Arkansas football lands one preseason CBS All-American

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Most preseason all-conference and All-Americans lists have been released at this point, just about two weeks away from the big start of the college football season.

In the few that do remain, though, turns out Arkansas might be well-represented.

Razorbacks junior safety Jalen Catalon was named to one such list Wednesday as he was a second-team All-American for CBS Sports. The only safeties ahead of him on the first team were Notre Dame’s Brandon Joseph, Alabama’s Jordan Battle and Texas A&M’s Antonio Johnson.

Catalon was a Freshman All-American via the Associated Press (the primary All-American listing of record) two seasons ago. Last year, as a sophomore, he was hurt midway through the year, finishing the season with 46 tackles, two interceptions and four pass break-ups in just six games.

Catalon decided to return to Fayetteville for his junior season instead of going the NFL route, where he was projected to be a second-round pick. Now, without having played a game since, he’s already moved up to the late first round.

Arkansas opens its season September 3 at home against Cincinnati.


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Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire