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Steve Little
Steve Little

Steve Little

2017 Southwest Conference Hall of Fame Inductee

Football

One of the most impactful kickers in college football history, Steve Little dominated the field as a kicker and punter from 1974-77. Little was a two-time All-American for the Razorbacks in 1976 and 1977. He was a three-time All-Southwest Conference performer for Arkansas in 1974, 1975 and 1977. Little still holds the school record for career field goals attempted (89) and ranks third in career field goals made (53). He also holds the single season field goal attempts record (30). His .596 field goal percentage ranks 10th. Little still has five entries in the top 10 longest field goals in University of Arkansas history including an NCAA record 67-yard field goal against Texas in 1977. He also owns the second longest field goal with a 61-yard conversion against Tulsa in 1976.  Little also made 121 of his 131 career extra point attempts and punted his last two years with averages of 44.4 in 1976 and 44.3 in 1977. His 44.4 yard career punting average ranks tied for second All-Time at Arkansas. Following his Razorback career, Little played in the Hula and Japan Bowls before being drafted in the first round (15th overall pick) by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1978 NFL Draft. He played for the Cardinals from 1978-80. Little is a member of the University of Arkansas’ All-Century Team and 1970s All-Decade Team. In 1994, he was inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor.