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Future Razorbacks Celebrate Moms

It's clear that many of the 2016 Arkansas football signees were spurred on to success by their moms.

On this 2016 Mother's Day, several of Arkansas' football signees are thanking the ladies that helped them get to where they are today.

Columbia, Mo., Rock Bridge fullback Hayden Johnson - set to arrive next week to begin his college education with an intercession - looks back at his mom Leah as being ever present.

“My mom has meant the world to me over the years,” Johnson said. “She's been there for every game, kept me in line in school, and supported me in everything I have pursued. 

“From taking me to little league games, to recruiting trips across the nation, I couldn't ask for a more supportive, loving and caring mother.”

New cornerback signee Britto Tutt of Ventura, Calif., College praised his mom Lurline.

“I wanna say my mother is my superhero,” Tutt said. “She lost her job and went through so much but she still took care of me and my siblings and would give her last (dime). I just dedicate everything to her and hopefully I can make it so she won't have to struggle another day.”

The same goes for offensive line signee Paul Ramirez of San Bernarnido Valley, Cali., College and his mom Evangelina.

“I want to congratulate all mothers out there first of all,” Ramirez said. “I want to personally thank my own for supporting me when no one did. I know soon I will be able to give her everything she has given me plus more.”

Paul Ramirez

Arkansas tailback Devwah Whaley sees his mom Mary Haines as a superhero.

“My mom has been my super woman and most supportive person of my life,” Whaley said.  “Without her I wouldn't be who I am today.” 

Devwah Whaley

Razorback linebacker De’Jon Harris made it clear his mom Trenise Murphy was there for him in the tough times.

“If it wasn't for my mom sticking with me threw the hard times growing up, what and where would I be?” Harris said. “I can't think her enough for everything she gave up for me!”


De'Jon Harris

Offensive lineman Jake Heinrich expressed his love for his mom Gerri.

“I owe the world to my mother, she has given me everything I need to be successful and has always supported me no matter what,” Heinrich said, "and I love her more than she'll ever know."

Jake Heinrich

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QB Cole Kelley on his mom Sheri: “I would not be where I am today without my mother. She means the world to me.”

Cole Kelley

LB Giovanni LaFrance on his mom Brandi Green: “My mom means the world to me. Without her nothing is possible.”

Giovanni LaFrance

TE Grayson Gunter on his mom Donna: “My mom has been the biggest help in getting me to where I am today. She has always been there when I needed her.”

Grayson Gunter

WR Kofi Boateng on his mom Lotonia: “My mother was the one who got me into football, if it wasn't for her I would most definitely not be in this position at all. She has pushed me and watched me grow over the years and I couldn't thank her enough for it!”

Kofi Boateng

WR De’Vone McClure on his mom Cynthia: “My mother is my strength she always knows what to say and when to say it. Nevertheless, she keeps me on my toes day in day out which I have the utmost respect for. Much love to moms.  You’re greatly appreciated.”

LB AlexyJean-Baptiste on his mom Rose: “My mother is my everything. Without her I wouldn't be the man I am today.”

QB Carson Proctor on his mom Allison: “My mom has been there for me through hard times and the good. She is the most supportive woman I know and will always be my number one fan.”

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