false
324
Saturday 06/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Saturday 06/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Friday 06/13
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 06/13
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Thursday 06/12
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Thursday 06/12
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Wednesday 06/11
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Wednesday 06/11
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Sunday 06/01
Virginia
9
Baseball
2
Sunday 06/01
Bucknell
0
Baseball
10
Saturday 05/31
Virginia
3
Baseball
0
Saturday 05/31
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Men
Saturday 05/31
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Women
Friday 05/30
Liberty
2
Baseball
3
Friday 05/30
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Men
Friday 05/30
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Women
Thursday 05/29
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Women
Thursday 05/29
NCAA West Preliminary
T&F - Men
Monday 05/26
NCAA Championships - Final RD
Golf - Men
279
Saturday 05/24
LSU
11
Baseball
1
Saturday 05/24
NCAA Championships - RD 1
Golf - Men
292
Saturday 05/24
NCAA Championships - RD 2
Golf - Men
286
Friday 05/23
Ole Miss
7
Baseball
8
Thursday 05/22
LSU
7
Baseball
2
Wednesday 05/21
Ole Miss
1
Baseball
2
Tuesday 05/20
Texas A&M
0
Baseball
4
Sunday 05/18
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Sunday 05/18
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Saturday 05/17
Missouri
5
Baseball
7
Saturday 05/17
NCAA Missouri Regional - Final RD
Golf - Men
277
Saturday 05/17
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Saturday 05/17
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 05/16
Missouri
0
Baseball
4
Friday 05/16
NCAA Missouri Regional - RD 2
Golf - Men
270
Friday 05/16
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 05/16
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Thursday 05/15
Missouri
4
Baseball
9
Thursday 05/15
NCAA Missouri Regional - RD 1
Golf - Men
289
Thursday 05/15
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Thursday 05/15
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Sunday 05/11
Texas A&M
6
Baseball
5
Saturday 05/10
Texas A&M
3
Baseball
7
Saturday 05/10
Third Round
Golf - Women
905
Friday 05/09
Texas A&M
2
Baseball
3
Friday 05/09
Second Round
Golf - Women
604
Thursday 05/08
First Round
Golf - Women
309
Sunday 05/04
Ole Miss
1
Baseball
11
Sunday 05/04
Florida
5
Softball
1
Sunday 05/04
Payton Jordan Invitational
T&F - Women
Sunday 05/04
Payton Jordan Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 05/03
Florida
11
Softball
0
Saturday 05/03
Ole Miss
7
Baseball
4
Friday 05/02
Ole Miss
3
Baseball
2
Friday 05/02
Florida
8
Softball
3
Friday 05/02
Arkansas Twilight
T&F - Women
Friday 05/02
Arkansas Twilight
T&F - Men
Wednesday 04/30
Oklahoma
10
Softball
2
Tuesday 04/29
Missouri State
1
Baseball
4
Sunday 04/27
Mississippi State
8
Softball
0
Sunday 04/27
SEC Championship - Final RD
Golf - Men
275
Sunday 04/27
Drake Relays
T&F - Women
Sunday 04/27
Drake Relays
T&F - Men
Saturday 04/26
Auburn (DH Game 2)
7
Baseball
2
Saturday 04/26
Auburn (DH Game 1)
3
Baseball
4
