FAYETTEVILLE – Todd Ross, a longtime Razorback fan and a Broyles-Matthews member of the Razorback Foundation, will participate in the "A" Walk of Honor on Saturday prior to Arkansas’ football game against Tulsa at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
A native of Little Rock, Ark., Ross grew up following the Razorbacks and has translated his childhood allegiance to the program into generous support for Razorback Athletics.
"As a lifelong Razorback fan, I know it will be special for Todd Ross to have the opportunity to be a part of this great University of Arkansas tradition," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "Todd has been a tremendous supporter of our program and has helped us provide thousands of student-athletes with the resources and facilities they need to succeed on and off the field. We are grateful for his generosity and are looking forward to his participation in the ‘A’ Walk of Honor."
Ross is the President and CEO of Preferred Medical, a customer-focused, service-oriented medical supply company in Conway. In addition to his annual support, Ross has made special gifts to several projects including the new football center which will be completed in the summer of 2013.
"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 John L. Smith and the Arkansas Razorback football team on the field just prior to kickoff. Honorees will also be inducted into the "A" Walk of Honor Hall of Fame.
Previous honorees have included members of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, former Arkansas coach and athletic director Frank Broyles, the Willard and Pat Walker family, Jim Lindsey, Bob and Marilyn Bogle, Boyce Billingsley and the Jennings Osborne family.