Long snapper Jordan Silver added to SEC Leadership Council

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By Michael Minshew

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas junior long snapper Jordan Silver will represent the Razorbacks on the Southeastern Conference Football Leadership Council, which convenes for its annual meeting at the SEC offices in Birmingham on Friday and Saturday.

Agenda items for the group this weekend include a meeting with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, a review of NCAA and SEC legislative items, open discussion on topics submitted by members of the Council, and engagement with football officials on rules of the game, student-athlete/referee interaction and careers in officiating. Former University of Kentucky student-athlete and three-time NBA All-Star Antoine Walker will visit the group and lead a discussion on financial literacy and education.

Silver, from Branson, Missouri, has served as the team’s long snapper on field goal/extra point plays and punts in each of the last two seasons. He also found his way onto the stat sheet in 2019, recovering a fumble on a muffed punt against Mississippi State on Nov. 2. Silver also served on the SEC Leadership Council in June 2019.

The Football Leadership Council is one of three components of the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council. The other two components are the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Leadership Councils. Student-Athlete Leadership Councils were introduced for the sports of football and men’s and women’s basketball, which, in addition to the conference’s longstanding Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), provide student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and conference office staff. The councils serve as a conduit of communication to the conference office on issues related to student-athlete experience and student-athlete wellness.

The student-athletes who comprise the SEC Football Leadership Council are: Mac Jones (Alabama), Jordan Silver (Arkansas), Kameron Brown (Auburn), Kaiir Elam (Florida), Kearis Jackson (Georgia), Josh Paschal (Kentucky), Avery Atkins (LSU), Mohamed ”MoMo” Sanogo (Ole Miss), Kobe Jones (Mississippi State), Larry Rountree III (Missouri), Ryan Hilinski (South Carolina), Alontae Taylor (Tennessee), Andre White Jr. (Texas A&M) and Cam Robinson (Vanderbilt).