Saturday 04/26
Red-White Game
Football
Saturday 04/26
Mississippi State
18
Softball
7
Saturday 04/26
SEC Championship - RD 2
Golf - Men
287
Saturday 04/26
Drake Relays
T&F - Men
Saturday 04/26
Drake Relays
T&F - Women
Friday 04/25
Auburn
2
Baseball
1
Friday 04/25
Mississippi State
4
Softball
6
Friday 04/25
SEC Championship - RD 1
Golf - Men
280
Friday 04/25
Drake Relays
T&F - Men
Thursday 04/24
Penn Relays
T&F - Women
Wednesday 04/23
Northwestern State
3
Baseball
15
Tuesday 04/22
Northwestern State
1
Baseball
8
Sunday 04/20
Vanderbilt
1
Baseball
3
Sunday 04/20
Kentucky
0
Softball
8
Sunday 04/20
Third Round
Golf - Women
892
Saturday 04/19
Vanderbilt
2
Baseball
1
Saturday 04/19
Kentucky
7
Softball
5
Saturday 04/19
Second Round
Golf - Women
591
Saturday 04/19
War Eagle Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 04/19
Mt. Sac Relays
T&F - Men
Friday 04/18
Vanderbilt
2
Baseball
6
Friday 04/18
Kentucky
4
Softball
3
Friday 04/18
First Round
Golf - Women
6
Friday 04/18
Mt. Sac Relays
T&F - Women
Friday 04/18
NCAA Championship
Gymnastics
Wednesday 04/16
Missouri (SEC Tournament - Day 1)
4
Tennis - Women
0
Wednesday 04/16
LSU
4
Tennis - Men
1
Tuesday 04/15
Stephen F. Austin
2
Baseball
7
Sunday 04/13
South Carolina
6
Softball
4
Sunday 04/13
LSU
4
Baseball
10
Saturday 04/12
LSU
1
Tennis - Men
4
Saturday 04/12
South Carolina
7
Softball
5
Saturday 04/12
LSU
5
Baseball
4
Saturday 04/12
LSU
4
Tennis - Women
1
Saturday 04/12
John McDonnell Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 04/12
John McDonnell Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 04/11
LSU
5
Baseball
3
Friday 04/11
South Carolina
10
Softball
11
Wednesday 04/09
UNLV
2
Baseball
9
Wednesday 04/09
Tulsa
4
Softball
1
Tuesday 04/08
UNLV
10
Baseball
7
Sunday 04/06
Tennessee
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 04/06
University of Tennessee
4
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 04/06
Aggie Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
301
Sunday 04/06
Final Round
Golf - Women
Saturday 04/05
South Carolina
0
Baseball
7
Saturday 04/05
Alabama (DH - Game 2)
4
Softball
3
Saturday 04/05
NCAA Regional Championship
Gymnastics
Saturday 04/05
Alabama (DH - Game 1)
12
Softball
1
Saturday 04/05
Aggie Invitational - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
606
Saturday 04/05
Second/Third Round Matches
0
Golf - Women
2
Saturday 04/05
Arkansas Spring Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 04/05
Arkansas Spring Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 04/04
Alabama
8
Softball
0
Friday 04/04
South Carolina (DH Game 2)
1
Baseball
4
Friday 04/04
University of Georgia
4
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 04/04
South Carolina (DH Game 1)
2
Baseball
1
Friday 04/04
Georgia
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 04/04
Louisiana Tech
0
Tennis - Women
4
Friday 04/04
First Round
Golf - Women
291
Wednesday 04/02
Nebraska
6
Baseball
4
Tuesday 04/01
Nebraska
3
Baseball
4
Tuesday 04/01
Missouri State
0
Softball
9
Sunday 03/30
Mississippi State
5
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/30
Texas A&M
11
Softball
7
Sunday 03/30
University of South Carolina
4
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 03/30
South Carolina
4
