Arkansas Football: Big-time defensive player enters transfer portal

Arkansas Football player Joe Foucha is transferring (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Arkansas Football player Joe Foucha is transferring (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Joe Foucha of the Arkansas Football team (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

The Arkansas Football team will be losing a key defensive player in 2022

Senior defensive back Joe Foucha has notified the Razorbacks that he is entering his name in the transfer portal to seek out an opportunity with a new team next season in his final year of eligibility.

See what the New Orleans native said in his statement posted to Twitter:

"First and foremost, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for the ability to play the sport I love at such a high level. I would also like to thank Coach Cooper and Coach Morris for bringing me to the University of Arkansas.To Coach Pittman and his staff, thank you for the continued support and development. To every teammate that took me in as a brother and a friend, I am beyond thankful for you, and I will always cherish the memories we’ve made. To the academic and training staff, thank you for all your instrumental help and guidance. And, finally, to the amazing Razorback fans, thank you for your unwavering support through thick and think. I am forever grateful!With that being said, I will be entering my name in to the transfer portal with one year of eligibility remaining. – Joe Foucha"

Razorbacks will miss the productivity of defensive back Joe Foucha

Losing Foucha will be a big blow to the Hogs’ defense. Foucha was responsible for 32 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and an interception.

Foucha joins Montaric Brown as members of the Arkansas secondary that won’t be returning to the team.

Defensive Coordinator Barry Odom will have a tall order trying to retool the secondary in a loaded SEC West. One luxury he can count on is star safety Jalen Catalon coming back for next season.

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