#21 Devwah Whaley

RB | Sr | 5-11 | 209 | Beaumont, Texas | Central HS

2017 Doak Walker Award Watch List
2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List
2017 Preseason Third Team All-SEC (Athlon Sports)

2017 (SOPHOMORE): Started 11 of 12 games played … Finished as the team’s second leading rusher with 559 yards and seven touchdowns on 127 carries … Caught eight passes for 56 yards and a score … Longest run was 33 yards … Recorded one 100-yard rushing game (119 vs. New Mexico State) … Tied for the team lead in total touchdowns (8) … One of two SEC running backs to score a touchdown rushing or receiving in each of the last six regular season games … Recorded 28 first down runs, 13 for 10+ yards, and five for 20+ yards.

2016 (FRESHMAN): Played a key role in the backfield and saw time in all 13 games … Rushed 110 times for 602 yards and three touchdowns … Averaged 5.5 yards per carry to rank fourth among SEC freshmen running backs with at least 100 attempts … Added six receptions for 139 yards … Became just the fourth Razorback in school history to record two 100-yard rushing games as a freshman … Rushed for 50 or more yards in seven games … Flashed explosiveness with runs for 75, 50, 34 and 30 yards and receptions for 43, 26, 26 and 23 yards … Found the end zone on runs for 75 and 30 yards … 28 runs converted first downs … Ripped off 19 runs for 10-plus yards, including four for 20 or more … Posted a 30-plus yard run in each of the last three regular season games … Had a 10-plus yard run in eight games … vs. Alcorn State (Oct. 1): Burst onto the scene with a season-high 135 yards and a touchdown on nine carries to average 15.0 yards per carry … Dashed 75 yards for a TD on his first touch of the game in the first quarter … Five of his nine carries resulted in a first down … His 135 yards were the most by a Razorback freshman since Alex Collins rushed for 172 yards against Samford in 2013, while his 75-yard score was the team’s longest play of the season and the longest scoring rush by a freshman running back in school history since Felix Jones scored from 80-yards out against Missouri State in 2005 … vs. No. 11 Florida (Nov. 5): Accounted for 135 yards of total offense with 66 on the ground and 69 through the air … Produced 73 (30 rushing and 43 receiving) of the offense’s 91 yards on its first quarter scoring drive that gave the team a 14-0 lead … Turned his first career interception in the first quarter into a 43-yard gain on a screen play, while his second in the fourth quarter went for 26 yards as both drives resulted in points … Four of his 14 rushes went for 10 or more yards … Totaled six first downs, highlighted by four on the ground … at Mississippi State (Nov. 19): Topped the 100-yard rushing barrier for the second time with 112 yards and one touchdown on a career-high 19 carries … Had four runs of 10 or more yards, highlighted by a 50-yard run in the second quarter … Seven of his 19 carries resulted in a first down … Combined for 317 yards rushing with Rawleigh Williams III (205) … It marked the second time on the season and 40th time in school history that Arkansas produced multiple 100-yard rushers in the same game … at Missouri (Nov. 25): Broke free for a 30-yard TD run late in the first quarter.

HIGH SCHOOL: A consensus four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Selected Arkansas live on ESPN during the Under Armour All-America game … Ran for 47 yards on 12 carries in the 27-0 Team Highlight win over Team Armour … Rated as the No. 3 running back in the nation by 247Sports with a grade of 94 … ESPN 300 prospect at No. 70 overall and the No. 6 running back in the class … Also rated as the No. 11 player in the state of Texas by ESPN … Finished with a No. 3 overall running back ranking and the No. 15 player in the state of Texas by 247Composite, a combined index of national recruiting rankings … Consensus top seven running back in the class of 2016 by every recruiting service … Tabbed as the No. 2 running back in the state of Texas and the No. 117 overall prospect by Scout … Earned the No. 5 running back ranking and No. 167 overall by Rivals … Finished at No. 14 in the American-Statesman Fabulous 55 of Texas’ top recruits … Ran for over 2,500 yards in two seasons … Earned All-District 22-5A first team honors as a senior … Rushed for 1,701 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior at Central High School under head coach Toby Foreman … Chose Arkansas over Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU, Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas Tech, Houston, Miami (FL), Missouri, Arizona State, Memphis and others.

PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 3, 1997 … Son of Steven and Mary Haynes … Has six siblings … Recreation and sport management major.