Arkansas Football: Read Grant Morgan’s love letter to Razorback Nation

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Oh Captain, My Captain— Arkansas Football player bids adieu to Razorbacks

Grant Morgan has taken his final bow and officially ended his spectacular career with the Hogs. The Greenwood, Ark. native and one of the team’s captains is moving on after five memorable seasons (2017-2021) that ended with a win at the 2022 Outback Bowl.

The 5’11” linebacker ended his career with 193 assisted tackles, 120 solo tackles, 11 pass deflections, 4.5 sacks, 2 interceptions a forced fumble and one touchdown.

Here’s what Morgan had to say in his farewell statement, posted to his Twitter account:

Dear Arkansas,

2016 is when I started my journey to become more of a man, a follower of Christ, a football player, and now a husband. Arkansas has never disappointed in what it has to offer for all of these to become true. I’ve met some of my best friends here, and will cherish that forever. Over my years I’ve faced trials, setbacks, celebrations, award ceremonies, and many more emotions. From earning a scholarship, to being named an All-American, to winning the Burlsworth Trophy, to capping it all off by winning the Outback Bowl.

I want to personally thank Arkansas for what it has given me and I hope I have left my mark on this program. Without Arkansas being the blue collar state that it is, I wouldn’t be half the person I am today. Arkansas isn’t flashy, but we’re tough. We get the job done. We like to work hard and we love when people doubt us. Arkansas is different.

Thank you to all of the different coaches, especially coach Pittman, for believing in us players and giving us your all, everyday. I wouldn’t have wanted to finish with anyone else. Thank you to all of the supporting cast members behind he scenes, the academic staff, the band, the cheer squads, the whole athletic department and many more who go without recognition for the love of this program and state. I hope to always make you proud representing our great state. I will give you my all, as always. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for never giving up on me and this program. – Captain Morgan

Morgan quickly became a fan favorite among Hogs for his work ethic, passion and leadership skills. He is the brother of former Arkansas wide receiver Drew Morgan.