FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas is proud to announce former Razorback linebacker Jermaine Petty as the Old Spice honorary captain for the Southeast Missouri State-Arkansas football game on Saturday, Oct. 14, 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.
Petty finished his career by posting the fourth-highest tackle total by a Razorback in a season with 140 stops during the 2001 campaign. Of the 140 tackles, 13 were for loss. During his stellar 2001 season, Petty was named the Bronko Nagurski Player of the Week two twice. Petty had one interception, a memorable 88-yard pick returned for a touchdown to seal a 42-17 win over #17 Auburn. He also had the final tackle to seal the Hogs win in the historic seven-overtime victory at Ole Miss.
His 2001 campaign earned him first-team Southeastern Conference and All-America honors. He also won the J. Frank Broyles Award as the Most Outstanding UA Athlete for the 2001-02 school year.
A native of Inman, S.C., Petty came to the University of Arkansas from Butler County Community College in 1999. Following his Razorback career, Petty played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Green Bay Packers.