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Arkansas Football Countdown: 91 Days

Get to know Darius Philon and take a look back at Jake Bequette.

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#91 has been good to Arkansas in recent years. That was the number worn by former Hog Jake Bequette (pictured), who was synonymous with BOOOOM! Arkansas was mostly known for offense during the Petrino era, but few things during those years were as thrilling as watching Bequette come off the edge on the blindside of some poor quarterback. He recorded 23.5 sacks throughout his Arkansas career, and Bequette's sacks of Tim Tebow, Aaron Murray, Connor Shaw, and Colin Klein were big, momentum changing plays that in most cases helped Arkansas win games. Here are some of his highlights (apologize for the music in the video).

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Bequette was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots after four highly decorated seasons as a Razorback.

Redshirt freshman Darius Philon inherited #91. Philon is listed as the second-team defensive tackle behind Robert Thomas, so the 6'3" 284 pounder is expected to be a significant contributor, and hopefully will remain that way for the next four years. He was credited with five tackles in this year's spring game. He was singled out by Bret Bielema on occasion during the spring as a strong performer.

Philon had an interesting recruitment. He originally committed to Alabama coming out of high school in Mobile. But after suffering an injury his senior year of high school and Alabama's class filling up, the Tide asked Philon to grayshirt. After an emotion Signing Day event in which Philon was obviously emotionally torn between grayshirting and going somewhere else, Philon signed with Arkansas along with teammate JaMichael Winston. In addition to Alabama, Philon had offers from Auburn, Mississippi State, Kentucky, and others.