Tennis - Women
0
Saturday 03/29
Mississippi State (DH Game 2)
5
Baseball
1
Saturday 03/29
Texas A&M (DH - Game 2)
9
Softball
8
Saturday 03/29
Mississippi State (DH Game 1)
0
Baseball
4
Saturday 03/29
Texas A&M (DH - Game 1)
8
Softball
7
Saturday 03/29
Texas Relays
T&F - Women
Saturday 03/29
Texas Relays
T&F - Men
Friday 03/28
Florida
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 03/28
University of Florida
3
Tennis - Men
4
Wednesday 03/26
Mississippi Valley State
0
Baseball
3
Tuesday 03/25
Mississippi Valley State (DH Game 2)
1
Baseball
12
Tuesday 03/25
Jackson State
3
Softball
1
Tuesday 03/25
Jackson State
4
Softball
7
Tuesday 03/25
Mississippi Valley State (DH Game 1)
0
Baseball
6
Tuesday 03/25
Bethune-Cookman
1
Tennis - Women
6
Tuesday 03/25
North Florida
2
Tennis - Women
5
Tuesday 03/25
Valspar Invitational At Floridian - Final RD
Golf - Men
279
Monday 03/24
California
75
Basketball - Men
64
Monday 03/24
Valspar Invitational At Floridian - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
569
Sunday 03/23
Oral Roberts
0
Tennis - Women
6
Sunday 03/23
Ole Miss
7
Softball
15
Sunday 03/23
Alabama
0
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/23
Mississippi State
4
Tennis - Men
2
Sunday 03/23
Mississippi State
1
Tennis - Women
4
Saturday 03/22
Alabama
1
Baseball
2
Saturday 03/22
SEC Championship
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/22
Ole Miss
13
Softball
6
Saturday 03/22
Second/Third Rounds
Golf - Women
882
Friday 03/21
Alabama
17
Baseball
9
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
11
Softball
4
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
4
Tennis - Men
2
Friday 03/21
Ole Miss
4
Tennis - Women
3
Friday 03/21
First Round
Golf - Women
302
Wednesday 03/19
Memphis
0
Softball
4
Wednesday 03/19
Grambling State
0
Baseball
8
Tuesday 03/18
Indiana State
71
Basketball - Men
91
Tuesday 03/18
Grambling State
3
Baseball
4
Sunday 03/16
Florida
3
Baseball
9
Sunday 03/16
Missouri
3
Tennis - Women
4
Saturday 03/15
Florida
1
Baseball
0
Saturday 03/15
Tennessee (DH - G2)
8
Softball
0
Saturday 03/15
Tennessee (DH - G1)
4
Softball
5
Saturday 03/15
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Saturday 03/15
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 03/14
Oklahoma
Gymnastics
Friday 03/14
University of Nebraska-Omaha
0
Tennis - Men
5
Friday 03/14
University of Nebraska-Omaha
0
Tennis - Men
5
Friday 03/14
Florida
2
Baseball
1
Friday 03/14
Tennessee
9
Softball
2
Friday 03/14
Texas A&M
4
Tennis - Women
0
Friday 03/14
Texas A&M University
4
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 03/14
Prairie View A&M
0
Tennis - Women
5
Friday 03/14
Prairie View A&M
1
Tennis - Women
4
Friday 03/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Men
Friday 03/14
NCAA Championships
T&F - Women
Thursday 03/13
South Carolina - 2nd Round
71
Basketball - Men
69
Wednesday 03/12
Tulsa
6
Softball
1
Sunday 03/09
California (DH Game 2)
2
Baseball
1
Sunday 03/09
Mississippi Valley State
5
Softball
13
Sunday 03/09
California (DH Game 1)
4
Baseball
3
Sunday 03/09
University of Alabama
3
Tennis - Men
4
Sunday 03/09
Bradley
1
Softball
9
Sunday 03/09
Alabama
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 03/09
Bradley vs. Mississippi Valley State
Softball
Sunday 03/09
