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Myron Cunningham Returning

Nate Allen

FAYETTEVILLE —Arkansas left offensive tackle Myron  Cunningham became  Saturday’s the second Razorbacks senior announcing his return to the Razorbacks in 2021 for an extra senior season the NCAA granted as an option to 2020 fall semester seniors because of the postponement and cancellations wrought from the still raging covid-19 coronavirus.Arkansas fifth-year senior first-team All-SEC middle linebacker Grant Morgan announced Friday his intentions to return to play for Coach Sam Pittman’s Razorbacks in 2021.On Twitter Saturday, Cunningham posted:  “These past two years have been nothing short of a blessing. I just wanna thank the Hog fans for all the support these past two years but we aren’t done yet. #OneMoreYear#WooPig.”A native of Warren, Ohio, Cunningham after playing at Warren G. Harding High School played two years at Iowa Western Junior College before transferring in January, 2019  to play for former Arkansas Coach Chad Morris’ Razorbacks while recruited by the Oklahoma Sooners.Variously at offensive  guard and tackle, Cunningham started 10 games for Morris’ 2-10 Razorbacks.Heeding new coach Pittman’s edict for a stouter offensive line, Cunningham, 6-7, bulked from 290 to 325 and started every game at left tackle for the 2020 Razorbacks that concluded their regular entirely SEC season at 3-7 following successive 0-8, 0-8 SEC campaigns under the Morris regime.Cunningham was voted a late-season  offensive co-captain after 2019 All-SEC running back Rakeem Boyd opted out to concentrate on preparing for the spring’s NFL draft.While announcing their Cunningham and Morgan have unfinished 2020 business. Cunningham and defensive co-captain Morgan  lead are among the team leaders set to play in Thursday’s Texas Bowl against the TCU Horned Frogs in the Texas Bowl at the  NFL’s Houston Texans NRG Stadium.It marks Arkansas’ second Texas Bowl appearance having trounced the Texas Longhorns, 31-7 in 2014 there and marks Arkansas’ first bowl anywhere since losing a 24-0 lead and the game, 35-24 to Virginia Tech in the 2016 Belk Bowl at Charlotte, N.C.

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