What's not to like about a human bowling ball? The Hogs' departed Prussian general, Van Stumon, left big shoes to fill at fullback, but newcomer Kiero Small is filling them and then some.
Watching him absolutely level defenders on behalf of Broderick Green and Dennis Johnson has been one of this season's great pleasures thus far. The way he blew up his man on Green's touchdown run against Auburn was a thing of beauty.
Small has an interesting back story too - be sure to check out this article from the Baltimore Sun, which details his journey from near academic casualty in Baltimore to his dad's t-shirt shop to junior college in California to playing in prime time on ESPN for Arkansas. Good stuff, and props to the Hogs' recruiters for finding this diamond in the rough.