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Lindsey to be honored in A” Walk”

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lindsey to be honored in A” Walk”

FAYETTEVILLE – Former Razorback football student-athlete, University of Arkansas Board of Trustee chairman and long-time supporter Jim Lindsey will participate in the "A" Walk of Honor on Saturday prior to Arkansas’ football game against UTEP at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium."Jim Lindsey has been a wonderful contributor to the University of Arkansas and the Razorbacks for more than four decades," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "He helped lead the Razorbacks to a football national championship before returning to our state to begin an ultra-successful business career. We look forward to honoring him for his many contributions in this special pre-game ceremony."Lindsey, a graduate of the University of Arkansas, helped captain the Razorbacks’ football team to an undefeated 11-0 record and a national championship in 1964. He went on to a seven-year professional football career with the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League playing for legendary Coach Bud Grant from 1966-72. He returned to Arkansas and founded Lindsey and Associates in 1973, which grew into one of the largest real estate companies in Arkansas. He also established several other businesses including Lindsey Management Co. in 1986 which became the largest property management firm or multi-family housing in Arkansas. He is a member of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame. He served on the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees from 1999-2009 including serving as chairman in 2008-09. During his tenure, Lindsey led the effort to establish need-based Brandon Burlsworth Memorial Scholarships celebrating the legacy of the former Razorback walk-on who earned All-America honors. Lindsey is a long-time benefactor of the Razorback program and the University of Arkansas. He serves as a member of the Razorback Foundation Board. He partnered with his 1964 teammate Jerry Jones to help support the construction of a football museum, the Jerry Jones and Jim Lindsey Hall of Champions, in the Broyles Athletic Center. He also helped underwrite a documentary on legendary University of Arkansas track and field coach John McDonnell. The northwest entry of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is named in his honor along with teammate Jim Williams. He has contributed to countless University efforts including major gifts in support of the Campaign for the 21st Century and the University School of Law Building Fund. He has also been active in support of Access Arkansas, the Fulbright Honors College and the Fowler House. "Running through the A" is one of the Razorbacks’ most storied football traditions. While "Running through the A" is a tradition reserved only for members of the Razorback football team, Razorback Athletics created a program to honor those individuals or groups who have played a significant role in the support of Razorback Athletics. Honorees are invited to participate in this unique pre-game experience and are recognized on the video board and over the public address system as they walk through the "A" formed by the Razorback Marching Band. After completing the walk, honorees help complete the "A" before welcoming Coach Bobby Petrino and the Arkansas Razorback football team on the field just prior to kickoff.Previous honorees have included members of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, legendary Arkansas coach and athletic director Frank Broyles and the Willard and Pat Walker family.



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