Razorback Hunter Yurachek Arrested

Nate Allen

FAYETTEVILLE –  Jake Yurachek, an Arkansas Razorbacks sophomore walk-on linebacker and son of Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek, was arrested Sunday shortly after midnight in Fayetteville beset with charges of careless driving and possession of fraudulent identification and suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

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Yurachek, 20, is reported to have registered 0.178 on a breathalyzer after his vehicle reportedly struck a curb.

Jake Yurachek is reported to have shown a Texas driver’s license, he formerly lived in Friendswood, Texas near where his father was the athletic director at the University of Houston, identifying  as Hunter Yurachek.

While not addressing Jake Yurachek by name, Arkansas Coach Sam Pittman issued a statement Sunday through the UA Communications department.

We are aware of an incident involving a member of our team,” Pittman was quoted. “We are gathering information from the proper authorities and after reviewing it, we’ll make a decision on his status with our football program.”

Saturday afternoon Jake Yurachek  played on special teams during Arkansas’ 33-21 SEC West victory over Ole Miss at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

An Arkansas redshirt freshman in 2019  playing four games  against Colorado State in September and the final three games in November against Western Kentucky, LSU and Missouri, Yurachek first attended the University of Colorado redshirting there in 2018.

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