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‘Lighthorse’ Harry Jones Named Honorary Captain

‘Lighthorse’ Harry Jones Named Honorary Captain

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas is proud to announce former Razorback running back Harry Jones as the Old Spice honorary captain for the Utah State-Arkansas football game on Saturday, Sept. 9, 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.

Jones lettered for the Hogs from 1964-66. He was an All-Southwest Conference selection in 1965 and developed a national reputation for his breakaway runs. He played safety on the 1964 national championship team, racking up 44 tackles and 2 interceptions.

As a running back in 1965 and 1966, “Light Horse” Harry rushed 166 times for 974 yards and seven touchdowns. The Enid, Okla., native also caught 29 passes for 598 yards and five touchdowns. Jones was the first Arkansas Razorback to grace to cover of Sports Illustrated following the Hogs 1965 win over Texas.

Jones was a first round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles. He played for the Eagles from 1967-70.

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