FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former defensive end Bruce James returns to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday to serve as the A-Club Honorary Captain in Arkansas’ Homecoming game against UT Martin.
A three-year letterwinner from 1968-70, the Moss Point, Mississippi native helped the Razorbacks compile a 28-5 record during his tenure. He tallied 53 tackles as a sophomore and 80 tackles as a junior and was part of defensive units that led the SWC in total defense in 1970 (267.1), rushing defense in 1968 (138.0) and scoring defense in 1969 (7.6).
Most notably, James helped the Razorbacks post a 9-2 record and finish with a No. 11 ranking by the Associated Press in 1970. That year, Arkansas won nine straight games and led the SWC in total defense with 267 yards allowed per game. James earned first team All-America and All-Southwest Conference honors and played in two postseason all-star games – the All-American Bowl in Tampa, Florida and the Blue-Gray Game in Montgomery, Alabama.
James was selected to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2008.
The A-Club honorary captain is recognized before each home game for their outstanding accomplishments on the field during their Razorback career. Before kickoff, they will be recognized and will accompany the captains to midfield for the coin toss.
The honorary captain program was launched in 2002 and has recognized more than 70 former Razorback football student-athletes.
Coming off a thrilling four overtime victory over Auburn, the Razorbacks remain at home to host UT Martin for Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 31. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. The contest will be televised live on SEC Network, WatchESPN.com and through the WatchESPN app.
Tickets are still available for the UT Martin game. For more information and to purchase, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com or call 1-800-982-HOGS.
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