Grant Morgan of Greenwood, second-year junior college transfer starting left offensive tackle Myron Cunningham and now Clary have announced they will return in 2021 while preparing to play Thursday’s Texas Bowl game in Houston against the TCU Horned Frogs.
On Twitter Sunday evening Clary tweeted with references to Pittman and Arkansas offensive line coach Brad Davis:
“Honored for the chance to play one more year for this State, my brothers and my Coaches! Unfinished Business!”
Clary of Fayetteville joined the Razorbacks in 2017 as a freshman walk-on under former Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema and quickly became a starting guard for four of the seven games he played for the 4-8 Hogs.
He was the starting center for Coach Chad Morris’ Razorbacks in 2018 and 2019. This season, fighting back from illness and injury, Clary started at guard, switching places with 2019 starting guard Ricky Stromberg moved to center by Pittman and Davis.
Following a Christmas break starting after last Wednesday morning’s practice to start heading for home to reassembling by Saturday evening in Fayetteville for covid-19 testing, the Razorbacks practiced Sunday and will do so again today. p
Pittman holds his last on campus press conference of 2020 today.
Following Tuesday morning’s practice, the Razorbacks fly to Houston and will get a Wednesday walkthrough at the game site, the NFL Houston Texans’ NRG Stadium.
The Arkansas vs. TCU Texas Bowl kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday on ESPN.