In the seventh 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 student-athlete Buddy Sutton.
Buddy Sutton was a letterman for the Razorback football team under Coach Otis Douglas from 1950-52. Sutton was a team captain and the University of Arkansas student body president as a senior. In 1952, Sutton led the Razorbacks in rushing with 448 yards and three touchdowns on 100 carries. In that season, he also returned five kicks for 143 yards. His best game came against the University of Tulsa when he ran for 164 yards and a touchdown.
In 1950, he also earned one reception for 30 yards for the Razorbacks. Sutton played in the Blue-Gray Game and the Senior Bowl following his Razorback career. He was then drafted professionally by Baltimore in 1953. Sutton remains a great supporter of athletics in Arkansas. In his honor, the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame annually presents the William H. "Buddy" Sutton Meritorious Service Award.
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.