Cunningham, Arkansas Set To Begin 2020 SEC Season

Cunningham, Arkansas Set To Begin 2020 SEC Season

By Dana Becker

becker_d@iccc.cc.ia.us

Two words come to mind for Myron Cunningham when discussing the start of the 2020 season this Saturday.

Excited and hungry.

Cunningham, a former Iowa Central All-American, begins his senior season as a starting offensive lineman at Arkansas. The Razorbacks take on Georgia. 

"We are all very excited and hungry," Cunningham said. "I think that everyone has been waiting for this weekend for a long time now."

Like most, Cunningham has been preparing for several extra weeks to compete. The SEC announced plans to play this fall, but pushed the start back to late September. 

The Razorbacks will Georgia at home before heading to Mississippi State and Auburn in back-to-back weeks. They finish up October with Ole Miss and Texas A&M.

"The preseason has been good," Cunningham said. "Extra time to be in the playbook and study film has been great. COVID has made it a little different, but I believe that we took advantage of the time we had and got better."

A 6-foot-7, 325-pounder, Cunningham started 10 of 11 games last year. He made 705 total snaps and allowed just one sack on 383 pass blocking plays. 

Cunningham posted his best pass protection grade against Alabama and blocked for an offense that recorded over 4,000 total yards and 14 touchdowns. 

With Iowa Central, Cunningham helped the Tritons go 8-4 and win the Graphic Edge Bowl. He also held offers from several schools including Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas before picking Arkansas.