Hamilton takes over as Hogs' go-to guy


There's a new go-to receiver at Arkansas, and it's somebody who's already left his mark.

Rising senior Cobi Hamilton steps into that role and does so after catching a career-high 34 passes last season for 542 yards and four touchdowns. He's always been a big-play guy, but sometimes got lost in the shadows of Joe Adams, Jarius Wright and Greg Childs.

That record-setting threesome is now gone, though, which means Hamilton will command even more attention from opposing defenses next season.

He has 85 receptions for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career and ranks ninth all-time at Arkansas with four career 100-yard receiving games, 11th in school history in receptions and 15th all-time at Arkansas in career receiving yards. He enters the 2012 season with a streak of 22 consecutive games with at least one reception.

Hamilton ranked fifth in the SEC last season by averaging 15.9 yards per reception.

He's raring to go for what comes next and talks about his role as the senior leader of the Hogs' receivers in this video previewing the Hogs' spring practice, which starts March 14.