Arkansas Players in the 2014 NFL Draft


Congrats to Kiero Small

Selected 227th in the 2014 NFL Draft

By the Seattle Seahawks


Kiero Small

CAREER SUMMARY: Small has appeared in 14 games and made two starts since transferring to Arkansas prior to his junior season. He has one rush for one yard and one touchdown, one reception for seven yards and two kickoff returns for 17 yards.

2012: He played in the season-opening 49-24 win vs. Jacksonville State, helping pave the way for Arkansas to rush for 164 yards and gain 564 yards of total offense. He suffered a season-ending injury in practice the next week and was granted a medical redshirt.

2011: Small saw action in all 13 games and started in the 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn and the 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt. He rushed one time for a one-yard touchdown, caught one seven-yard pass and totaled 17 yards on two kickoff returns. Small also served as the lead blocker for UA’s rushing attack, which ranked third in the SEC by averaging 4.53 yards per carry in conference games and tied for third with a total of 14 rushing touchdowns in SEC play. Running back Dennis Johnson was fourth in the SEC in yards-per-carry average and ranked seventh in the conference in average rushing yards per game. Small caught one pass for seven yards in the season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State. He scored a one-yard rushing touchdown and returned two kickoffs for a total of 17 yards in the 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State.

BEFORE ARKANSAS: A junior college All-American in 2010, Small played both fullback and linebacker for his Hartnell Community College football team. As a freshman in 2009, Small scored five rushing touchdowns and led the team in tackles with 109 stops en route to Hartnell claiming Coast Conference co-championship honors. In 2010, Small scored one rushing and one receiving touchdown and led the squad in tackles for the second straight season with 120 tackles, including 21 for loss. Small received All-America accolades from the California Community College Football Coaches Association in 2010 and All-California honors in 2009. He was named an All-Coast Conference performer at linebacker in both his seasons at Hartnell. Small’s junior college head coach was Matt Collins, and his high school head coach was Donald Davis. As a high school senior at Cardinal Gibbons in 2006, Small earned second-team all-state accolades from the Maryland Football Coaches Association. Small was also recruited by Cal and Oregon State.

PERSONAL: Born May 1, 1989, he is the son of Johnny Stith and Leslie Mackall. He is majoring in sociology.


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