Third Round
Golf - Women
892
Saturday 03/08
Nebraska
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/08
Bradley
2
Softball
4
Saturday 03/08
Tulane
0
Baseball
4
Saturday 03/08
Alabama
83
Basketball - Men
58
Saturday 03/08
Mississippi Valley State
4
Softball
20
Saturday 03/08
Mississippi Valley State vs. Bradley
Softball
Saturday 03/08
Second Round
Golf - Women
597
Friday 03/07
San Francisco
2
Baseball
1
Friday 03/07
Auburn University
4
Tennis - Men
3
Friday 03/07
Auburn
4
Tennis - Women
3
Friday 03/07
First Round
Golf - Women
297
Wednesday 03/05
Ole Miss
63
Basketball - W
62
Wednesday 03/05
Ole Miss
80
Basketball - Men
110
Tuesday 03/04
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
287
Monday 03/03
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - RD 2
Golf - Men
296
Monday 03/03
IPFW (Cancelled)
Baseball
Sunday 03/02
MISSOURI
70
Basketball - W
72
Sunday 03/02
University of Kentucky
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 03/02
Kentucky
4
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 03/02
Querencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational - RD 1
Golf - Men
Saturday 03/01
Drake
7
Softball
4
Saturday 03/01
South Alabama (DH Game 2)
5
Baseball
3
Saturday 03/01
Georgia
75
Basketball - Men
87
Saturday 03/01
Georgia
Gymnastics
Saturday 03/01
Louisiana Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Saturday 03/01
South Alabama (DH Game 1)
2
Baseball
1
Saturday 03/01
Louisiana Tech
1
Softball
9
Saturday 03/01
Drake vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Saturday 03/01
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Saturday 03/01
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 02/28
Drake
6
Softball
10
Friday 02/28
Vanderbilt
6
Tennis - Women
1
Friday 02/28
South Alabama
1
Baseball
12
Friday 02/28
Stephen F. Austin
7
Softball
6
Friday 02/28
Vanderbilt University
7
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 02/28
Louisiana Tech vs. Drake
Softball
Friday 02/28
Louisiana Tech vs. Stephen F. Austin
Softball
Friday 02/28
SEC Championships
T&F - Women
Friday 02/28
SEC Championships
T&F - Men
Thursday 02/27
TEXAS A&M
77
Basketball - W
54
Thursday 02/27
No. 17/15 Kentucky
67
Basketball - Men
71
Sunday 02/23
SIU-Edwardsville
0
Tennis - Men
4
Sunday 02/23
Eastern Illinois
3
Baseball
8
Sunday 02/23
LSU
53
Basketball - W
57
Sunday 02/23
SIU-Edwardsville
1
Tennis - Men
6
Sunday 02/23
Harvard
4
Softball
9
Sunday 02/23
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - Final RD
Golf - Men
282
Saturday 02/22
Mississippi State
69
Basketball - Men
73
Saturday 02/22
Florida Gulf Coast
7
Softball
14
Saturday 02/22
Eastern Illinois
3
Baseball
8
Saturday 02/22
Oklahoma State University
5
Tennis - Men
2
Saturday 02/22
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - RD 2
Golf - Men
286
Saturday 02/22
Villanova
0
Softball
12
Saturday 02/22
SEC Championships - Day Five
Swim & Dive
Saturday 02/22
Alex Wilson Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 02/21
Kentucky
Gymnastics
Friday 02/21
Eastern Illinois
2
Baseball
6
Friday 02/21
North Dakota
1
Softball
20
Friday 02/21
Eastern Michigan
0
Softball
13
Friday 02/21
Bayou City Collegiate Championships - RD 1
Golf - Men
287
Friday 02/21
SEC Championships - Day Four
