Logan Helping Hogs Open Up

FAYETTEVILLE -- A tattoo on Cedric Logan's right shoulder displays the Arkansas receiver's love for football. The words, "Married To The Game" are stenciled above a football flying through a wedding ring. Below the image, it reads: "Til Death Do Us Part."

Logan, who may be the Razorbacks' answer to a deep threat, got the body art at a time when his love for the game was challenged the most. As a freshman, Logan played in the opener against New Mexico State before sustaining an ankle injury. Each time he returned to practice, Logan showed promise for a few plays before aggravating the ankle. It ended up costing him the season.

Even though he'll be eligible for a redshirt after his senior year, the sophomore from Fayetteville called the experience "depressing."

"It was real frustrating," Logan said. "I never pictured coming in redshirting. It hurt the most to see my team not go to a bowl and me thinking I could have done more to help."

Frustrations continued into this season after Logan was thrown the ball just three times in the first four games. He caught one for 24 yards, but the other two were uncatchable at Southern California.

Six passes were thrown in Logan's direction, including three deeps balls, during Saturday's 44-15 win Louisiana-Monroe. He caught two for 17 yards and a touchdown in the absence of injured starter Cedric Washington (hamstring).

With Washington healthy, Logan won't start today. Still, quarterback Robert Johnson expects Logan will be plenty involved in the offense.

Logan, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, is confident he can be the much-needed deep threat. He wears the No. 6 for two reasons: His favorite college player was former Miami receiver Santana Moss, who donned No. 6, and because "every time I get the ball, I try to score six (points)."

Playing receiver, Logan said a person has to be confident, but not cocky. They must believe they're better than the defensive back who's covering them or they'll be at a disadvantage mentally.

"I think I can be that (deep threat). I really do," Logan said. "But we all have to get comfortable in our positions, because if you think about it, we're all in our second year. (Receiver Marcus) Monk, Robert and me.

"But the coaches feel like we're ready for it and we feel like we're getting closer each day to opening it up."

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