Treylon Burks going viral at NFL Combine for his love of hog hunting

Treylon Burks, Arkansas Football

Nov 13, 2021; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Arkansas Football player and wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) runs the ball against LSU Tigers linebacker Mike Jones Jr. (19) in the second half at Tiger Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Arkansas football player Treylon Burks has been extremely busy this week showcasing his football knowledge, skills and personality during the 2022 NFL Combine.

During the week-long event hosted by the NFL at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, reporters have unearthed some information that makes the 21-year-old Warren, Ark. native that much more awesome.

We’re talking about the fact that Treylon Burks loves to hunt hogs. To make things even more interesting, he uses only three tools to hunt down the feral hogs: gloves, a knife and his hunting dogs.

Media can’t get enough of Treylon Burks and his passion for hog hunting

Here are some of the headlines from around the country once they found out that Treylon isn’t just awesome on the field, but off the field as well.

Yahoo! Sports

“Arkansas’ Treylon Burks has giant hands, hunts hogs with knives, could be WR1”

Yahoo’s Eric Edholm put it best by saying:

But if you’re not yet convinced Burks is that guy, ask yourself this: How many other receivers do all these things and also can go out and kill a hog?

Yes, like an actual feral hog.

USA Today

“Hog-hunting Arkansas WR Treylon Burks already creating buzz at NFL scouting combine”

USA Today picked up on the story as well and ran with it.

Treylon Burks has some of the best hands of any receiver in this year’s NFL draft, and he developed them in the most unique of ways.

Acme Packing Company

“Treylon Burks is the best hog-hunter in the 2022 draft, and maybe the best wide receiver”

The Green Bay Packers fan site pulled a great quote from Burks’ remarks at the Combine:

“You have to game plan before you go out there. I wear gloves, but you have to put vests and everything on the dogs to prepare them so they don’t get hurt.”

Detroit Jock City

“Treylon Burks might be the most Campbell-like prospect”

Our sister-site that covers the Detroit Lions thinks Burks would be the perfect player for second-year Head Coach Dan Campbell. The coach went viral himself in his first press conference by saying his “We’re going to bite a kneecap off” because his players would be playing so hard.

Burks is most certainly in play to be the top wide receiver in the 2022 NFL Draft. He’s already met with teams who have picks in the middle of the first round.

The Arkansas Razorback finished the 2021 season with 66 catches for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The 2022 NFL Draft is set for April 28-30 in Las Vegas.