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Arkansas loses Ryan Pulley, its best cornerback, for the season with shoulder injury

Ryan Pulley
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Arkansas starting cornerback Ryan Pulley suffered a shoulder injury in Thursday night’s win over Florida A&M and he says he will miss the rest of the season.

Pulley posted the news on his Facebook account Friday afternoon.

Pulley, a junior who is Arkansas’ top corner, was a preseason third-team selection on the coaches’ all-league team. He was injured in the second half of the Hogs’ 49-7 rout. He started 12 games last season and had two interceptions and 13 pass breakups.

His injury puts pressure on two true freshman corners, Chevin Calloway and Kamren Curl. Both played against FAMU and Curl had a pass breakup.

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Calloway was Arkansas’ highest-ranked recruit, and coach Bret Bielema singled him out for praise during preseason camp. Bielema also extolled his virtues after the game Thursday, saying, “Chevin the last two weeks has come along really good. He’s very fast, very athletic, and a very conscientious young man. … For a freshman he’s very mature.”

Still, it’s one thing to play well against FAMU, which has averaged three wins per season over the past five years, and quite another to do the same against TCU, which is next week’s opponent. TCU threw for 366 yards in a 41-38 OT loss to Arkansas last season.

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