FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas is proud to announce former Razorback Lance Alworth as the Old Spice honorary captain for the Tennessee-Arkansas football game on Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The University of Arkansas Men’s Athletic Departmentpresents an honorary captain for each Fayetteville home game this season. Each honorary captainis honored prior to the game on the field, recognized on the SmartVision and accompanies the Razorback captains to midfield for the coin toss. The honorary captain also appears at the Legends Tent presented by Old Spice and Spectrum Brands in the AT&T Trough approximately 90 minutes before game time.
Lettering in 1959 through 1961, Alworth was named All-Southwest Conference in 1960 and 1961, and All-America in 1961. He rushed for 1,292 yards, caught 37 passes for 645 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. In ‘61, Alworth led the SWC in tandem offense with 836 yards. Alworth also returned punts and kickoffs for the Razorbacks during his career and led the SWC in both categories his last two seasons.
During each of his three years with the Hogs, Alworth and the Razorbacks played in a New Years’ Day bowl game….the 1960 Gator, the 1961 Cotton and the 1962 Sugar.
Alworth was a first round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, but is known for his days as a San Diego Charger and Dallas Cowboy.He is a member of the Razorback All-Century team, a member of the Razorback Hall of Honor and is also enshrined in the NFL’s Hall of Fame.