FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas is proud to announce former Razorback defensive back Steve Atwater as the Old Spice honorary captain for the Alabama-Arkansas football game on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The University of Arkansas Men’s Athletic Department will present an honorary captain for each Fayetteville home game this season. Each honorary captain will be honored prior to the game on the field, recognized on the SmartVision and will accompany the Razorback captains to midfield for the coin toss. The honorary captain will also appear at the Legends Tent presented by Old Spice and Spectrum Brands in the AT&T Trough approximately 90 minutes before game time.
A four-year letter winner from 1985-88, Atwater was named to the All Decade Team of the 1980s and was a team captain in 1988. An All-Southwest Conference selection at safety in 1986 and 1988, Atwater holds the school record for career interceptions with 14. He also recorded 229 tackles during his career.
He was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 20th pick in the first round of the 1989 NFL draft. During his 10 seasons with the Denver Broncos, he was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times, second most in franchise history.
Atwater started all 155 games while he was with Denver and also started in 14 post-season games, including Super Bowl XXXII, where he posted one of the best performances ever by a safety in a Super Bowl. He ended his career with the New York Jets.