#5 Rakeem Boyd

RB | Jr | 6-0 | 213 | Houston, Texas | Stratford HS / Independence CC (Kan.)

2018 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games in his first season with the Razorbacks, starting each of the last eight in the backfield … Named Darren McFadden Running Back of the Year from the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Jan. 10 … Totaled 309 offensive snaps, according to Pro Football Focus … Recorded a team-best 123 attempts for 734 yards, averaging 6.0 per carry and 61.2 per game, with two touchdowns … Effective catching passes as well, hauling in 23 for 165 yards, ranking third in receptions … Led the team in all-purpose yards with 899, putting together a clip of 74.9 per game … Ranked 13th in the SEC in rushing yards and 10th in yards per carry … Rattled off the longest play from scrimmage all year against Ole Miss in Little Rock on Oct. 13 on a 69-yard touchdown run … Increased his total number of rushes in each of his first five games with a carry, opening the year with six and seven against Eastern Illinois and Colorado State, respectively … Broke out with eight carries for 66 yards on the road at Auburn on Sept. 22 … Also caught two passes for 39 yards against the Tigers … Followed it up with a 10 carry, 47-yard game on the ground with four catches and 33 yards against his former team Texas A&M in Arlington on Sept. 29 … Posted his first 100-yard rushing game as a Razorback against No. 1 Alabama on Oct. 6, totaling 102 yards on 15 carries … His performance against the Crimson Tide made him the first Razorback to record 100+ yards against Alabama since Darren McFadden’s 195 in 2007 … Only the 15th player since 2007 to rush for 100 or more yards and the fourth to average 6.8 or more yards per carry on more than 15 carries against Alabama … Also became the 20th player under head coach Chad Morris to record a 100-yard rushing performance … Carried that momentum into another 100-yard game against Ole Miss the following week, totaling 109 yards on seven carries, all coming in the first half, including his first touchdown of the year … First Razorback to rush for 100 yards in back-to-back games since Rawleigh Williams III in 2016 … Came one yard shy of his third consecutive 100-yard game against Tulsa, hitting 99 yards on 22 carries, but passed the threshold against Vanderbilt with 113 yards on 19 touches, recording his second touchdown of the year on a five-yard run in the first quarter … His three 100-yard performances make him the 38th Razorback with at least three over their Arkansas careers … Totaled 84 yards on 14 carries at Mississippi State on Nov. 17 and had five carries to finish up the season at Missouri … Turned in his best PFF grade against the Bulldogs with a 79.6 run mark and an overall grade of 78.3 for the contest … Part of a receiving corps that put up 2,307 yards through the air and 17 touchdowns, as well as a tailback unit that went for 1,721 rushing yards and 11 TDs.

PRIOR TO ARKANSAS: No. 3 JUCO running back nationally, according to 247Sports … Out of high school, was a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals, ESPN top 300 recruit, consensus top-25 running back with a best of No. 8 by Rivals … Rushed for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns in 10 games at Independence in 2017, posting 6.3 yards per carry … Averaged 121.1 yards rushing per game … Topped 100-plus yards on the ground in five games, highlighted by a 215-yard performance at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and a 303-yard effort against Coffeyville Community College … In the regular-season finale on Nov. 11, rushed for 303 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries … In the Midwest Classic Bowl on Dec. 3, had 215 yards and three scores on 35 carries and was named offensive MVP of the game … Logged a rushing touchdown in six games and multiple touchdowns in four games … Posted a season-high four rushing touchdowns against Ellsworth Community College … Rushed for 6,436 yards and 80 touchdowns in his high school career … Helped Stratford reach the state semifinals in 2013 and the regional quarterfinals in 2014 and 2015 … Named the District 19-5A Overall MVP as a senior in 2015 … Was the District 19-5A Co-MVP as a junior and ran for 2,519 yards and 29 touchdowns on 246 carries, averaging over 10 yards per carry in 2014 … Earned First-Team All-State honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association … Earned first-team all-district honors and Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore in 2013 … Rushed for 1,621 yards and 19 scores … Saw time on varsity as a freshman in 2012 … Coached by Eliot Allen at Stratford High School … Spent his freshman season at Texas A&M before transferring to Independence … Out of high school chose Texas A&M over Arizona State, Michigan, Missouri and Nebraska … Chose Arkansas over offers from Arizona State and Colorado.

PERSONAL: Son of Veronica Bowman… Has three siblings, Robbie, Rashad, Destiny… Brother Rashad is a sprinter for the Arkansas track & field team.