FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Arkansas All-American offensive lineman Tony Ugoh will serve as the A-Club Honorary Captain in Saturday’s 2015 season opener against UTEP.
Ugoh, a four-year letterwinner from 2003-06 and member of the UA All-Decade team, started at left tackle for three seasons while also competing for the Razorbacks’ national championship track and field program in both the discus and weight throw.
In his 2006 senior campaign, the Houston, Texas native started all 14 games and helped pave the way for the Razorbacks’ dynamic backfield that led the Southeastern Conference in rushing offense. That year, he also earned All-America honors from Rivals.com, the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated while also claiming a spot on the All-SEC first team.
Following his collegiate career, he was drafted 42nd overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2007 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he collected 11 starts and was named to the 2007 NFL All-Rookie Team. He participated in two Super Bowls and won Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 as a member of the New York Giants.
The A-Club honorary captain is recognized before each home game for their outstanding accomplishments on the field during their Razorback career. Before kickoff, they will be recognized and will accompany the captains to midfield for the coin toss.
The honorary captain program was launched in 2002 and has recognized more than 70 former Razorback football student-athletes.
The Razorbacks will host UTEP on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPNU and WatchESPN.com. Tickets are still available for Saturday’s game and may be purchased online HERE or by calling 1-800-982-HOGS.
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