HOG FUTURES: Running back Rakeem Boyd welcomes 2nd chance in the SEC

Posted: July 12, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Independence Community College running back Rakeem Boyd carries the ball during the Midwest Classic Bowl game against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Miami, Okla.

Independence (Kan.) Community College coach Jason Brown has tutored great talents through the years, and Arkansas running back Rakeem Boyd is one of the best.


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Rakeem Boyd at a glance

CLASS Redshirt sophomore

POSITION Running back

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-0, 210 pounds

AGE 20 (born Feb. 18, 2008)

SCHOOL Independence (Kan.) Community College

NOTEWORTHY Rushed for 6,436 yards and 80 touchdowns in his high school career at Houston Stratford … named the District 19-5A Overall MVP as a senior, District 19-5A Co-MVP as a junior after rushing for 2,519 yards and 29 touchdowns on 246 carries … ESPN rated him a 4-star prospect and the No. 23 running back in the nation in 2015 … rushed for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns on 192 carries last year while averaging 121.1 yards a game.

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