Swim & Dive
Thursday 02/20
VANDERBILT
56
Basketball - W
50
Thursday 02/20
SEC Championships - Day Three
Swim & Dive
Wednesday 02/19
South Carolina
64
Basketball - Men
71
Wednesday 02/19
Northwestern State
1
Softball
9
Wednesday 02/19
SEC Championships - Day Two
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 02/18
Third Round
Golf - Women
867
Tuesday 02/18
SEC Championships - Day One
Swim & Dive
Monday 02/17
Second Round
Golf - Women
571
Sunday 02/16
Appalachian State
3
Baseball
8
Sunday 02/16
UMKC
0
Softball
10
Sunday 02/16
Purdue
5
Tennis - Women
2
Sunday 02/16
UMKC vs. Butler
Softball
Sunday 02/16
Gator Invitational - Final RD
Golf - Men
279
Sunday 02/16
First Round
Golf - Women
288
Saturday 02/15
St. John's
0
Softball
10
Saturday 02/15
LSU
70
Basketball - Men
81
Saturday 02/15
Butler vs. UMKC
Softball
Saturday 02/15
Appalachian State
6
Baseball
7
Saturday 02/15
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 02/15
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 02/15
Jackson State vs. St. John's
Softball
Saturday 02/15
Gator Invitational - 36 Holes
Golf - Men
570
Saturday 02/15
Husky Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 02/14
UMKC vs. Jackson State
Softball
Friday 02/14
University of Tulsa
4
Tennis - Men
3
Friday 02/14
Florida
Gymnastics
Friday 02/14
Appalachian State
2
Baseball
12
Friday 02/14
St. John's
1
Softball
8
Friday 02/14
St. John's vs. UMKC
Softball
Friday 02/14
Oklahoma
5
Tennis - Women
2
Friday 02/14
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Men
Friday 02/14
Tyson Invitational
T&F - Women
Friday 02/14
Jackson State vs. Butler
Softball
Thursday 02/13
ALABAMA
55
Basketball - W
75
Thursday 02/13
Butler
1
Softball
8
Thursday 02/13
Missouri
86
Basketball - Men
85
Thursday 02/13
Jackson State
0
Softball
8
Sunday 02/09
Purdue University
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 02/09
SOUTH CAROLINA
67
Basketball - W
49
Sunday 02/09
Baylor
5
Softball
0
Saturday 02/08
Washington
6
Softball
1
Saturday 02/08
Vanderbilt
75
Basketball - Men
77
Saturday 02/08
San Diego
1
Softball
10
Saturday 02/08
New Mexico Collegiate Classic
T&F - Men
Saturday 02/08
Armory Collegiate Invite
T&F - Women
Friday 02/07
UNLV
4
Softball
12
Friday 02/07
LSU
Gymnastics
Friday 02/07
UC Davis
5
Softball
4
Friday 02/07
University of Texas-Pan American
1
Tennis - Men
6
Friday 02/07
University of Texas-Pan American
1
Tennis - Men
6
Thursday 02/06
FLORIDA
49
Basketball - W
55
Wednesday 02/05
Alabama
58
Basketball - Men
65
Sunday 02/02
AUBURN
56
Basketball - W
48
Sunday 02/02
University of Minnesota
6
Tennis - Men
1
Sunday 02/02
Oklahoma State
6
Tennis - Women
0
Saturday 02/01
LSU
88
Basketball - Men
74
Saturday 02/01
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
3
Tennis - Men
4
Saturday 02/01
Razorback Team Invitational
T&F - Men
Saturday 02/01
Kansas
91
Swim & Dive
207
Saturday 02/01
Vanderbilt
83
Swim & Dive
203
Saturday 02/01
Razorback Team Invitational
T&F - Women
Saturday 02/01
Southern Illinois
0
Tennis - Women
7
Friday 01/31
Auburn
Gymnastics
Friday 01/31
North Texas
0
Tennis - Women
7
Thursday 01/30
TENNESSEE
70
Basketball - W
60
Tuesday 01/28
Missouri
75
Basketball - Men
71
Sunday 01/26
Georgia
5
Tennis - Women
0
Sunday 01/26
KENTUCKY
68
Basketball - W
58
   
