FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas is proud to announce former Razorback tailback and quarterback Don Christian as the Old Spice honorary captain for the Ole Miss-Arkansas football game on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The University of Arkansas Men’s Athletic Department will present an honorary captain for each Fayetteville home game this season. Each honorary captain will be honored prior to the game on the field, recognized on the SmartVision and will accompany the Razorback captains to midfield for the coin toss. The honorary captain will also appear at the Legends Tent presented by Old Spice and Spectrum Brands in the AT&T Trough approximately 90 minutes before game time.
A versatile player, Christian played tailback, quarterback, defensive back and punted during his Razorback career. He completed 57 passes for 825 yards and five touchdowns. He rushed for 703 yards and 10 touchdowns during his career with the Hogs and he intercepted six passes. He punted 32 times for an average of 37.5 yards.
In consecutive games during the 1956 season, Christian was nearly unstoppable. He led Coach Jack Mitchell’s split-T offense to a come-from-behind victory over Texas at Austin. The next weekend he earned 122 yards in leading the Hogs to a 14-0 win over the Ole Miss Rebels at War Memorial Stadium.
Christian lettered for the Razorbacks from 1955-57.