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SEC QB Giving Up Football To Focus On Baseball

A general view of Arkansas' football stadium.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - OCTOBER 27: Views around Donald W. Reynolds Stadium of the Arkansas Razorbacks before a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Razorback Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Commodores defeated the Razorbacks 45-31. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Connor Noland, who appeared in four games and started one at quarterback for Arkansas last fall, is stepping away from football. Noland will move on from the game to focus on his college baseball career.

He made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon. Noland is a starting pitcher on the Arkansas baseball team.

"No matter which sport I play I'l always be a Razorback," Noland wrote.

On the diamond, Noland logged a 3-5 record with a 4.02 in 20 appearances (19 starts) this season, helping the Razorbacks reach the College World Series in Omaha. In Arkansas' NCAA Tournament-opening victory over Central Connecticut, he earned the win.

Noland also was saddled with a loss against Ole Miss in the Super Regional and recorded a no-decision in the season-ending loss to Texas Tech.

On the gridiron, Noland hit on 21-of-43 passes for 255 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the four games he saw action as a true freshman.

A four-star recruit in the class of 2018, Noland was the No. 2 prospect in the state of Arkansas and the 14th-ranked Pro-Style quarterback in the country.