The Arkansas Football team, Razorback fans and the coaching staff got an early Christmas gift from offensive lineman Ricky Stromberg.
The gift came in the form of an announcement about his plans for 2022.
Stromberg, a junior out of Tulsa, Oklahoma has the tools and size to compete in the NFL. At 6’4″ and 310 pounds, he’d be an asset on just about any NFL team.
However, it looks like those NFL teams are going to have to wait just a little bit longer.
Offensive Lineman Ricky Stromberg is returning to the Arkansas Football team in 2022
Stromberg, who will be a senior next season, announced that he will not be entering the 2022 NFL Draft, but instead will return to anchor the offensive line for KJ Jefferson and the rest of the Arkansas offense.
Stromberg on staying with the Hogs, according to his Tweet Dec. 10:
"I am to glorify Jesus for the position I am in today.I love the state of Arkansas and our great fan base so much. I love my teammates and coaches that always have my back and I will always have there’s [sic].For those reasons, I have decided to return for my senior year and forego [sic] the 2022 NFL Draft."
This is a massive victory for not just the Arkansas offense, but the entire team. Having a veteran presence on the team that can help fortify Pittman’s culture and provide stability for Jefferson.
Having that consistency carry over to next year between center and quarterback is a luxury not many teams get to enjoy.
Stromberg’s decision to return to the Razorbacks is sure to win over the adoration of even more fans around the state.
Stromberg started off the year on the 2021 Rimington Award Watch List. That award is given to the best center in all of college football.