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Arkansas Star Center Frank Ragnow Announces Return For Senior Year In Letter

Frank Ragnow, one of the nation's best centers, will return for the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2017.

Frank Ragnow, whose fall has been incredibly trying due to the mid-season passing of his father, was a second-team All-SEC performer this season. He penned a letter to explain his decision to return for his senior year, foregoing his NFL dreams for another year.

From that letter, posted to

I’m excited and proud to say I’ll be returning for my senior season.

I can’t wait to play for, with and be inspired by my FAMILY when I put on that Arkansas uniform. I know the NFL is in my future, but I want to be the best center in college football as a Razorback. I want to lead and motivate my teammates who have helped me grow as a Razorback. I want to walk across the graduation stage as a Razorback. And I want to start helping others who have lost their father at a young age as a Razorback.

To my dad, I miss you each day and I know you are here with all of us. I will continue each day with the values that you taught me. And don’t worry, Dad, I won’t be a shmo.

Per SEC Country, Arkansas is set to return four-fifths of its starting offensive line and eight total starters on offense, including quarterback Austin Allen. That is a recipe for success for the Razorbacks heading into 2017.