Arkansas Football Raves About Former Rockledge Raider Raheim Sanders’ Rise from ‘Good’ to ‘Great’

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finished with 578 yards and five touchdowns in 2021

ABOVE VIDEO: Raheim Sander of the Rockledge Raiders stopped by the Space Coast Daily– Friday Night Locker Room Mike Erdman Cadillac Studios in Merritt Island to speak with Space Coast Daily’s Juan Rodriguez about the prep football season.

(BESTOFASRKANSASSPORTS.COM) – Since 2007, wearing the No. 5 jersey as an Arkansas football player has come with an added pressure to perform.

The comparisons to arguably the best Arkansas football player ever, Darren McFadden, are always going to be there, especially when a running back is donning that famous jersey number.

It may be difficult for fans to fairly judge a player’s potential on his own merits because they see the jersey number and immediately compare them to the player that made their jersey number famous.

After Rakeem Boyd, Raheim “Rocket” Sanders is only the second running back to wear No. 5 since McFadden in 2007. If his freshman season is any indication, he’ll demand that fans give him a chance to make a name for himself despite his jersey number.

Sanders finished the 2021 season with 114 carries for 578 yards and five touchdowns, which helped him land on the 2021 SEC All-Freshman team.

It was the first time since 2015 when Rawleigh Williams III was selected, that a freshman running back from Arkansas made the SEC All-Freshman team.

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