McFadden a hit at Ark. Capitol

Updated: March 21, 2007, 3:26 PM ET
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas running back Darren McFadden was honored at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

Senate business was delayed as senators lined up to take cell phone pictures of McFadden, who is from the Little Rock area. A resolution also was read recognizing McFadden for his accomplishments. McFadden finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2006.

Sen. Jim Hill, D-Nashville, struck a Heisman pose in front of McFadden, who laughed.

McFadden set a school record with 1,647 yards rushing last season. He is the only returning Heisman finalist for the 2007 season.

McFadden thanked "everybody for taking the time out to be here."

The running back also visited the House, where representatives gave McFadden a standing ovation and, in unison, called the Hogs.

House Speaker Benny Petrus, D-Stuttgart, said McFadden earlier in the day had visited his office and sat in his chair.

"It's a job he could do, but I couldn't do the job he does," Petrus said.

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