Sophomore Latest To Leave Football Program

Nickel CB Derrick Munson (29) reads the quarterback before the snap against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 1.


Sophomore Derrick Munson announced Tuesday via Twitter that he would be leaving the football team.

“I'm going to miss grinding for and with you guys,” Munson said in the post. “But unfortunately my journey has come to an end here in Fayetteville, Arkansas.”

It is unclear at this time whether Munson will transfer to another university.

Munson has played in all 11 games this season, with one start against Auburn on Sept. 22, after making the switch from linebacker to nickel. He has recorded 14 tackles, including two for loss, and one sack.

Despite suiting up in every game, Munson had been playing mostly on special teams the last few weekends and not on defense. He was on special teams for his entire nine games played last season as a freshman, but did not record any statistics.

Munson’s departure makes it six players to leave the football program during the 2018 season. He joins wide receivers Jonathan Nance and Jarrod Barnes, linebacker Kyrei Fisher, defensive back Nate Dalton and offensive lineman Dylan Hays, who chose to medically retire.

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