In the third 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 Don Christian.
Don Christian lettered at Arkansas from 1955-57 under Coach Jack Mitchell. He grabbed four interceptions in 1955 to lead the Southwest Conference. He also averaged 27.7 yards on kickoff returns. In 1956, Christian led Arkansas in passing earning 260 yards on 18 completions with two touchdowns. He also led the team in total offense (672 yards) and punting yards (975 yards).
As a junior, he contributed to seven touchdowns. He collected 610 yards of total offense, scored four touchdowns and grabbed one interception in apition to averaging better than 10 yards per punt return in his senior season. In his three seasons at Arkansas, the Razorbacks compiled 17 victories while posting a winning record each season.
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.