WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative John Boozman (R-AR) today joined members of the Arkansas delegation to the House of Representatives to honor retiring University of Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles.
Rep. Boozman made his remarks from the well of the House, on the final scheduled day of proceedings for 2007. Broyles will resign his position at the Arkansas on December 31, capping off 50 years as a legendary coach and athletic director.
Here are Rep. Boozman’s remarks:
Floor Remarks of Congressman John Boozman
U.S. House of Representatives
December 19, 2007
In honor of John Franklin “Frank” Broyles, University of Arkansas
Madame Speaker, I proudly rise with my Arkansas colleagues this morning to recognize a man who meant a great deal to my life and a great deal to those who are fans of college football and the University of Arkansas. I rise to honor the legacy and career of Frank Broyles, the Athletic Director of the University, and former head football coach, who will end his 50-year run with the Razorbacks on December 31.
Frank Broyles is an icon in Arkansas, and a legend in the world of collegiate athletics. His new mission, among other things, will be to educate Americans on caring for loved ones suffering with Alzheimer’s.
The names of those associated with Coach Broyles are impressive: Jerry Jones, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Johnny Majors, Joe Gibbs, Raymond Berry – and the list goes on and on – all played or coached for Broyles over his career. He even teamed with the legendary Keith Jackson for several years to bring the college games to our homes every weekend.
I will be forever proud to be a Razorback, and to have had the opportunity to be one under Coach Broyles.
I congratulate him on his career, and sincerely thank him for his service to the Great State of Arkansas. And, as we say in Arkansas: Wooo, Pig, Sooie!
To view Rep. Boozman’s remarks, go to: http://boozman.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=81079