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Broyles to participate in A” Walk of Honor”

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Broyles to participate in A” Walk of Honor”

FAYETTEVILLE – Former University of Arkansas head football coach and athletic director Frank Broyles will participate in the "A" Walk of Honor on Saturday prior to Arkansas’ football game against Ole Miss at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.Broyles has served the University of Arkansas and Razorback Athletics for more than half a century. He served as the head football coach from 1958-76 winning 144 games and leading the Razorbacks to nine bowl games, seven Southwest Conference championships and the 1964 Football Writers Association of America national championship. Broyles served as the athletic director at the University of Arkansas from 1973-2007."We wanted to take this opportunity to recognize Coach Broyles for his many professional and personal contributions to the Razorbacks," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "It is only fitting that he be among the first to participate in the new ‘A’ Walk of Honor. His personal commitment and generosity has helped foster the growth and success of the Razorback program and the University of Arkansas." In addition to his professional contributions, Broyles has been a long-time financial supporter of the program and the University. He served as a co-chairman on the University’s Campaign for the 21st Century steering committee and helped raise support for the renovation of the campus’ signature landmark Old Main. He was also instrumental in raising support in the University Library’s Campaign for Books.Throughout his career, Broyles has made numerous gifts to the Razorback Foundation. Broyles, along with former assistant football coach and administrator Wilson Matthews, are the namesakes of the highest contributor classification in the Razorback Foundation, Broyles-Matthews donors. Coach Broyles recently made a sizable planned gift to initiate new capital project funding in the Razorback Foundation. One of the biggest thrills of any Razorback football student-athlete’s career is "Running through the A" prior to kickoff at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. While "Running through the A" is a tradition reserved only for members of the Razorback football team, Razorback Athletics created a program to honor those individuals or groups who have played a significant role in the support of Razorback Athletics. Honorees are invited to participate in this unique pre-game experience and are recognized on the video board and over the public address system as they walk through the "A" formed by the Razorback Marching Band. After completing the walk, honorees help complete the "A" before welcoming Coach Bobby Petrino and the Arkansas Razorback football team on the field just prior to kickoff.Prior to the Alabama game earlier this season, the Razorbacks honored the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation for its contributions as part of the inaugural "A" Walk of Honor.



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