The Razorbacks have added another quarterback to their already stacked roster.

Former Southern Methodist University quarterback Ben Hicks announced his decision to join the Hogs for his final year of eligibility on Twitter at 11:47 a.m today. The tweet has already garnered over 1,240 likes and 350 retweets as of about 3:45 p.m.

“Looking forward to playing my final season of college football in Fayetteville! @RazorbackFB Excited to get to work!” Hicks said in the Tweet.

Hicks played two years under coach Chad Morris before Morris took over as the head coach for the Razorbacks for the 2018 season.

The graduate transfer finished his career at SMU as the Mustangs’ all-time leading passer with 9,081 passing yards, 71 touchdowns and 718 completions.

Hicks joins a crowded backfield at the position with the Razorbacks having five quarterbacks on the roster. Freshman Connor Noland brings the most experience to the position after starting quarterback Ty Storey said Jan. 9 he would enter the NCAA transfer portal, although it is unclear if he plans on leaving for his final season.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Cole Kelley had the most experience playing at the quarterback position for the Razorbacks. It has been corrected to state Connor Noland has the most experience.

The Traveler strives for accuracy and clarity in all matters.

Alex Nicoll was the editor-in-chief of the Arkansas Traveler from 2017-2019. Before that, Alex was a sport designer, and he wrote stories for the news, lifestyles and sports sections.

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