Its the biggest game the Arkansas Razorbacks have played since 1969 when they took on No. 1 Texas. Not long after digesting turkey and trimmings, the No. 3 Hogs will travel to Baton Rouge to play No. 1 LSU on Friday in the second game of the century the Tigers have played this season.
But the Razorbacks trip will be somber as one seat will remain empty on the bus. Redshirt freshman tight end Garrett Uekman from Little Rock died on Sunday of an undiagnosed heart condition known as idiopathic cardiomyopathy. He was 19.
Uekman was seen playing video games in his dorm room on Sunday morning. He was discovered unconscious and unresponsive an hour later, and was pronounced dead a few minutes after noon from one of the most common and deadly heart conditions.
The word idiopathic means unknown, but the usual cause of this form of cardiac disease is a virus, often undetected, that could have been in the patients system for years. Most of the stories you hear of healthy people dying aft...