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Broyles honored as SEC Legend

Broyles honored as SEC Legend

FAYETTEVILLE – Former University of Arkansas head football coach and athletic director Frank Broyles will represent the Razorbacks in the 2010 Southeastern Conference Football Legends class. Broyles will join legends from the 11 other league institutions at this year’s SEC "Weekend of Champions" which culminates with the SEC Football Championship Game on Sat., Dec. 4 at the Georgia Dome.

Broyles will speak on behalf of the group of honorees at the SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T on Friday Dec. 3 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. CBS’ Verne Lundquist will serve again as the master of ceremonies for the 2010 SEC Legends Dinner. The legends will also be recognized on the field prior to the kickoff of the championship game.

Broyles served as head coach at the University of Arkansas from 1958-76 and was the athletics director at the school from 1973-2007. During his coaching career, the Razorbacks were 144-58-5 and won or tied for seven Southwest Conference titles. He led the Hogs to nine post-season bowl games. He directed the Razorbacks to the 1964 national championship by the Football Writers Association of America and the Helms Foundation, posting an 11-0 record and defeating Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl Classic. More than 30 of his former players went on to become college or professional football coaches.

Following his coaching career, he worked for nine years as a color analyst for college football games at ABC Sports. In 1983, Broyles was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. In 1996, the Broyles Award was established and is given each year to the nation’s outstanding college football assistant coach. During his tenure as Arkansas’ athletics director, the Razorbacks won 43 national championships, 57 Southwest Conference titles and 48 SEC titles.

Broyles was also a six-time All-SEC selection as a three-sport student-athlete (football, basketball and baseball) at Georgia Tech. He earned first team All-SEC football honors in 1944 and 1946 and third team honors in 1943. Broyles was selected as the Atlanta Touchdown Club’s 1944 SEC Player of the Year in football. He was named to the All-SEC second team in basketball in 1944, 1945 and 1947.

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