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Razorback Great Milan Creighton

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Great Milan Creighton

This is the latest in a series of features on the 2010 University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor inductees.

FAYETTEVILLE – The most decorated letterman in the 2010 Arkansas Hall of Honor class, Milan Creighton was a standout on the gridiron, hardwood and on the track for the Razorbacks.

A three-year letterwinner for the Razorbacks in basketball from 1929-31, he was a two-time All-Southwest Conference honoree in 1930 and 1931. In ’31 he was Arkansas’ only individual to earn All-Southwest Conference honors.

Creighton also earned three letters in football between 1928-30 and served as team captain for the Razorbacks in 1930.

The nine-time letterman completed his career with three letters in track and Field between 1929-31.

Following his incredible career as a Razorback, Creighton went on to play professional football for seven season (1931-37) as a defensive end with the Chicago Cardinals of National Football League (NFL). He participated in 55 games as a pro and served as player/head coach of the Cardinals between 1935 and 1938. During his seven years in the pros, the Cardinals were 27-42-7 and 16-26-4 with Creighton as head coach. After leaving the NFL, Creighton went on to coach football at Hot Springs High School and compiled a record of 44-16-4.

UA Sports Hall of Honor members are selected by a vote of former letterwinners in conjunction with the A Club. The official induction is Friday, Sept. 3, at the Springdale Convention Center. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from the Razorback Foundation. For more information, call the Razorback Foundation at 479-443-9000.



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