Catalon Freshman All-American

Nate Allen

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas safety Jalen Catalon was Monday recognized as an All-American on the Football Writers Association of America All-American team.

Redshirt freshman Catalon of Mansfield, Texas, posted 99 tackles with three interceptions, forced two fumbles and recovered one fumble for the 3-7 Razorbacks.

In football’s highest division, the FBS Football Bowl Subdivision, Catalon was the lone player during the regular season simultaneously recording three  interceptions while surpassing 95 tackles.  He logged career game-high 16 tackles in Arkansas’  27-24 loss to LSU.Arkansas’ first FWAA Freshman All-American since linebacker Dre Greenlaw in 2015, Catalon for his 2020 season has been recognized first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and second-team All-SEC by the SEC coaches and was recognized third-team All-American by the Phil Steele publication and first-team Freshman All-American by The Athletic.

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