FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –- The University of Arkansas is proud to announce former Razorback Billy Ray Smith Jr. as the Old Spice/Egg-Land’s Best Eggs honorary captain for the Alabama-Arkansas football game.
The Razorbacks play host to the Crimson Tide at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in a game televised by Raycom Sports.
The University of Arkansas Athletic Department is presenting an honorary captain for each Fayetteville home game this season. Each honorary captain is honored prior to the game on the field, recognized on the SmartVision and accompanies the Razorback captains to midfield for the coin toss. The honorary captain also appears at the Legends Tent presented by Old Spice and Egg-Land’s Best Eggs in the AT&T Trough approximately 90 minutes before game time.
Smith, a two time All-American, earned 299 career tackles and holds the UA record for most career tackles for loss with 62. The 1982 team captain has been named to the Arkansas all-decade team and the Arkansas all-century team. He is also a member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, the Razorback Hall of Honor and the College Football Hall of Fame.
Smith was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 1983 as the fifth pick of the first round. He was the Chargers team MVP in 1987 and the defensive player of the year in ’85 and ’86.
Smith is also the son of former Razorback and All-SWC tackle, Billy Ray Smith Sr.