In the first of a nine-part series on the 2013 UA Sports Hall of Honor class, ArkansasRazorbacks.com takes a look back at the career of former football great Barry Foster.
Barry Foster lettered for the Razorbacks from 1987-89 and was selected to the UA All-Century Team in 1994. He rushed 375 times for 1,977 yards and 19 touchdowns during his time in Fayetteville and ranked sixth on the school’s all-time career rushing yardage list at the end of his career. He also returned 23 kickoffs in 1988, a single-season school record that stood until 2002, and ended his career with 1,008 kickoff return yards, which still ranks sixth all-time at UA.
During his time at Arkansas, Foster helped lead the Razorbacks to back-to-back Southwest Conference championships in 1988 and 1989. Arkansas posted a combined record of 26-8 and earned trips to the 1987 Liberty Bowl and the 1989 and 1990 Cotton Bowls. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and went on to gain 3,943 yards, including a team-record 1,690 in 1992, on 915 carries with 26 touchdowns and was named to two Pro Bowls during his four-year career.
The 2013 class will be inducted during the Hall of Honor weekend, Aug. 30-31. Hall of Honor weekend includes a golf tournament at the Fayetteville Country Club and an induction banquet at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale. Inductees will also be recognized during half-time Arkansas’ season opening football game against Louisiana at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Tables and individual tickets to the induction banquet and the Hall of Honor golf tournament may be purchased from the Razorback Foundation. Sponsorships are also available for the banquet and golf outing. For more information, call the Razorback Foundation at 479-443-9000 or visit RazorbackFoundation.com.
2013 UA Sports Hall of Honor SeriesMonday, July 15 – Class AnnouncementTuesday, July 16 – Barry Foster, footballWednesday, July 17 – Cheryl McArton Ward, swimming and divingThursday, July 18 – Don Christian, footballFriday, July 19 – Charles Balentine, men’s basketballSaturday, July 20 – Dickey Morton, footballSunday, July 21 – Calvin Davis, men’s track and fieldMonday, July 22 – Bupy Sutton, footballTuesday, July 23 – Edel Hackett, women’s track and fieldWednesday, July 24 – Greg D’Alexander, baseball