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Russell named honorary captain

Russell named honorary captain

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –- The University of Arkansas is proud to announce former Razorback Derek Russell as the Old Spice/Eggland’s Best Eggs honorary captain for the Ole Miss-Arkansas football game.

The Razorbacks play host to the Rebels at 6 p.m. on Saturday in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

The University of Arkansas Athletic Department is presenting an honorary captain for each Fayetteville home game this season.Each honorary captain is honored prior to the game on the field, recognized on RazorVision and accompanies the Razorback captains to midfield for the coin toss. The honorary captain also appears at the Legends Tent presented by Old Spice and Eggland’s Best Eggs in the AT&T Trough approximately 90 minutes before game time.

Russell, was a four-year letterman for the Razorbacks from 1987-90, one of the most successful eras of Razorback football. As a Razorback, the Little Rock native totaled more than 2,000 yards of total offense with 19 touchdowns. Russell is tied for the third-most touchdown passes caught in a season (eight in 1990) and tied for the fourth-most in a career (16).

Drafted in the fourth round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, Russell played four years for the Broncos. He finished his career with the Houston/Tennessee Oilers.

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