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Razorback Road: A Razorback Trailblazer

01/22/2014
Kevin Trainor, Athletic Public Relations
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In a week where we stopped and recognized the extraordinary contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are reminded of the many individuals who helped make a difference for others and changed the future of the University of Arkansas.

Athletics has often been a catalyst for social change whether it was Jackie Robinson breaking into Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers or Billie Jean King changing the landscape for all female athletes by participating in the famed Battle of the Sexes tennis match against Bobby Riggs.

Today Razorback Athletics looks remarkably different than it did a half century ago. With a diversified group of more than 460 student-athletes competing in 19 sports and representing the University of Arkansas, the program has made measurable progress. It is a feat only made possible by those young men and women whose courage and determination helped pave the way for progress. Even for those who didn't go on to earn All-America or all conference status in their given sport, their courageous legacy of success continues to shape the Razorback program.

Razorback Trailblazer Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown never imagined this day would come. More than 45 years after he first stepped foot on the University of Arkansas campus, thousands of Razorback fans rose to their feet to cheer as he stood at midfield during halftime of an Arkansas-Auburn football game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Standing alongside his children and grandson, Brown was presented a Razorback Football No. 1 jersey and a trophy as the public address announcer read off his accolades.

Numerous presentations are made each season to former Razorback football stars, but what made this particular recognition unique was the fact that Brown was never an All-American, an all-conference selection or even a starter for the Razorbacks. In fact, he never played a down in a varsity game. However, what Brown accomplished in his short tenure with the Razorbacks, helped change the face of Razorback Football and the University of Arkansas forever.

When Brown arrived in the fall of 1965, he wasn't focused on carving out his place in history. The first African-American student-athlete to join the football team at the University of Arkansas, Brown had a much more modest goal in mind.

Growing up in Horatio, a town in Southwest Arkansas, Brown never had the opportunity to compete in organized athletics while attending Sevier County High School. During his senior year at the segregated school, the state announced that the following year Horatio High School would be integrated for the first time.

Brown begged his mother to let him return to high school one more year so he could participate in sports, but Snowie Brown, a long-time educator, would have nothing of it. It was time to get a college degree. Although he was moving on in his education, Brown turned the disappointment of losing one athletic opportunity into another one and ultimately a plethora of opportunities for others down the road.

"That frustration of not being able to go to the white school, which was going to be integrated the year after I graduated, prompted me to think if I am going to go to the University of Arkansas, I am going to play football," Brown says. "That is what I wanted to do. I never had a chance to play organized football and this was my chance. When they admitted me to the University of Arkansas, I said 'I can do exactly what I wanted to do in high school, but in college.'"

Brown arrived on a campus facing issues of the times, including the integration of the overall student body, but Brown didn't let any of those outside influences deter him from his primary mission.

"I just went down to the field house and said, 'I'm Darrell Brown and I want to play football,'" Brown says. "Obviously I didn't get a standing ovation at that time, but they said okay. I don't know what went on behind the scenes, but they said okay and issued me equipment."

A tailback and a cornerback, Brown joined the Shoats squad, a team of younger players that would practice against the varsity squad in a part of practice called "fourth quarter." Brown lined up across the line from several notable Razorback legends, including College Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Caveness.

Brown's biggest challenges, however, came as a result of the treatment he received from some due to his race. Subjected to ridicule, mental and even physical punishment, Brown persevered to play the game he loved. Some of his teammates did what they could to help him face those obstacles, offering much needed encouragement along the way. Brown is quick to credit a number of teammates, including David Hargis, Bruce Maxwell and Terry Don Phillips, for their support.

Brown practiced with the Razorbacks throughout the fall and again in the spring of 1966 before suffering a significant injury. At that time, he decided to put aside his athletic aspirations to concentrate on his educational goals. Brown earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas in 1969 and then graduated from the UA Law School in 1972.

"I was a little ole country boy that had a dream," Brown says. "I was just playing football and I didn't understand or grasp the significance of what was going on. I just wanted to be a part of what everybody had an opportunity to do. That was just my dream. I wanted to be a Razorback and I wanted to play football."

Brown helped pave the way for the thousands of African-American student-athletes who would soon follow. Little did he know he was also blazing a trail for his own family. Three of Darrell and Angela Brown's children would go on to attend the University of Arkansas, including daughter Deedee Brown-Campbell, who earned All-America honors as a track and field student-athlete for the Razorbacks. Darrell Brown Jr. is a practicing attorney and Derek Brown recently completed his doctorate at the University of Arkansas.

"To this day, when the Razorbacks are playing, regardless of my history, I want to look out, see them and hear them," Brown says. "I had a daughter and two sons who came behind me. I never tried to dissuade them from attending the University of Arkansas. I would never say anything to dissuade anyone else from attending the University of Arkansas because I think the University of Arkansas has something to give."

On a warm October night, it was time for the University of Arkansas and the Razorback Nation to give again. This time, it was time to give a long overdue salute to Darrell Brown, a true Razorback trailblazer.  

Razorback Road is a weekly column published on Thursdays by Associate Athletic Director for Public Relations Kevin Trainor. Trainor is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and has worked for Razorback Athletics for more than 20 years. Follow Trainor on Twitter @KTHogs.

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