2001 UA Sports Hall of Honor Class Announced
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Nine former University of Arkansas student-athletes, including two football All-Americans and a former Lady Razorback track standout, comprise the 2001 class of inductees into the UA Sports Hall of Honor it was announced on Wednesday.
Gridiron All-Americans Cliff Powell and Glen Ray Hines join former UA football greats Alton Baldwin, Quinn Grovey and Jarrell Williams in this year’s class. Ten-time cross country and track and field All-American Deena Drossin represents the Lady Razorback athletic program while eight-time All-American Reuben Reina was selected for his accomplishments in men’s cross country and track and field.
Former UA two-sport letterman and assistant coach Pat Foster as well as former UA baseball letterman and head trainer Jim Bone complete the 2001 class.
Bone, Drossin, Grovey, Hines, Powell and Reina were selected in a vote of active members of the “A” Club for the Modern Era. Foster and Williams were elected from the Heritage Era while Baldwin was named in the posthumous category.
The official induction of the 2001 class will take place in the Hall of Honor banquet set for Sept. 7, 2001 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale, Ark. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Razorback Foundation at 501-443-9000.
2001 UA Sports Hall of Honor Bio Capsules
A member of the UA All-Century team at defensive back, Baldwin was a four-year football letterman (1943-46) for the Razorbacks. In addition to his defensive prowess, he earned distinction as both a receiver and a kickoff returner. An All-Southwest Conference selection in 1946, Baldwin led the league in kickoff returns in 1945 with 286 yards and in 1946 with a total of 242 yards. He also still holds a share of the UA record for touchdown catches in a game with three. Baldwin is the only UA receiver to catch three touchdown passes in a game on multiple occasions. Following his Razorback career, Baldwin played for Buffalo and Green Bay in the professional football ranks. Baldwin was inducted into the Arkansas State Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.
A three-year UA baseball letterman from 1961-63, Bone served the Razorbacks both on the field and from the sideline. During his collegiate baseball career, he also served as a student assistant under legendary trainer Bill Ferrell. Following graduation, Bone spent a stint as head baseball coach and trainer at both Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas, and Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. He returned to Arkansas as an associate trainer in 1966 and was elevated to head trainer following Ferrell’s death in 1967. The Batesville, Ark., native quickly earned a distinguished reputation as one of the nation’s finest trainers. Bone also assisted the UA football staff in recruiting until his departure from the Razorback program in the spring of 1973.
One of the most decorated distance runners in Lady Razorback track and field history, Drossin racked up numerous individual honors while leading her squad to three-consecutive NCAA runner-up trophies, four Southeastern Conference team titles and the No. 1 national ranking in cross country. Drossin was a 10-time All-America selection and a seven-time SEC individual champion at Arkansas. The Agoura, Calif., native captured two SEC cross country individual crowns while garnering five titles in the 5,000 meters. Drossin was the first Lady Razorback in any sport to make a U.S. Olympic team when she competed for the United States in the 2000 Sydney Games in the 10,000 meters. She has gone on to a successful professional running career that includes three USAT&F Cross Country Championships, the 2000 USAT&F title in the 10,000 and a 10th-place finish at the 1999 World Cross Country Championships.
A true two-sport star, Foster earned distinction for the Razorbacks in basketball and baseball during his collegiate career. Foster earned three letters in baseball (1959-61) including leading the Hogs in batting average in both 1959 (.320) and 1960 (.341). By the end of his stint with the UA baseball team, Foster was the school career record holder for RBI. Foster starred on the hardwood as well, scoring 532 points and collecting 215 rebounds in his basketball career. The three-year basketball letterman (1959-61) earned All-Southwest Conference honors in 1961 after leading the Razorbacks in scoring with a 15.4 points-per-game average. Foster returned to UA as an assistant basketball coach in 1972. He served two seasons under Lanny Van Eman before becoming a fixture on Eddie Sutton’s staff for six seasons. Foster went on to be the head basketball coach at the University of Houston.
One of the most exciting signal callers in UA football history, Grovey led the Razorbacks to back-to-back Southwest Conference titles in 1988 and 1989. He is the only UA quarterback to lead the Hogs to multiple Cotton Bowl berths. A four-year letterman (1987-90) and three-year regular, Grovey threw for 4,496 passing yards while rushing for 1,746 yards. He earned All-SWC honors in 1988 after leading the league in passing accuracy (.633). His career passing yardage total ranks fifth while his rushing yardage total ranks 13th on the school record lists. He is the only UA quarterback to rank in the top 15 of both career categories. His 18 touchdown passes in 1990 and his 29 career passing scores rank third respectively, on both the season and career school record charts. A member of the UA All-Century team, Grovey ranks second in UA history in total yards and touchdown responsibility.
Glen Ray Hines
A mainstay in the middle of the Razorbacks’ offensive front, Hines became the first offensive tackle in school history to earn All-America honors in 1965. Hines was a three-year UA football letterman and helped lead the Hogs to a 25-7 record in his tenure, including an 11-0 record in 1964 on the way to a national championship. He was also a part of a school-record 22-game winning streak. The Houston Post named Hines the SWC Most Outstanding Player for the 1965 season. A member of the UA All-Century team, Hines was also named to the Razorbacks’ 1960s All-Decade squad. Hines went on to a professional football career with Houston, New Orleans and Pittsburgh.
One of the fiercest defenders in Razorback football history, Powell remains the UA career tackles leader with 367 stops despite posting the record-breaking total over 30 years ago. He earned 172 unassisted tackles as a Hog while earning another 195 stops of the assisted variety. Powell racked up 154 and 134 tackles in his junior and seniors seasons, respectively. An All-America selection in 1969, Powell also earned the Houston Post’s Most Outstanding Player of the Southwest Conference award in the same season. Powell was a two-time All-Southwest Conference performer (1968-69). He earned 24 tackles against No. 1 Texas in the 1969 Shootout, a mark that still ranks third on the UA single-game tackle list. He is a member of the UA All-Century team as well as the 1960s Razorback All-Decade squad.
An eight-time All-American for legendary UA cross country and track and field coach John McDonnell, Reina helped lead the Hogs to nine NCAA championships and 11 Southwest Conference crowns. Reina earned All-America honors two times in cross country, four times in indoor track and twice in outdoor track. He was a two-time national individual champion in the 3,000 meters winning the indoor title in both 1990 and 1991. Reina captured seven individual conference championships including the 1988 SWC Cross Country crown. He also earned four indoor conference titles including two in the SWC and two in the SEC. His two individual outdoor titles came in 1990.
A four-year letterman in cross country, indoor and outdoor track at Arkansas, Reina garnered a spot on the U.S. Olympic team that competed in the 1992 Barcelona Games.
A two-time UA football letterman, Williams played halfback and defensive back on two Southwest Conference championship teams during his Razorback tenure. His twin brother Darrell was a fullback for the Hogs during the same span. The brothers were a part of the 1959 squad that posted a 9-2 record as well as the 1960 squad that finished 8-3. Jarrell Williams rushed for 259 yards and earned an interception as a senior. After a short stint as a freshman coach under Frank Broyles and an assistant high school football coach in Oklahoma, Williams took a job as the head coach at Springdale High School in 1965. That began a legendary career that resulted in Williams compiling a career record of 261-133-5 with the Bulldogs including four state championships and 11 conference titles. Williams retired from Springdale High School following the 2000 football season.
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